|Khari & Connie at Blanchard|
After our lesson today with Sandra, I think both Farah & I had brain fade! :-) Finding out that it's not just one cue that alerts your mount to your wishes - it is - I'm learning, a combination of cues that tells Farah what it is that I'm asking her to do. At least, when I manage to cue correctly & avoid the bad habits that I am working very hard at unlearning! Farah is willing, tries very hard & does her best. Her best is much better when it's Sandra doing the riding! When I'm on-board - we have moments of feeling everything right & that's motivational - at least for me.
Jentry brought the girls up to meet me & Skyla wanted to ride. Without much adieu I lifted her up & Jentry spotted from the off-side. Farah - more than happy to be done with her lesson - walked off with her swinging "I'm going somewhere" gait & Skyla was on her way! She glanced back once at her mother - a HUGE smile on her face! Not one to give up easily - I'm still hopeful that at least one granddaughter will want to do some riding as she gets a little older! :-)
As a side note - after years of riding grays - I'm SO Happy to have COLOR! :-)