Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Really Great Outdoors





 Today Legacy and I had the most enjoyable drive...we are now working outdoors, in our former outdoor arena. I took down the corral panels and posts, that made up our outdoor arena, for a little more room to work! 
Going from inside to outside has its obvious differences, but for driving horses, there is another difference....the footing is quite different, and a full carriage does not pull as easily on ungroomed ground with natural divits and lumps and bumps.  Legacy and I had a nice "warm up drive" yesterday, in the great outdoors....she felt she needed to trot to pull, so I let her. Trotting gives a horse the advantage of impulsion, moving the carriage is easier in certain circumstances at the trot, rather than the walk...so, I felt today would be a bit of a test to see if she still needed to trot to move the carriage.

                                
I was quite pleased that most of our work today was done at the walk!  Legacy is comfortable with the uneven ground...and we had a very enjoyable session of work...            
                                        
Legacy is a bit of a ham also...she always "holds" her lead rope while I harness and unharness. I decided for a photo today, and every time she took the rope and I get my camera ready, she dropped the rope!  finally I turned my back and catch her not looking at me...LOL...silly girl !!! the curly genes run deep.   

2 comments:

  1. That holding the lead rope is awesome! Love your countryside!

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  2. These Curlies are so personable! I love those listening ears. Look at your grass! You are a whole month ahead of us in Maine.

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