Then I realized that, a winter without horses would be agonizing! So, I put on my big girl pants and stared looking for another trainer. As luck would have it, we found one!
Jared and I took Emma out to meet Sam (the trainer) and Rodney (the lesson horse) this past Saturday. We chatted with Sam for about 30-40 minutes, got to pet Rodney, and made plans for Emma to start lessons the following Wednesday.
Let me just say that it was good we had a friend coming to play on Tuesday, otherwise the wait would have been unbearable.
Finally, FINALLY, Wednesday arrived.
Off for a little lunging.
Time to mount up!
With a little help from Sam
Neck reigning is a new concept for us.
The video is about a minute, but it's fun to watch her trot and you get to see how stubborn Rodney is.
And a happy cowgirl after her lesson.
Rodney is a great horse, much bigger than Meggie or Otis, but he doesn't move much faster than either of them. He is, however, just as hard to get going as Meggie is. Emma informed me, though, that Rodney's trot is almost worth all the work she has to put into him to get that trot. Way smoother than a pony trot.
Emma was super happy to be around horses again (me too!), and we are both looking forward to working with Sam this winter. As Sam is pretty competative, she is pretty busy over the spring and summer months traveling for competitions, so we will see what happens come spring.
Till then, we are early anticipating our weekly lessons!