Ugh, it's so hard to motivate myself to motivate Miles to work hard in this stupid humidity. It's like the tropics here, except, you know, without the oceans or beaches or beautiful views. Sigh.
So, he's been quite lazy lately, but I have to say I can't complain. Yes, I know we should be working more forward, create that impulsion, yadda yadda yadda. Why can't we just jog and lope along like a western pair out on the range? We're so good at it lately, maybe it's our niche! Instead I've been focusing on doing lateral work, shoulder-ins, leg yields, whatever. My favorite exercise right now is "open and close the arena gate on horseback". Yes, the excitement never ends around here!
Really, this is a nice problem to have, and I'll take it. I know when (if?) this weather ever breaks we will get our forward on...if he doesn't, well, I will and he will have no choice but to come with. With so many people, both at the barn and out in bloggy world, that are struggling with lameness or illness with their horses I know how lucky I am every time I can put my foot in that stirrup. Miles and I are pulling for all of you! Slowly, of course. Very, very slowly.