Great job Rosie. You and Bliss will be 3rd lvl before you know it.
Nice picture on Kimba Chisamba, she's reaching much more with her shoulder.
Laddie looks ever so handsome, Moutaineer--are you done showing for the year?
Welcome to the dark side Ryeisssa.
And I totally agree with you about sitting trot and small horses.
We took an awesome fishing 3-day weekend, got back Sunday evening where I was greeted by my two fellas charging over to see me and get pets.
Last night I hopped on Rudy and had a lovely ride--not entirely sure what all we did but it was fun and Rudy was a good kid. The I hopped on Tio. Probably should have at least done some ground work, or even lunged, before getting on. He immediately headed down the road, but I wisely brought him back to the arena early because I did not have my cell phone with me. He was spooky but actually quite good in my freshly dragged arena until we started working on canter. He was giving me a nice big, very forward canter (really started using his back) when something startled him, causing him to hop towards the middle of the arena. All would've been fine, except he got his front feet tangled and almost somersaulted.
At the last second he managed to gather himself back up, but by now, I was already pulled up onto his neck. Still, I thought it would all be fine until...he let off a massive buck and flung me off over his head. I somersaulted through the air and landed flat on the small of my back and slammed my helmeted head into the ground. While I lay there trying to figure out if my legs still worked, he came over and nudged me, trying to get me to stand up. I used him to pull myself up and hobbled back to the pasture to tie him up and call DH. So, here I sit with an ice pack on my back, wishing I was 20 or 30 years younger so I would heal faster.