Well, I have good and bad news to report , so I think I'll start with the bad. Bailey's going to be off for another month. He's doing a lot better, but Bailey's Mom really wants him to make a full recovery, so we're going to err on the side of caution. I suppose that's not necessarily bad news, but more disappointing.
On the plus side, Bailey's Mom and her husband are going to be having a baby this spring! So Bailey's going to have a sibling to share his Momma with ;)
Also in the good news category, I had a lesson on my coaches horse today. It was more of a learn how to train young horses lesson, and for me a learn how to use draw reins properly lesson. I tend to shy away from draw reins, as I've seen them misused so many times. However, when riding a young green horse they can be really helpful. Z was fantastic! She's going to be a great dressage horse, and I was honoured to be able to ride her. Needless to say, I was also a little nervous. This wasn't helped when my coach informed me that I was one of the first people, aside from herself, to ride her. Z kept looking into the middle at my coach as if to say
"Why aren't you on my back? What's she doing up there?"
It was a ton of fun, and I guess I did alright, since I've been invited back to ride her once a week while Bales is off. I wish I'd gotten some pics, but no such luck. Anyhow, happy new year everyone!