Midge offered a walk to canter transition today! (On our way out, not even on the way home!). Although regular readers might suspect this is an April Fool's joke, it's really not.
I must have looked pleased because two separate people that I saw in my travels commented on the lovely day and how happy we looked to be out for a ride.
Bridget got a free pass from the ring and we just had a nice quiet trail ride in the sunshine with a friend. Midge is the best at babysitting, after all. I could probably rent her out as a green horse trail buddy, the demand for her company is so high :) She cares not what other horses do and rarely gets impatient - I love that about her.
I've been having some lower back pain and feeling like I'm sitting crooked in the saddle. Again today, I was sore and stiff when we got home, even though I rode the last few km without my stirrups and made an effort to stretch my back and legs out. Finally, when I was untacking, I noticed my stirrup leathers weren't even and the right one was 2 holes shorter. No idea when or how that happened, since I don't tend to adjust them ever, but I feel very stupid for not checking such a simple thing sooner! Fingers crossed, we've solved the mystery.
Anyway, what I really wanted to post here was that I just say I really, really love my newly forward and cantering pony! That's all for today, I just had to share my excitement!