|Ruby is particularly uninterested in selfies with me when she's still wearing her grazing muzzle.|
|Really interested in something happening over there.|
|Grey and teal look good on her.|
She was a really good egg for our ride. I was prepared for some theatrics in the canter departs, since it's been so long since she's actually been ridden, but she was surprisingly prompt and unsassy about them. I think at 8, she's really FINALLY starting to grow up. Every time I think that she ends up starting to act even more mature and then I'm like "no wait, she's really grown up this time!" haha. She did spend the first half of the ride wanting to motor around in her Iberian sewing machine trot, but I just ignored her and focused on myself, and eventually she heaved a big sigh and relaxed enough to stretch down a bit. After getting cooled out, she also enjoyed a quick rinse, then back into the pasture to terrorize everyone and make sure they hadn't forgotten who was boss in the 60 minutes she was gone.
|Love the way the roached mane looks in my between the ears photos. Or as this one turned out, more "look at my horse's neck".|
|Another sign of maturity - she is finally going in a normal metal HS bit (instead of her Nathe) and not doing her angry beaver chomping impression. I think she's a bit more receptive to stretching and having contact conversations in the Nathe, but it's still progress that we can have a productive work in other bits.|
|Real glad they waited until I was done riding to break into the arena!|