WOW! RIVER ROCKS!
You weren't kidding when you said River was smooth! OMG, I've never ridden a gaited horse as smooth as him! I'm totally sold on Rockies now. . I love all his gears when he racks, slow medium and SMOKIN.' He slipped into a canter a couple of times and I couldn't believe how smooth that was either! I couldn't believe I didn't have to do anything to keep him in gait. He nevthnaker went out of gait either! Nothing like my TWH. So I am telling everyone I know that Rockies are the only way to go!
Thought you might want to see how beautiful River is after shedding out. He's so BLACK! Isn't he a beauty? Everyone stares at him. Thank you so much for an awesome horse! We are really building a bond.
Thought I would update you on Turner....he is doing very well. Have been doing a lot of hands on with him ( petting, brushing, etc....) and he seems to be loving all the attention. So far we have not had to catch him at all, he comes to us ; ) Took him out for a five mile trail ride today and was very pleased for his first time out. He let us saddle him like a pro. We rode through the woods, up and down hills, along side a river, along side a busy highway, and along side a train track which a train actually came by which we had not expected but all went well. He seems to have a very nice demeanor and wants to please. So far...so good!!!! ; )
Journey's papers came in the mail yesterday. He is now registered AND
Thanks so much for all the work on your part in getting that set up.
He is so much fun..yesterday I rode him past a large fenced dog
kennel, which is right beside the road
on which we were riding. The kennel is overgrown with giant weeds and
brush that partially obscure
the enclosure AND its occupant, a huge bloodhound. Just as we gaited
by, the dog jumped at the fence,
through the weeds, baying like he was hot on the trail of an escaped
Journey never even broke stride! He just twitched an ear and tilted
his head a little in the dog's
direction and kept clipping right along.
I was so thrilled and relieved to see his sensible reaction.
I had gotten so I dreaded that spot on my route because my other
horse always threw some
sort of fit...even if the dog was silent and didn't move.
Journey continues to prove himself as a wonderfully fun horse.