I got to the barn early this morning to get in a quick ride on Robert. He had just lay down for his morning siesta so I went up to the outdoor to watch the last half of a lesson to let him get his snooze on.
|nobody interrupts bobby's naps.|
Then it was time for a horse more my speed:
And then we hooked up the cart! K jumped in with me to make sure I didn't die while BO gave me a basic rundown of how Star drives. I backed her up, told her to "come around", and off we went. I wanted to walk a bit first on my first "solo" drive, but Star had other ideas. I was like, "Walk. Star! Walk!" and Star was like, "Shut the hell up back there. I know what I'm doing. You certainly don't."
Ponies. Pony mare no less.
I eventually got her back to the walk (very begrudgingly on Star's behalf) and we ambled around a bit before turning around and "asking" (ok, letting) her trot back. We picked up another passenger--a little girl whose parents want to train their mule to drive and had stuck around to watch--and made the loop again. K went solo to finish the pony off and then the three of us clambered back aboard to pose for pictures.
|k, h, and me!|
Hopefully our show tomorrow will be as fun as trotting down the road with a pony!