I have written several times about the relaxing rides I have had on Cookster but I don’t think I have ever done the same for Galahad. In fact, sometimes I find that I am unconsciously nagging him when we are hacking.
I don’t know if it is because I can’t school at the moment (although I think the field is very nearly dry enough) and I am trying to make up for that. Obviously it is good to school out hacking but I don’t want to be nagging all the time. Besides, it is such a wonderful feeling to be more relaxed when hacking.
This week though, I was riding Galahad and suddenly realised that we were walking where normally we would be trotting. Not only that, I was completely calm and relaxed. We have now had a couple of hacks like it and they have been wonderfully peaceful. It has been so great to finally get to ride Galahad in this way.