Sweetwater's Alliance aka Lance
Bringing up Baby
So, today, I got on Lance. I would have MUCH rather had my assistant Bri Burley do the honors. She has been up on Lance twice now - he has been an angel. But she hasn't made it out to the ranch this week and I don't want to lose ground on Lance's progress. So, I had my Other assistant do the ground work and I climbed on board.
It is very cool to bring along a horse that you have known from birth. He was an awkward kid - but also beautiful
So, here he is - 2 1/2 years old - already taller than his mother and father, and I am sitting on his back. And he is COOL about it. And I am pretending that it is ALL OK -because I don't want to disturb his coolness. But honestly, I was SO happy to climb back down to 'terra firma'. I miss the old me. The fearless me. But I am stuck with this me. The one who KNOWS how hard the ground is. And how easily a horse can get spooked and if their brain can't return to earth, it is a LONG way down. But today was good, and I am happy. And better yet, Bri will be here tomorrow. SHE can ride him!!!!