Rags Gets Some Guest Riders

Rags Gets Some Guest Riders

Sunday morning I rolled into the barn and twenty minutes later a bunch of other boarders showed up! I love a busy barn, there’s so many people to chat with and the social aspect of being an equestrian is a big part of the fun for me. It was also a bittersweet day, though, because Lily left for her new home down south (where she’ll be leased out part time), which means that LilyO and TeeqO won’t be around anymore. 🙁

Lily and Teeq back at the July 2017 LWSC Hunter Schooling Show. Both of them will be spending the next few years leased out while their owners (LilyO and TeeqO) focus on finishing college!

I was putzing around on Ezhno bareback when LilyO brought Lily in for one final ride in the KW arena. Teeq’s been leased out for a couple of months now, so I hopped off of Ezhno and handed him over to TeeqO so that she’d have a pony to ride while I tacked up Raglan.

LilyO, TeeqO, and BellaO (not sure I’ve introduced her, she’s a coffee aficionado that owns a six year old APHA mare named Bella and she’s very cool!) were all riding when I brought Rags out. I put him through his paces on the lunge for a couple of minutes (he was good) and then joined them. It was busy arena, but Rags did very well! He was a little distracted, but I just kept reminding him that he was supposed to be working and he did fine. We even cantered(!), though we could only find half of our right lead.

By the time Raglan was done with his workout everyone else was busy untacking their horses. Rags has been doing well, though, so one thing led to another and soon enough I had talked TeeqO and LilyO into taking him for a quick spin before they got started gathering up all of Lily’s things.

There’s always something thrilling about watching other people ride my horses. I love seeing all of that training pay off! It’s exciting to feel like I’m at a place where I have enough confidence in Rags that I can put other riders on him and know that he’ll walk/trot/canter around without any problems.

I picked a wonderful horse and words can’t do justice to how excited I am to move forward with him. A couple of months working on his canter and then I think I see oxers on our horizon…

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