Joy’s been about as well behaved as a red head with a napoleon complex can be, so I decided to ride her out to the field behind the pastures for a change of scenery.
Wouldn’t you know it, not ten feet down the path that leads to the back field and there’s a massive turkey and her brood of chicks milling about in the path.
Joy comes to a screeching halt when she see’s them. I was praying the turkey didn’t decide to go flapping her wings and scaring Joy into insanity.
We had a few tense turkey-pony stand off moments…
No one was going to make the first move, so I let out a war cry, booted Joy toward the turkey gang, and we chased them into the woods.
It must’ve boosted Joy’s moral, because she seemed to relax after that.
We walked down the rest of the trail, and over to the path through the field. I wanted to try trotting Joy down the straight away that runs past the back of my pasture. It went well the first time. We trotted past our pasture and to the end of the straight away where I asked her to walk and then turn around. I didn’t want to trot “toward home” yet, so we walked back toward the pasture. As soon as we were half way past my pasture again, I asked for the trot. Joy trotted, then cantered. I freaked out a bit… then realized Joy wasn’t being out of control so we cantered the rest of the way down that stretch of path. When we reached the end, I asked her to walk. No issues. Whew!
However, after that point I only had two choices of gait: walk or canter. No trot. haha
So we cantered around for a while.
It was a BLAST!! That little pony is so much fun to ride!!
We wrapped it up after a while and headed back toward home.
We were casually strolling down one of the paths through some pine tree’s when those dastardly turkeys came out behind the tree’s with spears!
Joy sprung into action and valiantly chased the evil turkeys off!
Joy’s such a trooper. The crap she has to put up with, with me as her owner… hahaha
All in all, a successful, and massively fun, outing by ourselves. I was very proud of my little warrior pony.