Friends, I’m terribly sorry that I didn’t post yesterday. The truth is, I was too exhausted! You see, Mommy and I had another very intense flat workout. Yes, you know what I’m talking about: more dressage. She worked me so hard! I mean, it was fun – don’t get me wrong. I do love doing dressage, especially when I get it right. But it was very difficult, because my Mommy had me work almost straight through our entire workout, without taking more than one or two short breaks!
We worked on more leg yields (remember when I told you about those?), flying lead changes, those small circles where I have to bend to the outside instead of the inside, collecting and extending and the trot and canter… The only fun thing we did was when my Mommy let me gallop down the long side a couple times!
But… I was so excited to get to do something fun, that I got a little carried away…
I only bucked once, and Mommy actually thought it was kind of funny. She said she was expecting it, but she still made me do a bunch of little circles to make sure I knew it was unacceptable. After that, she actually let me gallop one more time. I behaved much better that time, because I was getting pretty tired… and I didn’t want to upset my Mommy.
All in all, we had a really great workout! When we were finished, I was pretty sweaty – and Mommy gave me a liniment bath. I usually don’t like liniment baths because they make me feel all tingly and itchy, but this time it felt really good because of how hard I worked. It helped to relax my muscles, which I definitely needed yesterday. It was so warm and sunny that I was dry within a half hour, and I got to go back out into the field with Leo!
As Mommy was walking me back to the field, she told me that she had a surprise for me. She said that I’m going to get to meet her cousin, Mary, today, and do a little bit of jumping! Apparently, Mary has been wanting to meet me. And you know how I love to make new friends! I don’t know when I’ll be meeting Mary today, but I’ll let you know how it goes!
Alright, I’m going to go graze for a while. I need all the sustenance I can get, if I’m going to be jumping and showing off for someone new today! Catch y’all later!