August 09, 2006

Arena

Just a short ride today, as I was out there by myself. She was better to put the bridle on today (still unsure of the bit though) and I was able to get on her alone, with the help of a fence, without too much difficulty.

I rode her once around the yard just to make sure she remembered everything from yesterday, and then took her into the roundpen for a bit, then out into the arena for her first time in there - she didn't exactly love the flowers and such around the sides, but she didn't do anything silly, just looked at them a bit. Also rode her around the stables and just showed her a few different places. It was a fairly short ride, and still just at the walk, but I'm pleased that she seems good in the more open spaces.