I have to live my life now through other people’s eyes as I am stuck on bedrest with my ankle threatening an ulcer *** sigh ***. I could really do without an ulcer at the moment. They take forever to heal.
Fiona and her two girls, Amber and Arwen, popped over to ride Iacs today. I asked them to take photos for me so I could see my boys and the outside world. This is the only way I will be able to see them and beggars can’t be choosers.
Once they had ridden, everyone came up to my bedroom to give me the photos and let me ask them questions as to how it went…..
This is the info that I gleaned….
Fiona caught him
Arwen led him
Arwen and Amber brushed him, Amber put his bridle on, Fiona put his saddle on and they forgot to do his feet (tut, tut – orders have been issued for next time).
Arwen – started on lead rein and then was let go. She did walk, trot, sitting trot, trotting circles and stop. There was steering round the cones, around-the-world and riding without stirrups – in circles and trotting. Great stuff!
Amber who is not on the lead rein managed walk, trot and stop. There was even a very credible rein-back too, steering around cones and circles. Amber learned to balance without using her hands so Iacs walked and she rode without stirrups (always wobbly imho). Well done.
Amber and Arwen untacked – Amber did the saddle and Arwen, the bridle.
Arwen led him back to field and took his headcollar off in the field. There was much mud.
I asked the girls for two words to describe Iacs :-
Arwen – safe and secure
Amber – slow but fun
Flossie – silly frilly
I lay on my bed and watched some crap-awful film doing potential shopping on Fleabay. I even have a Watch List now. Whatever it takes – just no ulcer, please.