Back to School, Bella   Leave a comment

Bella has had the summer pretty much off, but now that the weather’s cooled, it’s time for her to go back to school.

Yesterday she got to work in the round pen, then we walked all over the place looking for obstacles.  We walked the walkways in front of tack rooms, climbed up on stumps, played with chairs (I picked up a plastic stool and put it on her back, then picked up a large chair and dropped her halter rope while I walked around her lugging it.), and strolled through the shop.  We went in the front, past all of the machinery, stepping over the equipment on the floor, and out the people-sized door in the back.  Then I borrowed a wheelbarrow, and pushed it as I led her.  All things we’d done before, but not for a couple of months.  She was fine with all of it.

Today I saddled her up . . .

bellasaddled

. . . and we worked in the round pen some more, then on the longe line in the yard.  No problems.

She hasn’t been ridden lately, since Melissa is busy being pregnant, but I can do a lot of ground work for now.

Oh, to be twenty years younger, and twenty pounds lighter!  I’m working on the latter, but there’s not much I can do about the former.

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Posted October 11, 2013 by stablewoman in Bella, Horses

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