On Saturday I attended a benefit clinic at my trainer's barn in Peyton. All of the proceeds went to Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue . There were three sessions: patterns, equine massage
and obstacles. A lot of people were working with young and/or rescue
horses so most was in hand, but there were a few that rode. I got to
work with one of the adoptable horses, a 6-year-old QH mare named Luna who was
seized from a neglectful situation and was kept in a pen made of pallets. She
was just perfect for everything, but I had an advantage in that she's
been with my trainer for a month so had already done a lot of it.
She made me look good. Utterly calm and willing, such a sweet girl. She walked through a kiddy
pool, over a moving platform, past pool noodles hanging from trees, and
amused everyone at the "Bobbing for Apples" station by trying to
overturn the whole bucket - smart mare! She is not under saddle yet but is going to make someone a wonderful partner. E. was sweet enough to go with
me and take lots of pictures.