In Which Dino Gets His Way
|Someone is looking AWFULLY smug...|
It was, apparently, exactly what Dino wanted to do. He was completely perfectly behaved the entire time, and in an absolutely fantastic mood. Perky, forward, and quite happy to power-trot around the field.
In some of the drier, uphill sections of the field I asked for a canter and got it instantly. Dino stepped up the pace when I relaxed my elbows, happily snorting with every stride. During our second loop around, I asked for the canter and Dino loped off as good ponies should.
And then he started going faster.
And I felt more and more weight in my hands as he all but charged up the hill at top speed! It took some strong half-halts to get his wild self to slow down and walk across our neighbor's paved driveway!
While part of me was frustrated that Saturday's ride was so difficult in comparison to our hack on Sunday, I couldn't help but break into a smile as Dino took off with me up the hill.
He's a funny, complicated creature, he wants what he wants, and I'm certainly never bored with him around.