Since he was skittish I took him over into the grass while waiting for Kellie and K.d. and I was swinging the lead rope back and forth - left to right. He was a little concerned but seemed ok with it. Then I started twirling it over HIS head just above his ears - totally unconcerned with that. I am sure he has been roped off of or at least desensitized to that. Poor fellow - he is afraid of people hurting him.
Kellie and K.d. arrived and tacked up. I mounted up - didn't need any help which is wonderful. We planned to ride to the Willow Bayou Bridge and set off around the road to Cattail Marsh. We went through the gate and down the fence line. It was hot out there - it hadn't been hot when I got to the park. We decided to go into the woods and blaze a trail to the pipeline staging area. Kellie went first and she thought she poked poor Elan in the eye. He was blinking but seemed to be ok. I got Biscuit to start going through. He didn't like the way I went and backed up due to vines all on the ground. LOL he had his butt up against a tree and his head was by a tree that he had to do some fancy moves to get turned around but we did fine. It was just a little more than 10 or 12 feet but it was dense with little trees and vines.
|Biscuit grabbing a snack|
We stopped and visited and Elan was trying to get more treats. He is just a hoot. Biscuit can turn his head easily to get a treat and Aladin likes them too. Spoiling them rotten is fun for me.
We headed down the 2nd right of way and a little pig ran out in front of us. Didn't seem to phase the horses at all.
|Little Flying Piggy|
|Conference of great minds|
Here is a view of what we rode...check out those new trails!!!
I did put Biscuit at a very slow jog on the last part of the ride. He did a great job. When we got back I dismounted just fine. Elan, Aladin and Biscuit mobbed me like a bunch of guppies for treats.