Last week I mentioned that that I was hoping to have some good hacks this week. I was not disappointed! We have had a glorious week of sunshine and some wonderful rides. We also managed to get into my neighbour’s fields for a canter for the first time this year which was excellent!
The first time we just stuck to a fairly steady circuit of the smaller field. Both ponies were very well behaved and quite sedate really.
A couple of days later we rode up again and also went into the larger field. We had a lovely canter up one side and then walked past the pheasant farm which seems to have grown. We stopped to have a better look – until Galahad decided it was far too scary and took off across the field. He even threw in a few bucks for good measure which is something he hasn’t done for a long time. I did manage to pull him up and we did walk down the hill but we did have to have to have a bit of an argument first.
Once we did get down the hill we had a lovely canter back up again and we did then have another nice canter back in the first field. We even walked sensibly away from Cookster so my sister could take the photograph.
Galahad does seem to have got into a bit of a habit of taking off sometimes when we go out for a canter. I think it is more joie de vivre than anything else but it is still not a good thing. It is definitely something we need to work on.
We still had a lovely few days though and are so much enjoying ourselves.