ink sketches

I realized I never shared these. I spent some time playing with ink, even participated in about half of inktober. It’s been really fun to learn a bit more about handling markers.

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Neck rein

Capture

It’s been pretty mild here–in between days of genuinely bitter cold–but the footing has stayed pretty good. We’re still working on understanding life with a bitless bridle–and I’ve started using the neck rein–holding both the neck rein and the reins as if using a double bridle or something.

Midas loves it.

I mean….we’re not going around looking like a dressage pony, but he steers shockingly well, and stops pretty wel also.

It’s also meant that when I ditch the bridle entirely and just use the neck rein, he handles really well.

On our way to liberty riding! But, I need to spend some time brushing up on my sitting trot, first. Because Midas says he doesn’t believe I can really steer when we’re trotting bareback.

Independent seat, here I come. Right?