Tucker Is a Star
I rode just one horse tonight. Don't know why, but I guess I was just a little lazy.
Anyhow, it was worth it. Tucker was a pleasure to ride. I had some nice trot work, with very forward strides and a feeling of "eagerness" on his part. I did shoulder-in, haunches in, leg yield and "beginner" half pass with him as well as some serpentines. Then I moved into canter and again got some good work. But best of all were the two simple changes. He went right down to walk, kept it foward and then took the canter lead with no effort at all.
It was short schooling session, but really productive and fun.
Afterwards, I dragged out the fly sheets and suited everyone up. The bugs are about, and I think that's what's making the Boys tend to hang out in the barn. Actually, since each horse stood quietly to be sheeted without being tied or even brought in from the paddock, I figured they agreed it was time for the "summer outfits."