Monday, August 4, 2014

Ridden for the First Time

Friday night I receive a text message from my trainer Jordan:
Jordan: "Ok tomorrow is D day...I'm gonna step up on Dixie"
Me: "Woohoo! I'll be praying!"
Jordan: "Yes I'm pretty excited!! I will let you know how it goes."
Saturday about 4pm I get this picture along with a message:

 Jordan: "I got my friend on her so I could get pics to send you!"
Wasn't that sweet of him?!


Here his friend is applying pressure with the reins to see if she will "give to the bit" or give into the pressure. It's this part of training that makes the horse responsive to you.

Doesn't she look great?! Jordan said she did really well for her first time with a rider. He also said she was gonna be a really nice horse for me. I asked how much longer he thought he would need to keep her and he told me he wanted to make 100% sure that I could jump on her and go for a trail ride without any trouble. Believe me, I SO appreciate that!

I was so excited and proud of her progress. Jordan was too! He said He was so excited that he wanted to ride her in the pasture that day but his friend told him he would be dumb!

I can hardly wait to get her back. I have so missed her! The boys are going to be excited too! It has been good for them too that she's been gone. They have become better pasture buddies. Not sure how that will all work out when the "girl" comes home. We'll see.

I couldn't wait to share my excitement at Dixie's progress. It won't be long you'll be seeing me ride Dixie!

Have a good one!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! So happy for you! And she looks like she's doing really well!