The DOR thought I needed to work getting over being afraid of her toys. Oh goody an afternoon of flags, grocery bags, the circus cinch with flags, and the mickey hand. I have to brag a bit...I did good. I let everything wave around me, touch me, and I even touched everything with my nose. I did blow a few marbles, but all in all I was very mature. I had to put on a good show, there was a youngster in the arena for her very first lesson, she was nervous without her herd and I needed to show her the humans are fun to play with. The DOR thought I needed to work on gathering myself together when I go faster than a walk. You see I am a bit emotional...I get to scrambling when I go fast, which in turn causes me to get upset. So I worked on the long line and tried to sort things out. It was hard work, I got all sweaty and nervous. I did manage to maintain a fast trot without looking like I didn't know what to do with my feet. The DOR says I need to do this for a bit and then we will work on cantering.
Here I am still thinking things over. Don't I look like the smartest horse in the world, you can just see those brain cells working.
The DOR also rechecked how my saddle is fitting, just to make sure it wouldn't cause issues. It fits nice and level, but my massive shoulders make it feel a bit snug. It is tighter on the right side than the left, must mean I am right handed or right hooved. The DOR is going to get a 1/2 inch wool pad to replace the 1 inch wool pad I am now wearing...it should help some.
Here I am showing the DOR my "look I am brilliant" face. Also I heard her mention a custom built saddle. Imagine a saddle built just for my muscular self. I will be the envy of the herd.
After I was done thinking and the DOR finished my second grooming session she turned me loose to roll before I went back to the pasture.
I heard the DOR say that she would ride tomorrow. It will be fun to play around in the arena. I am going to teach the DOR how to sit a trot without holding her breath.
Have a good day and don't forget to hug your DOR