My sister sent me an email to tell me she rode Dante across the river this morning—all by herself. I didn’t even know she was going to try. So I had to call her. She said that at first he tried his spinning, but that didn’t work for him. Then he tried to back up a few times, but that didn’t work for him, either. Then, he put his head down to look at the water. At that point, she knew she had him. She clicked and treated him, so he did it again. she…Continue
Added by Judi Daly on June 21, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments
Cruiser and the River
Yes, another river story, but this once starts quite a few years ago. Back when Cruiser was probably 13-14 years old, he got really weird when he was crossing the river in the spring. I don’t know exactly what he would do, since I was always on his back and couldn’t see it, but it was terrifying. All of his legs went all different…Continue
Added by Judi Daly on June 18, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments
Dante and the River
Life got in the way, and we weren’t able to tackle the river again for weeks. There was high water one weekend, extreme cold on another and then there was the awful weekend that Ellen had to work. We really wanted to get past the river, and we were both frustrated.
Catching up on my riding blogs. I rode by myself on Friday, as Kevin had plans and Starry was due to have a day off. I took Cole on a fast 5-mile ride. I always ride faster when I’m by myself. This was our day to canter. We cantered in all the good spots. When we reached the spot that I practice that hard-to-get-right…Continue
Added by Judi Daly on June 11, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments
It didn’t rain when we rode, but it rained at night so much that we weren’t able to cross the river on either day. Sigh. Another roadblock in our way of getting Dante on the trail.
The good news—I rode Cruise. I just stayed on the little trail on the property, which isn’t very exciting, but it was just nice to be back in the…Continue
Added by Judi Daly on June 3, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments