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Black and Gold

Black and Gold


Samson and Cisco went to the arena for fun and games today. I don’t know when I’ve had a more fun day. Sadly, I couldn’t take any videos or many pictures, so your imagination plus these pictures will just have to do!

When we loaded into the trailer today, Samson got to be the one in first. He was really happy that Cisco loaded in the trailer with him. We arrived at the indoor arena. Samson is still in the wide-eyed-wonder at the different world he is experiencing. It really helps him to have Cisco with him.

Walking through the barn to get into the arena is scary to Samson. He hasn’t been inside too many enclosed structures!

I let him loose inside the arena and we all walked around the perimeter. Now here’s the most awesome part where you’ll have to use your imagination. I circled/lunged Cisco on the 14′ rope and Samson followed him. Cisco went at a very nice fast trot and Samson cantered a slightly bigger circle. Samson was either following or right beside Cisco on the outside of the circle. Why don’t I have a full time videographer! To top that, I had Cisco occasionally turn and go the other way with the gold shadow right with him. Oh it was glorious!

We rested and played some more games. I took the halter off Cisco and he left me. So Cisco and Samson cantered around the arena for a while until Cisco decided to return to me. The gold and the black cantering together.

Ready to pony Samson

Ready to pony Samson


Black and Gold

Black and Gold


I put the halter back on Samson and the bridle on Cisco. When I got on, Cisco and I ponied Samson around. It’s obvious that Samson has been ponied before. I started out fumbling with my left hand. Samson went over to the right side and got into the position right beside my leg. We walked around.

I took the halter off Samson and let him go. He followed Cisco and I around the arena and occasionally got in our way. I did manage to pony Samson at liberty. I felt like a super star horse whisperer for about 3 minutes.
Cisco and I had a great ride. We did all the gaits. He cantered within 2-3 steps of when I asked him.
It was a great day!

The Black and The Gold

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