So, I'm getting into the fitness and feeling in better shape. Kendall is also asking to ride every day. If only there were more hours in a day! Anyhoo, it was time to start letting Kendall right solo so I can go back to using that time for my own development with Z. Steve wanted to tag along, too. I'm guessing we went about 4 miles.
Rain will snatch grass if her rider isn't on top of things. So, I gave Kendall some pointers to manage that. Kendall did amazingly well. I'm soooo proud of her. She has come a long way! She also snatched some treats and put them in her pocket to give to Rain for a job well done on the trail. I led Z a bunch for exercise's sake and got on and ponied Rain and Kendall for just a little bit. Kendall still worries a bit if the hills are steep downhills. I can understand that perfectly and I always tell her to get off whenever she has a thought of getting off. I want to preserve her confidence as much as possible. I can really imagine she and I doing some endurance together next year. I'd like to see her on a smaller horse than Rain, but I'm not up for buying a horse for her right now. If she stays this interested, I'll definitely consider it.
So, I'm getting in better shape. Kendall is becoming a good little rider. But, I'm not getting horse development time. Happy to be with the horses and my daughter, but want to make sure I stay on track.