Kathleen and the twins have been here for a week of unbelievably beautiful Indian Summer weather. Unreal for late November (more records?). We’ve ridden as a family four times… all with the three B’s…barefoot, bareback, and bitless. We figure it’s the first time Mariah and Pocket have been ridden in at least two years… and the first time ever that these two have been ridden bitless. But all concerned were delighted with each ride. Above Allegra, Kathleen, and Dylan on Pocket, Mariah, and Skeeter pause for a picture, a rare occurrence that I’m allowed behind the lens.
Allegra was convinced that should could do the Kevin Costner/Silverado running/leaping mount onto Mariah so I told her to give it a shot. She asked if I was going to hold Mariah and I said, “Nobody was holding Costner’s horse.” So after it she went.
I hate long-legged dancer showoffs. The interesting thing is that back in California Allegra wasn’t much into the horses, but is now taking to it as if she had been there all her life. Dylan too. And both of them were riding all over the place using their legs with loose reins. Light hands! I must send some photos to Debbie and Eitan Beth Halachmy for their Light Hands Clinic :)
This has been a spectacular week of very little work and lots of fun. I’ve spent more compressed time with the horses than in a long while and it’s been terrific. I hope y’all are having as wonderful a Thanksgiving week as we are. And as thankful a Thanksgiving week. Enjoy a few more of Kathleen’s photos. And please don’t forget it’s less than a week before The Soul of a Horse BLOGGED – The Journey Continues comes out. http://www.thesoulofahorseblogged.com
We are thankful for each and every one of you, the support you have given us, and the kind words you pass our way that provide the fuel to keep us moving forward. Happy Thanksgiving! – Joe and Kathleen