I was finally able to get back on Dandy after more than a weeks vacation for the both of us. Stupid cold and eye infection! At least both of those seem to be all healed up. I even got proof of the ride in the form of pictures all because I managed to convince Eric to come out with me.
I love when Eric comes out with me, and not just because I get lots of good pictures that way. I genuinely like watching him ride and he gets along with Dandy really well, maybe even better than I do!
So Dandy and I had a good ride. Nothing too exciting, just trying to get back in shape so I don’t waste any of my upcoming lessons. Worked on collection, stretching and walk-canter transitions. I have to be careful with those as it’s easy for us both to get frustrated! But we got them and they’ll keep getting better. I got some nice stretching at the end in our trot, I just need to work on my core and my leg muscles to make things more consistent. (Oh, is that all?!)
And then Eric thought it would be fun to take a picture while I was hacking up a lung: