|also annual gameday photos|
Then because I'm the best friend ever I was like ALYSSA NEEDS A TURN.
|yeah she just gets on my baby bareback in shorts and does this|
After said fabulousity, Zoë stopped. And Alyssa was like "she's stuck" and I was like "pssh kick her
you tiny penguin".
|oh yeah she's four and it's her first time bareback|
Instead Alyssa messed around on her and I thought nothing of it and we all went on our merry way.
DUN DUN DUN
So the next time I came out to ride, I hopped on and we were marching around at a going walk.
|no under saddle pics so admire her Zoë cuteness|
And all of a sudden.
Not just lost her balance.
Full-on planted her feet and grew roots like a hundred year old oak tree.
There was no kicking or scooting or breaking her loose or changing her balance to move her.
I finally had a barnmate ride over and loan me her dressage whip.
We repeated that lesson many times that day.
|the Zozo Brain|
And the next time I rode her, I carried a whip from the get go and she never offered to stall out once.
Babies are magical!
PS also don't assume your friend is just weak and can't kick because clearly that is not the case.