November 21, 2006

water

Was actually sunny last night, so had a good ride. Silvi has put on a bit of weight and is feeling quite good. After fluffing around doing some warmup I took her down to the creek and walked through a few times, then found the most recent floods had carved away a semi-safe looking drop into the water. About 50cm of water, and about 70cm of bank above that - so I walked Silvi up to it and she pounced off (caught her in the mouth a little, but gave her lots of pats and then walked through the lower areas to make sure she hadn't got a fright). But yeah, very pleased with that.

Then did some exercises on changing the tempo of her trot - she must have felt like she worked hard as she ate her whole dinner which she hasn't been doing lately with all the good grass around.