Ashke resembled a pogo stick horse. He bounced up and down a lot.
We trotted around and around. Everytime we got near the gate, he began to try and canter. The large door behind the gate was open and I really think he wanted to be on the mesa or at least outside the arena.
Everytime Ashke saw Cali ahead of him, he tried to canter.
Every time a horse went by, Ashke pinned his ears and tried to kick out at them. The only time he was calm and able to walk on a free rein was when we were walking next to Cali.
We jigged. We bounced. We danced. We spun in circles.
Ashke doesn't do great in the arena when there are a lot of other horses. Today there were a lot of other horses. I think there were nine other riders and there just wasn't enough room to really do anything other than move around the outside of the ring.
He enjoyed walking next to Cali. A lot. It was the only time he settled all day long.
He didn't try to throw me, he was just really up. J said he looked really good and didn't feel like he was favoring anything. I rode him until he was warm, but not sweaty.
All we can figure is that it's the weather. And the lack of riding out. Hopefully, we might be able to ride out again soon. (Although, I would like to see some more snow for our region. Really need the water if we are going to have hay next year.)
I can't believe how good he looks.