First Spring Ride

It was ice that finally put a stop to my riding this winter. During today’s sunshine the ice softened to slush so that this late afternoon, I rode Titan for the first time in what seemed like a long time. It felt good to get back in the saddle again.  The stallion in Titan tends to get dominant with no riding or direct human interaction. He needs regular riding time so that he doesn’t get to out of hand.  With a human in his schedule he undergoes an apparent attitude adjustment. To some extent this seems true of all horses, but in my experience, it is especially true of stallions.

Titan was showing his stuff in the round pen ground work by snorting and strutting, but it wasn’t long till he was licking and chewing (a sign of submission).  We took a pleasant short ride down the road, and we called it a day. He seemed to enjoy getting out.

 

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