Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 23

I'm so glad I got to ride today! I had originally planned on giving Marley the day off as I was judging for a pony club show which I thought would last all day. We finished up really early though and by 4:00 I was out at the barn, and it was such a gorgeous afternoon to be there. No wind, 80 degrees, not too many people around... perfect. I decided to ride Marley in the small arena where the footing is a little deep so it is a bit more work, but it's very soft and nice. Mike took a lot of video today, so I wont talk too much about it, but I started to pick up a light contact today and you can see Marley settles into it a bit after a couple of minutes. At first, especially at the trot, he wiggled around with his body and his head, but I just kept asking him to move forward and stayed as quiet as I could, and he really settled. I was very happy with his progress and I think he's doing a great job!

After a great ride, we spent some quality time with Marley just enjoying the nice evening. He was (as usual) being playful and hilarious. I love this horse.


  1. You are doing an awesome job Lauren. I look forward to reading your blog every day and seeing the progress Marley is making. What an incredible horse you have to work with.

    Nancy Bramlett

  2. I think he loves you too Lauren!

  3. You are doing an amazing job with him. He really respects you and loves you and you to him! You got so lucky to get a sweetie like him.