The best things in life tend to come along when you are least expecting them...Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith, follow your heart, and do the crazy thing. This is the story of my first horse, a horse named Charlie.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Kate (of Lucy's Quest) was nice enough to let me borrow her Micklem bridle to try after she saw it was on my wishlist and I finally got the chance to give it a go today.
Within a few minutes Charlie was trotting as nicely as I've ever gotten him, soft and long, and was giving into the bit pressure when I asked, neither too high or too low with his head. Either he was just having a really good day, I was riding exceptionally well, or the new bridle had something to do with it (I was also riding bareback since he likes that and I was feeling more balanced there than in a saddle - I think my english saddle throws me forward too much).
Anyway, we'll give it another few tries but I am pretty happy so far! Thanks, Kate!
Here's a few May conformation shots for you as a bonus: