Woo I’m tired, but I know who’s more tired. This guy:
I followed Aragorn and Sara up to the same facility near Waco where we first discovered working equitation, Highlander Ranch. There, he had his first clinic, and first experience off ranch since she got him. He was a trooper.
I learned a lot from the clinicians, Doreen and Kiki. I can take the ideas straight to Apache. Great ways to stay straight and do transitions, etc.
Sara and Aragorn did a great job on all the obstacles and learned how to fix any missteps.
I also enjoyed all the other horses and their riders. They ranged from a woman who had never tried the discipline but had a very willing horse to Aragorn’s breeder, who cantered everywhere.
Here’s a cool horse. He was so shiny and was so sweet, and had been abused, but you’d never know it.
We also had Trixie join us, and now she’s ready to participate, too! It was such a laid-back event, but full o’ education.
I enjoyed the facility, too. Wow they have a HUGE barn, where Aragorn got to rest after he learned his stuff.
I am so tired, though of course Aragorn and Sara are more tired. But they can be proud of themselves. Here are a few more photos. There will be more tomorrow!
I’ll take lots of videos of Sara learning dressage techniques tomorrow. I took a lot today, so she can analyze her technique to improve. I’m glad I got to tag along.