Well here we are again. It's already well into September and it's hot and humid. I refuse to complain, (after the seemingly never ending winter we had). All I will say about it is this............we, Angel and I, have had to adjust our schedules to fit in any riding or training. If mornings started at noon, there wouldn't be a problem on my end. I have made such an effort to commit to riding at least once a week, and have only missed one week so far. ( YAY ME ! ) As a result, Angel has made so much progress. #1: She will now stand still while I climb up into the saddle. ( a major accomplishment ) #2: Although occasionally she chooses to ignore "Whoa", it doesn't take much to get her to pay attention again. #3: Although it's probably her least favorite thing to do, she's learning very well how to just stand still. It doesn't sound like much, but she's just never been a "stand still" kind of girl. LOL I am very proud of the progress she and I have made this summer and although I won't complain about the heat, I AM looking forward to some fall weather.
I want to share a couple of pictures with you guys to show you how awesome Angel is. ( these were while she was practicing "standing still". LOL In one of them, I'm doing a modified yoga pose called "Reclining Hero". (yes, very modified) The other one is just goofin' off, sitting sideways on her, just to pass the time. She did very well. Until next time...........
Joyce and Angel