Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Well Joey is finally at home. I took him there earlier this afternoon. When I got there he was ready to go. I warmed him up a bit and saddled him. He only needed a little bit of reminder that I was the leader not him. It was Judy/fred, Kathryn/tootsie and me and Joey. We rode through the woods about 20 minutes and we were walking down the path to the beach on Lake Michigan. Judy must have clout with the neighbors. Surprisingly, we only saw three others on the beach. We walked 1/2 mile or so down the beach and then went into the water. Joey has done this before, not me. Let me tell you it was fun and wet. I think Joey really liked it. We went into his belly or so and he just wanted to splash. Needless to say he didn't want to get out. Then it was back up on the mainland and down the road. Lots of obstacles what with leaf blowers and weed whackers going all around us. But Joey and the other two horses were solid. We got to a certain point on the trail where they like to canter so we did. Joey was last and at a certain point, which I found out later, was the exact point where he likes to buck when they canter, he most certainly intended to, but I put a stop to that before it got started. Then he settled down into it. It was a canter very far, but as hot as it was it was probably enough. Anyway we all made it back. It was a great ride. She has a nice trail riding area that is for sure. Thanks again Kathryn and Judy for a good ride. Thanks Kathryn for letting me work with your horse for the last 30 days.