BeAnne was too tired to have a riding lesson – she had been working hard keeping intruders (real or otherwise) at bay. Instead, Flossie and Klængur went into the indoor school for a riding lesson from Bjørn Roar Larsen.
Flossie and Klængur haven’t had a lesson for quite a few months, so there were a few creases that needed to be ironed out.
And relationships to re-establish. Klængur has not been a very co-operative horse with Flossie recently.
As an already expert rider, BeAnne watched, taking it all in…..
… while Floss and Klængur developed a more workmanlike attitude (and a less passenger-like one).
It was good to watch this pair together.
I use my miserable spine as an excuse not to ride Klængur, but Flossie really gets far more out of this ginger Ninja than I ever did.
BeAnne, of course, watched attentively.
There was even trot!
Then the whole thing again, on the other rein (when I ride on the other rein, I have to re-learn – I would make a great goldfish).
So, lots of work, some legs are aching (Flossie) and Klængur was reminded about partnerships. No more passengers.
There is a wonderful Shetland dialect word Spaegie (pronounced Spay-gee)
n – muscular pain caused by over-exertion.
I think they both have it!