The hair flew as I brushed Charm out yesterday. I like to do this outside so the wind takes the hair away from my fleece jacket. Everything sticks to fleece.
I am practicing my rope handling skills with the 45 foot line. I realize that I should be primarily be using the 45 foot line now and getting good at it or the light feather lines. Now the 22 foot feels cumbersome in my hands and possibly offensive to Charm.
45 feet is quite the distance. Obedience at 45 feet is quite an accomplishment. We’re not quite there yet, but close and I know it will come with consistency and practice. I would guess we are working quite well at 30 – 35 feet at the moment. The outdoor play area really doesn’t allow for me to use the whole 45 foot line. I’ll have to move to the east pasture for that (once the wind dies down).
I’ve definitely created draw with my horse over the past couple months. I can feel it in her energy and also in my own expression. I am happy. Confident. Proud of what we do.
This year will be a lot different from most years when it comes to my horsemanship. I am expecting it all to come to an abrupt halt in June when baby #2 comes. Will I have time anymore? Will I have the energy? The best part is that I already have a great horse. So there’s no concern about “retraining”, I’d just warm up, go and enjoy the ride. Which is comforting.