Bjørn, our trainer, arrived today with a new little mare for Daisy to ride.
He gave her a really good lesson.
Daisy always enjoys riding new Icelandic horses, especially “green” ones.
This little mare has not been ridden for a while.
But she is a lovely little lady. Nice and soft.
Daisy was teaching her bend and to engage her hind quarters.
This mare is five gaited, which means she has walk, trot, tölt, pace and canter.
We all watched Daisy and the little mare with interest.
They made a very nice team.
They worked on both reins in four of the gaits – walk, trot, tölt and canter. They did not pace because you need a large straight area to practice on and the school is too small.
I hope Daisy will be riding this mare again. They both enjoyed themselves very much.
THIS IS NOT ANOTHER THORDALE HORSE. REPEAT THIS IS NOT ANOTHER THORDALE HORSE…… REPEAT ad nauseam.
(But they do look very nice together!)