The Moch roading hounds this morning.
I took Moch on an adventure to Live Oak Hounds today. I've been meaning to ride with a friend that is a regular there for a while now and it seems like something always happens. Today I had nothing else going on and could spend as much time as I wanted to there. I decided to take Mochi because it would be a great bonding experience for us. She doesn't have any issues going by herself to new places, but I just want to reinforce to her that I am there for her and I'm not going anywhere. I want her to learn that she can really rely on me. Taking her out to meet up with new people and horses will help. Just because she takes things in stride doesn't mean we're a solid team yet. I haven't had her for that long so it will take a little time.
I will be going back to Montgomery for work again for a week in February. I am seriously thinking about taking Moch TDY with me. That'd be a great confidence building trip. That's for another post though.
Anyway, Live Oak was awesome this morning! Roading hounds was fun! Moch didn't care when they all came out of the kennel and nothing about them bothered her. The thing that bothered her is having to be behind and be somewhat patient. That was good for her though.
Afterward my friend and I went hacking around the property some more and we found some jumps along the way.
Moch had fun and made a new mare friend. Live Oak has a really great group of people too. We'll be going back soon. Next time I'll take Klein, she'll love it out there.
This past week the conditioning work continued for Klein with some dressage. Klein and I worked on counter canter serpentines, leg yields at the canter, 10 meter circles, and some basics. We have some dressage lessons coming up next month. I'm looking forward to that. Time to start progressing again. I have some dressage goals for the next year.
Mocha had some rest days because she got a chiro adjustment/massage for the first time. She LOVED it. She was leaning into it and relaxing. I decided to give her a couple days afterward since it was her first time. I put her on the lunge line the next day and she looked great and was disappointed there wasn't any real work.
I did put her on the lunge line again Wednesday. That evening she worked in her side reins.
The face of one very sharp mare.