Brett loaded up Flash and we headed down the mountain at 7:30. Notice Brett is carrying a Coke. He can't drive his truck without one.
I had been hoping to take a lesson on Jackson but he's not 100% on that abscess foot yet. I tried riding him yesterday and I could tell today wasn't going to happen. Our trainer is getting married next month so she is tied up every weekend between now and Christmas with plans, ceremony and honeymoon. The nerve! We are very happy for her of course. Her husband-to-be hit the jackpot. She'a a great trainer and person: patient, kind, supportive and encouraging -- with beautiful blue eyes.
Brett's lesson went well. Flash's trot is coming along very nicely. He is getting better at bending and working through his body and Brett is getting better at finding feel. It's great to see the moments of harmony. Flash would prefer not to go forward or bend or take the contact so its a work in process; but its a work that is going well. Here are some pictures -- it was dark, cloudy and threatening to rain so the pictures are dark. If you turn up the volume on the short video clips, you can hear Gayle coaching them.
|I know I cut off Brett's head, but I was looking at Flash going so nicely.|
|Our awesome trainer and bride-to-be|
|Flash can be a difficult beast at times.|
|But he can also be an obedient beast as well.|
|Look at the muscle on his butt! (no! I meant Flash, people)|
|They were both tired afterwards and Flash was very sweaty. Brett cooled him down before we headed home.|