This weekend we are doing horse driving camp at the place we take riding lessons. It was tons o' fun today, with some drama thrown in.
This is our Fjord horse Sandy being a very good girl. Let's just say that at the end of the day, I gave her a new nickname: Satan.
Harnessing is fun. I didn't know what to do with the bit I was holding here.
We finally got everyone hooked up, though!
Sandy was driving like a dream.
Oh yeah, tons of fun.
Then we hooked her up to the two wheel cart...
Aaand we all went outside!
Things were going just fine...
See how happy we are? Then Sandy spooked, spooked again, and took off. Then she kicked back at the cart and freaked even more.
After maybe a minute of us careening around the field, the cart finally turned over and out we went. The funniest part was that I had my iPhone in one had and refused to let go of it! It was still in my hand when we hit the ground.
We're fine and so is Sandy, but the cart will need some repairs...
The spokes exploded!
And there was some bent metal.
After our instructors finally caught Sandy, they wanted to work her a bit more in the field with a little sled thing. But she took off again, into the woods!
The horses back at the farm were all staring, wondering who the crazy horse was!
Rose caught her and walked her back...
... and then she got driven inside for another half an hour until she smartened up. More training to come! We're fine if a bit muddy, and the cart can be fixed. Sandy just got spooked and we couldn't stop her.
Tomorrow we're going back for more! There will be a team of Shire horses to drive and a team of miniature horses, plus we'll do more work with Sandy. I can't wait! Glutton for punishment...
Last night, I had a great riding lesson with my horse Roo...
We both got pretty sweaty! That's my new-to-me saddle. It is SO comfortable.
Hope you are all having a good weekend that is less eventful than ours was today! :)