Sunday, April 25, 2010

First lesson on Baby Huey

Here's my first lesson on Huey (April 14), which was also only my third ride ever on him. You can see we're still feeling each other out. The fussiness turned out to be mouth discomfort; his teeth have since been floated and he's much quieter with his head.

He's a very sensitive-type thoroughbred. I had a super ride on him today. He's starting to understand the idea of a very subtle half halt. Yesterday Camilla took a jumping lesson on him, and today I had to pay close attention--there are jumps set up in the arena, and a couple times I felt him try to lock onto one and take me over. Abort, abort!


Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Glad he got his teeth fixed - poor guy. He's a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Looks like he's a really fun athletic horse. And the teeth thing makes sense after watching the video. Have fun!