A trailer came into the yard and I was greatly cheered to find that I was to accompany a four year old to the riding club's western trail clinic. I pranced my way there and I'm sure she was very impressed.
|I am keen to impress my new young friend|
I bravely tested the home-made 'bridge' obstacle and it was agreed that since it had withstood my weight, it would be safe for the others. Then I demonstrated some nimble footwork turning in a tiny pole square (Maddy squealed her approval). In the end I gave a master class on how to tackle the 'pattern' - no-one else could match my turns at canter. By this stage Maddy was squealing at me when I didn't look at her, so I think she had been trying to attract my attention all along.
Then I had to escort my young friend back and bid her farewell as she was loaded to go home. I have to say that she was very brave standing in the trailer for some considerable time while her owner did multi-point turns in the yard.
Now it's back to the serious business of keeping the grass in the field tidy and under control...