The Double Star is a huge farm. They raise and winter Thoroughbreds. Our arrival in the trailer is always met with many horses calling out their greetings and/or running around in excitement.
The hands on from Elvis and my daily walks to/from our barn to the front summer pasture have done us well. He leads like butter and although curious about all the activity upon our arrival, he is calm and steady.
C's first time up on Elvis reminded me of someone who hadn't ridden a bike in a long time. Initially it was a bit awkward and off balance. But within minutes it all came back to her. What a special moment it was! Her posture and balance returned and her timing clicked into place.
C and I work together on our weekly trip. There is no need to discuss who does this or who does that as we travel, unload, saddle up, ride, unsaddle, load back up, etc. Just like loading the tack in the trailer, the other tasks come naturally.
C usually rides first and I follow second. We are taking two hour lessons which allows us to relax and really focus on whatever concept we're working on.
We're hoping to board Elvis at the Double Star as winter weather sets in and the roads get crummy. Also looking at the future and another horse to join Elvis so that C and I can ride together. And Horse shows are definitely part of our plan!