On Monday I went to go get Delight for our riding lesson. The paddocks are starting to grow fresh grass and the flowers are blooming. Spring finally seems to have sprung. You would think the horses would be feisty.
My trainer, Robin, and I couldn't help but laugh. Have you ever seen an ex-racehorse so unlikely to move? I think this thoroughbred is broken.
Needless to say that my lesson was interesting. A lot of trying to convince an adolescent OTTB to move and getting a lot of attitude in the meantime. I did learn a lot about being assertive though, so there is that!
He just makes me laugh. Who can be mad at that face?
About the writer: Heather Wallace of Monmouth County, New Jersey is a certified equine and canine sports massage therapist, co-owner of Bridle & Bone Wellness LLC, and equestrian & canine blogger at Bridle & Bone. She is an adult amateur equestrian and has two rescue dogs, Gonzo and Beau.