An afternoon of rain and wind so when Bjørn, our trainer, offered to give us all riding lessons on our respective Icelandic horses in the indoor school, we all jumped at the chance.
First up was Daisy on her Icelandic stallion, Taktur.
Taktur has just had his shoes put back on and returned to work after an extensive working holiday. He was out with his mares all summer and then had a break from everything and everyone.
Obviously, there were spectators.
I bet the “experts” discussed what was going on.
So Daisy and Taktur worked hard and all was good.
Then it was Klængur and Flossie’s turn.
It was a fine lesson and one that helped both horse and rider. Floss was a bit rusty and Klængur was unhelpful at the beginning. By the end they were going beautifully, a good team. Sometimes only a lesson can put everything right.
Lambie, again, gave his seal of approval for the pocket rockets. I think he envied their speed.
And last up, it was my turn, riding Haakon and, after 20 minutes, we were probably the best we have ever been.
There was me about to give up and give Haakon his well-earned retirement.
But, I think there is life in the old boy yet.
Though, I really must learn how to ride with my mouth SHUT! I may have swallowed a fly.
(A huge thank you to Bjørn Roar Larsen for our riding lessons. You made everything right again. Big smiles all round.)