What is your pony’s absolute favorite riding activity? What makes those little ears perk and causes the knees to lift? Let’s just focus on the favorites – we’ll save the bucks for next week.
Red has three favorite things…and yes, I put them in order.
- Chasing goats/sheep/cows (basically any type of farm animal rofl) and the 4-wheeler. He turns into cutting horse extraordinaire and gets so excited. I was able to guess that he was once a roper or ranch horse after seeing him get excited about the cows across from our old barn. And sure enough, Red was a roper. He loves being a ranch horse and is excited about getting into roping again, for sure.
- Racing other horses. Especially Spirit, he gets very competitive. Nothing can make him go faster than feeling like he’s going to lose a race. His ears go forward and he can fly.
- Relaxed rides. He loves riding around on the buckle, loping around our pastures and trails and just chilling out. I always make sure we have at least 10 minutes of relaxing time during one of our rides, because he just loves looking around. He really takes things in.