|Pepper and the lamp.|
|Me going to the stable – don’t I look happy?|
Spring and summer is my seasons, green, light, sun. Autumn and winter on the other hand… There is nice days even then, but most time I would just like to sit in the sofa, watching TV or reading a good book. Now starts the time that means darkness while I visit the stable during the week. Reflexes, head lamp and a lot of clothes. Rain, a moistly air that gets to your bones and a grey sky. Seems tempting? The picture of me tells me a bit about my feeling yesterday when I went to the stable. Frozen and cold, bringing gloves for the first time in a long time. And a stable full of horses that needs to be worked.
I brought all horses in (Pepper and Percy had a race to get indoors) and got a little bit warmer doing that. Quickly I prepared Pepper and tried to get away before it got pitch dark.I nearly made it. The head lamp guided out way on the road. Soon I enjoyed it a lot, as well as Pepper. Even if he found some strange things as the lamp light turned the world different. We trotted a lot and cantered a bit. Turning back home, canter and – bam – some kind of “haute ecole”. It turned out that a car had passed by far away on the bigger road behind Pepper and I really understand that Pepper didn’t really get time to figure it out as we cantered. Well, I was still in the saddle and got control of the situation rather fast. But I learnt one thing – if Pepper ever gets into bucking I probably will fall of. He is very athletic, have good jumping ability and is very smooth in his movements. He wouldn’t have any problems with 360 degree turns, bucking without getting his head down and can still jump high. I hope I never knows if I am right in this assumption.
|Something in the darkness|
Back home I changed horse and did some dressage with Calinka. She was untrained but working nicely.I also tried my new bare back saddle on her and I think it was ok. At least it was a long time since I found my self working so much with myself, feeling as if I was sitting correctly. Nice time any way. Percy and Bunny just begged to get attention and work so I brought them out for a short walk to teach them how my lamp works. They have to get used to that as all my exercise during the weeks is going to be in the light of that lamp for a long time. Totally I spent 2.5 hours in the stable. And all horses got attention and something appropriate for them to do. I am so lucky to have horses that gives autumn and winter a meaning.
|Bunny and I taking a short walk.|