I tackled water for the first time with Oakley today… the first few steps were hesitant but with reassurance and persistent re-direction to face the super sized puddle we walked in! I got a tad worried with Oakley’s pawing in the puddle that he wanted to roll in it (with me on his back!) rather than walk through it, but I survived without a dunking and we are ready to take on the next water challenge.

Baxter and I continued our training working on regaining my balance in walk trot and canter as well as more work on Baxter’s suppleness by bending on large and small circles as well as stretching ‘long and low’ through his neck.

Here are some pictures before my ride on Baxter, with my chief helper in toe! (Apologies there are no water shots with Oakley!!)