Not only did I forget... but I just remembered tonight which, is exactly 8 days after Ponys and my 3 year anniversary since he came home! He came on Halloween of 2010 and my life hasn't been the same since. I am SO thankful everyday that I have been blessed with the opportunity to own him thanks to my aunt and uncle :) He is definitely my heart horse and I am so excited to see where the next 3 years (and many, many more after that!) have in store for us. He has already taken me further than I ever thought he would and we are still improving each day. Never in a million years would I have told you that we would be getting ready to show 2nd level dressage and successfully competing at 3 day events if you would have asked me the day I brought him home! He continues to exceed every expectation given to him and amazes me with his work ethic and willingness. When he retires my next horse will have HUGE shoes to fill thats for sure!
I have been trying to dig up pictures from the day he came home but they are on my moms computer I think. I will put them up asap!
He was great tonight and we got a really nice clean change (I hope/think/it felt like it!)! I am definitely getting the difference in feeling of the counter canter and when I will get a good change out of it. Now I just need to be patient and not ask when he is not set up well. I havent schooled them too much (usually just get one each direction and not every ride) but I think we are slowly figuring it out together. We have another lesson on Monday that I am really looking forward to. It is going to be so much fun to have lessons more often this winter!