This post was supposed to be up on valentines day... but apparently I missed the Publish Post button.
Valentines day, while symbolic of love and an internationally recognized holiday (even though we don't actually get a holiday for it... which isn't really fair. If they're going to make a big deal about something the least they can do is let you have the day off) has other more important meanings- it was on valentines day in 2011 that Cadence oficially became mine. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'will you be mine?' Anywho, to celebrate I stuffed her face full of apples and carrots and gave her the day off.
In other news, Miss L has turned out to be a lot of fun. Apparently, I have her going more like a dressage horse versus western pleasure, but she collects beautifully and sits down into a nice comfy jog without much effort at all. Her transitions (up and down) are really improving too. When I started riding her, her upwards transitions were nearly impossible to crank out, and were not the light and jumpy transitions I'm used to. Down, she tended to fall through them & when you asked for a canter- trot transition she'd fall right into a walk. Now she moves off my leg nicely, and her canter trot transitions are smooth and flowing. Its lovely! I tried to get a video, but it failed miserably. Perhaps next time?