I didn't realize how long it had been since I wrote my last post. Christmas and New Year has come and gone, and here we are in 2011.
Sienna and I continue to have fun in the snow whenever we can. We started playing with our new 22ft Feather lines. When I drive her with the two 22ft lead ropes, I think there is room for forgiveness, but with the feather lines, it seems to be about how little you have to do to ask a question. It only seems to take a light touch to have a more enhanced level of contact. There was a lot of over-steering on my part at the beginning, but after a while we were in sync and it felt great. You can see some more pictures here.
After our driving session, I climbed up on her bareback and very promptly fell off her for the first time ever..........well I would call it more of a slide :0). We were riding around and something spooked her, now her spooks aren't that big, she just took a leap sideways, but it was enough to start that slide in motion. I remember feeling like it was happening in slow motion and it got to the point where I couldn't save myself, so I swung my arms around her neck and linked my fingers together, then I did this very slow and graceful slide under her neck, at which point my fingers came unlocked and I landed on my butt. Sienna was looking at me as if to say: "how did you end up down there?".
No there are not any pictures, but I wish there were, I would have loved to have captured the look on Sienna's face :0).