Cookster always used to be incredibly nappy when I rode him out alone. I have been working hard on sorting that and he has come a long way – it has been while since he has tried to turn for home and if I have needed to mount whilst out on a hack he has recently been very good about standing still. All our arguments about that seemed a thing of the past.
After the incident with the alpacas last week though, he has regressed. If he thinks we are going anywhere near their field he will try to go home instead. Mounting whilst out has become problematical again as well. I feel like I have undone months of hard work just by stopping to take a picture. We will get back to where we were but it is disheartening.
On the bright side, Galahad is now once again the easier ride of the two and we have had some lovely hacks this week. In between the showers of pouring rain the weather has been rather nice and refreshing.
The ponies were wormed this week and so are now in a new field with more grass than they had. It is very exciting!