On My Own

Ok, well not quite on my own and this was a few days ago. Floss came too as my support, walking along, but Klængur and I felt confident to leave her behind, which is encouraging.

We had some good tölts together and it was fun. Klængur is desperately unfit so it will be a slow process for him.

Today, as I was on my own, I caught and tacked up Dreki.  This was our first “solo flight”. I had just mounted when Floss came in.  I asked her to stay but not to be in the school itself and Dreki and I went around by ourselves.  We have never done this before. Usually someone walks alongside.

I did not realise Floss was taking photos.

What can I say?  Dreki was hoof-perfect. He listened. He tried his hardest. He was calm. He walked, turned, stopped, started….. everything, all in walk.

We even did the cones!

(Cones were rather an issue when long-reining and we usually give up calling it bad job).

But no, cones are now our thing.

I loved riding Dreki. He is just like his Dad but more solid and bigger.  I dismounted with a huge grin on my face.  Dreki is teaching me just as much as I am teaching him.

13 thoughts on “On My Own

    1. Frances Post author

      I put on my brave pants and thought I should just get on with it. Dreki stood like a rock and I clambered on.

  1. diane in northern wis

    Wow ,,, how wonderful! I loved the video of you and klaengur…..looked so greeat. and then followed up by you riding on Dreki. What could be better? Such a nice day for you and your boys!

  2. Christine

    Icelandic horses are really the best, aren’t they. What a great way to begin the almost-summer season.


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