I don't have any pressing ideas for a blog post today. I did ride. It went well. Although trying to apply some of the ideas from the article I linked in the last post wasn't quite as easy as I had hoped.
At one point I think C was completely blowing thru the left side of "the box", actually I think we were cantering sideways at that point. In all fairness, we were out in the deep sand today at the dredge spoils- since they have calf sorting in the arena on Sundays.
So, I'm going to cut him (and me) a little slack for that one. He is starting to get under himself better and I can feel a difference in the way he moves off the hind quarters. A couple of times I've actually been almost bounced forward in the saddle when he really gets going and using that back end. It is a very powerful feeling. Cool.
I finally broke down and purchased a Kindle.. I've been eyeing them for a while and actually got my Dad one last Father's Day, he loves it.
Out here in Castle Rock is, I think, the first place in my life that I have not had access to a library. Yup, it's true, no county library. Although I do believe Cowlitz County is number one in the rates of adult smoking and STDs. There is no library. I could pay $100+ bucks a year and have access to the Longview Library, but its not real convenient to get to and I'd probably always be late returning books.
Even growing up in the country near Vicksburg Mississippi I had access to a library, and they had lots of great kids books about horses. I read them all! There was no kids living close to us back then, so I spent a lot of time reading and playing with my dog.
So I was over at Amazon reading about this book that I wanted to actually read, and realized I could be reading that book right now!!! Oh my, the power of instant gratification, It is mighty. I've kind of gotten out of the habit of reading, but hopefully the Kindle can change that!
The kindle arrived Thursday and I'm already half way through Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. Very interesting stuff. Next up is WheatBelly. Hoping that one will get me motivated to give up the refined carbs again!
I'm leaving you with another link, it is from the Aerc Members Forum and has some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. I really want to go there!!!!