Today Mr.Grumpy deserved carrots, musli and even slobber if I had had that after the ride we had.
He took the bit almost straight away and felt so awake and good. Yesterday we had a lesson where I learned to focus on what to do if someone came to close by with another horse, which I put to good use today in a very busy arena. As long as I’m reacting before Mr.Grumpy it’s fine. If not he turns into a angry kangaroo that starts moving really weirdly. At times it’s really annoying that people don’t realize that they ruin it for me when they ride too close by, but if I can turn his angry energy into good energy then it can be useful.
After the ride I took the time to clean all his tack and my riding boots. Hadn’t dont it for a while, so it was much needed. I’ve also put his fur girth in the washing machine, so will have to see how that comes out of it again. Hopefully in one whole piece.