After 5 days of no riding (yesterday was groundwork), it was good to get back in the saddle. Something happened today that reminded me life is short and we should spend as much time as possible doing the things we love, so tonight, I horsed, spent time with Uriah and played with Steinbeck.
On a different note. . .when I took Tesoro trail riding on Superbowl Sunday. He was such a pill. All he wanted to do was go as FAST as possible. The condition of the trail, the horses we passed, the obstacles did not matter, he just wanted to go faster. It wasn't that much fun for me because I like a nice slow ride, so after that I decided to start from scratch.
Yep, I decided he was an unstarted colt. I did the basic ground work and sacking out. Granted he has worked through the program pretty quickly, but tonight he stood for mounting (with a mounting block) and I rode him in a rope halter. Tesoro has NEVER been good at standing for mounting. This was a HUGE step forward. So, I will keep trying it and see if this solves my problem. But it was the best mounting we have ever had in 4 years, so that's a good sign.