Lizzie Huntley Guest Blog (Eddie)

Today, Sarah got back from vacation so Camie, Sarah, and I rode Carlie, Sammy and Eddie on a hack down the road. We took yet another new path and went down into the waterways of the cornfield. We even added some canter which all three horses seemed to be pleased about. After our excellent hack we rode Sammy and Eddie into the field and jumped some cross country jumps. We started out by jumping single logs and by the end were jumping three logs in a row that we had to angle to have in a line. I worked on turning Eddie with my outside aids and turning my body to produce a better turn, approach and canter to the jump. All the horses were very pleased and got a refreshing hosing off after the ride.

– Lizzie

Guest Poster Liz Huntley (Eddie Blog)

Today we went on another hack down the road and into the fields with Camie riding Elliot and me riding Eddie. We took a new path and trotted through some tall grass which was good for the horses since it made them work a little harder and pick up their feet more. Unfortunately, we missed the mulberry tree by a couple feet. I rode Eddie in my little 17″ inch jumping saddle which was a very amusing sight to see, but it fit him well and was comfortable for horse and rider. While trotting I worked on getting Eddie to take bigger steps instead of faster, shorter, steps. I got it figured out on the last trot leg of the ride. Both horses were very good and didn’t seem to be too bothered about the heat.

– Lizzie