Thursday, March 27, 2008
What a good boy.
I had another lesson on the big man yesterday, and I'm still swimming in bliss. My trainer said over the last month with the extra hard work and riding time I've been putting in, along with the schooling lessons we've had, he's like a totally different horse. She said he's just so willing and really trying his best for me, and that he's actually performing many of the technical aspects of his training to the best of what can be expected at his age. I couldn't be happier that our hard work is paying off, and it was wonderful to hear from my coach that she thinks I'm doing an excellent job as his trainer in being consistent with him and helping him to improve. He is after all my first baby, although I have worked with green horses before, and he's definitely taught me more than all the others combined. We're really starting to grow into a partnership now. Yesterday as we were going, Boomer had this lovely, relaxed, bouncy trot, and was so soft and light in my hands. My trainer said it looked lovely and asked me: "How does that feel?" A huge smile broke out on my face. She's very proud of the pair of us and at the end of the lesson kept emphasizing what a good boy Boomer was. His big ears just kept flicking in all directions, soaking up the praise. He really thrives off it.
I'm so excited for when the weather warms up and we can add some hacking to our schooling schedule. I can't believe Boomer will be four next month! Time goes so quickly.