As you can see from the photo, it can rain here quite a lot! This is from my old boarding situation (now at least I ride in an indoor arena) when the weather gets this bad.
That being said, it was a pretty miserable weekend. Rainy, windy and quite chilly, about 3 deg.
I only rode Oats Thur/Sat because we spent Sunday up-island attending the Buddy Holly musical- which was a total blast! But it did eat up pretty much the entire day, and the weather was downright miserable, so no big loss.
Oats was very good Thursday, we worked on some transitions, leg yielding (it sucked) and trotting a x-rail on the diagonal- he knocked it flat, lazy pony, and trotting a small vertical on the rail.
Saturday he felt a bit edgier, started off pretty good but then started bigtime anticipating the canter transition= him trying to buck into the transition. ARGH
We did, however, canter a very nice little vertical with a blue bridge underneath it. It was very smooth and our rhythm didn’t change one bit!
I am trying to clean up his act a bit and do some mane-pulling after each ride. He was an absolute and total asshole about it on Saturday. Backing up, running forward, trying to slam his head into me./aRGHHH.
I was shouting, swearing and cursing him out for a good long while. He calmed down enough to pull a few hairs out without scaring the mice out of the barn, and I called it quits.
Oh, and he was a total drama queen at my lesson on Wed, which I wanted to fight him about. My coach said we are honestly like brother and sister sometimes–enough with the fighting, let it go and GET IT DONE!