The unspoiled world of senior cobs, David and Master Dibble

Location: United Kingdom

Friday, July 14, 2006

Back in the groove

Despite not having ridden since Monday, Dad had arranged a leson today with Teacher Steve. Other Dad put Dibby and me out to graze first thing and Dad came to attend to the stables at 11.00.

I was brought in at 1.00 and stood in the cool with my haylage and the lesson bgan at 2.30. I wore my double bridle today and we worked a lot in walk to begin, concentrating on roundness. We moved up to trot and also canter on both reins.

Whilst this was going on, large bales of hay were being unloaded from a trailer and piled up adjacent to the school .Teacher Steve thought it would be a good idea if we had our lesson just next to all this and so we did - apparently as an aid to my concentration (even though the diesel fumes made Dad a little quesy).

We were all pleased with the lesson. Dad hosed me down since I was quite hot and put me in my stable to cool whilst he sorted out my exercise bandages. He then gave us tea and topped up our haylage. Dad and Teacher Steve were very pleased with my behaviour and I feel quite proud of myself. Cobs are happy to take pride in personal performance as long as it falls short of smugness.


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