Tuesday 4th April 2017
Day 2 of Bucky’s Schooling
I was very excited to again hop on Bucky, however, a couple of steps in the round yard the saddle slipped. Called out to Steve, by the time I'd crossed the yard to him I was at a 45° angle and gracefully slid into his arms. Bucky didn't bat an eyelid! Tried a different saddle cloth and we were off again.
After several laps of the round yard with Bucky responding very well to the leg, we practiced riding out into the paddock and coming back in at a controlled walk; stopping before entering; walking towards the gate then turning back into the paddock; then we even stopped in the gateway. Big achievement, as our first attempt at riding back in had been a fight for control with Bucky winning.
Tayla was dropped off again. More tidying and loading of rubbish. Trip to the dump, quick trip into Woolies, then a visit to the sawmill for a load of sawdust - very exciting. After lunch, a riding lesson on Grace.
Wednesday 5th April 2017
Day 3 of Bucky’s Schooling
Ha! In bed, 3 cups of tea, googling ‘wide saddles for fat ponies’. Refused to get up. Steve went out and rode Hearsal whilst I pondered my sanity and popped pain killers!