Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Harley got a little more zip in his giddy up Sunday evening. His warmup, again about fifteen minutes on the neck stretcher, he looked absolutely delightful.

All three gaits, both directions. Heading left, he had the right lead three times before realizing what I really wanted. Coming back to trot all those incorrect times, he was zippy, and really rough. I did not ask for canter again until he was relaxed and accepting a little bit. Finally, when he had the lead correct, we rode about two circles and I eased down to trot. Heading right, firs t ask, correct lead, circle and a half, and done.

Total, about an hour. Took a while to argue with that left lead, mixed in with lots of walking breaks so we could both catch our breath in the heat.

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