Adorable

She’s 4 years old, but has discovered that Midas leads impeccably. This brings her great delight. It brings me great delight, also.

It will probably be a while before I feel I’ve properly captured the scene in paint.

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Mouse and Midas

Riding Boot Centerpiece

I painted some old riding boots, and they could be yours! I’m auctioning them off on Ebay. They are entirely decorative, perfect for a conversation piece, or the centerpiece at a race-day party, a polo match, or even just a horse crazy kid’s party.

You can find the auction here

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?