Hjalti had a lesson in having his hooves trimmed and then we ran him round the indoor school and put him through his paces.
It is always good to see him move and developing.
Next up was Efstur, who is our resdient yearling giraffe at the moment.
But we forgive him, because he has a nice trot.
He also offers a very natural tölt without being asked. So all is good. The youngsters are doing very well.
Next up was me on Haakon.
We have lost our tölt. It has gone for a number of reasons. Haakon is fat, unfit and hasn’t been ridden for a while. He has also only had front shoes on for a few months, which does not help. I have not ridden him for months due to various reasons.
Over the past few days, I have been trying my best to find Haakon’s tölt but, to be honest, I have not done very well.
So I asked Bjørn, our Level 3 FEIF instructor, for help. Not even 20 minutes later, Bjørn had us tölting round the indoor school like old pros.
Now, we just have to remember what he asked us to do so we can practice it forever.
And then it was everyone else’s turn for lessons.
Flossie rode her horse, Klængur.
And Daisy rode Kappi.
We are very lucky (I realise this) and Bjørn was invaluable. He taught us all so much and we spent the afternoon learning. To have a Level 3 FEIF Instructor on our doorstep is wonderful.
Meanwhile, some of us just watched.
(yup, Bardy goes everywhere with his Muzzah – how easily did I fall into this trap?)