Bonnie and Mayfly did not seem happy about having been out in the rain overnight when I got there this morning. :) Mayfly was standing at the gate shouting at me, whilst Bonnie was hidden in the field shelter. The two fat mares were very happy to come in and get a handful of haylage each.
After I'd mucked out and poo picked, I took Bonnie for a lovely hack in the rain. She was in a bit of a stupid mood again, we had a minor rebellion when she saw a dog walker up ahead. Obviously, the best thing to do in such a situation is to start backing up into a ditch...
We were probably out for about an hour in all. Bonnie seems much happier to be having longer and more frequent trots now, she's always quite full of herself when we first leave the yard, trying to jog off and doing weird spinny things etc, but after a couple of trots she settles down nicely. She wasn't very happy today though, I took her along this track at the side of a field which she seems to associate with being allowed to have a gallop. :) She tried to tank off with me at a canter, and got very annoyed when I made her stop and do a civilised trot.
She'll probably just be having a short ride tomorrow seeing as I have to work at the pub at lunchtime, hopefully the weather will be a bit nicer for us!
I'm Phoebe, I'm 16 and am currently in lower sixth and doing my A-levels. I'm a pretty fun-loving person, and I love my horsie dearly. :) Bonnie is an 11 year old, 15.1hh brown mare who I've owned since Easter 2006. Looking back, she probably wasn't ideal first horse material for me, when I first got her she was partial to the odd bucking fit (she bucked off her old owner causing her to break her ankle :S), was very unkeen about the idea of jumping and generally found life all a bit too scary. We've both learnt a lot from each other these past two years, and I hope we'll keep progressing together for many more years to come!