This Saturday I had a ride on Mystery. It was our first ride since the snow came and Mystery was a bit jumpy, but it was easy to get her back under control the couple times she did spook a little. Then since we didn't have too many problems I took Mystery for a ride outside of the pasture for the first time! She did really great especially considering that there was a bobcat running and my other horse, Beau was freaking out! She was super excited to be out so I had to hold her back a lot! But overall, it was a great ride, and first time out.
Dusty and I have been working on tackless riding a little bit this fall and last fall. Whoever said "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," hadn't met Dusty because he is doing amazing! He is very responsive to my leg and voice, and we recently got down a cue for backing up! It is so fun to be able to ride tackless, without anything except Dusty and me!
Had a ride on Mystery yesterday! It wasn't one of our best days, but Mystery really tried her best. It wasn't that warm out, but she was sweating quite a bit after which I consider a sign of a successful ride!