My mom took today off with the thought of bringing Rosemary and Comrade to a breakfast drive. We decided not to go since it is a long drive and Peggy just did the drive to/from Indiana last weekend. So instead we drove them both in the neighborhood. I orginally planned to stay at the barn and get night chores while they took them out, but Peggy was feeling on the edge of overheated and I went as a back up driver. The drive was fun and the horses were great about a few adjustments we made along the way.
|"I am the best pony ever"|
|The final line|
|Posing next to his accomplisment|
We ended with Mom raising the last jump to an X. Roscoe noticed the change, jumped in and then put on the brakes. I was able to block his right swerve and redirect him to walk over the X. On our last pass he jumped in, cantered two strides, trotted to the X and did an absolutely wonderful bascule over the jump. I halted him two strides after and just hugged him. I gave him sugar and hopped off. I love this pony. We have watched him from the day he was born and yet he still surprises us. This jump progression exercise showed how mature he has grown. I was riding high today and can't wait to see my baby continue to spread his wings.