I rode both of the boys last night. They were fantastic! Especially Toby. He's always so forward when I haven't ridden him in a while. Hola had major wiggle butt going on but he settled down. He's ultra sensitive to your leg and weight shift. It certainly doesn't take much when you give him a correction!
After I worked them both, I had to have a family discussion with them.
"Men, there are some big changes coming up for us in 2010 and we need to discuss them. Do you remember Mr. Matt? He's the one that came out to take your pictures and played that tape of horse whinnies to get you to prick your ears... Remember?"
Heavy breathing came from their adjacent stalls.
"Well Mr. Matt asked me an important question and I said 'yes' in reply"
"Looks like we are all going to have new last names and live in Lexington, KY by the end of the year. I'll try to find you guys a great place to hang in Kentucky and the winter weather will be so much kinder to us than Traverse City! You'll love it!"
"Toby, your grandsire, Mr. Prospector, came from Kentucky and Hola, your grandsire, Damascus did too! Both of them stood at the famous Claiborne Farm!! Lexington, Kentucky is the thoroughbred center of the world. Again, you'll love it!"
Now I need to find us a good dressage trainer down there. But I have time and a plan...