I had actually asked her a couple weeks ago about riding during break since I knew I was going to be trying horses. I told her I wanted to ride twice a week, and she said I could absolutely ride Roman if that was the case. Now, let's rewind for a minute. First, who the heck is Roman? Roman is Miss El's personal horse who she's had as long as I've known her. When I first met Roman, he was a very curious, inquisitive, personable, distracted 3 year old. He's still all of those except now he's 6.
|Whither is basically head height|
Anyways, as the vlog showed, I finally had my first ride on him. Score! What's hilarious is that his personality under saddle is completely different from on the ground. You can't stand next to the horse without him sniffing you or resting his head on yours or grabbing your coat zipper (the last of which he does with shocking consistency and accuracy). Then you sit on him. And he's like "nah". Distracted, sure, but also slow and generally disinterested in any sort of work what so ever. Apparently, he's like that to jump, too. Someone should explain to him that he's too fancy to be this difficult to ride.
|Remind me to adjust my filming ratio|
The day didn't end there, though. In our recent conversations, Miss El mentioned that one of her students was getting a project horse and wanted to lease out her current horse, one that's been in training with my trainer for I think two years or so. I said sure. I had nothing to lose with trying another horse. By some stroke of damn good fortune, his owner was there on Wednesday and let me ride him and said that I could take lessons on him over break. Welcome to the blog, Silver.
|Sassy lil Half Arab|
Not a bad way to start the break, if I do say so myself. Sorry for the novel of a post. I just really enjoyed myself.