“If it ain’t nodding, it ain’t walking,” old time description of a Tennessee Walking Horse
This Sunday my view was filled with two black ears going forward, a thick mane flowing with motion and Zeus’ head nodding up and down as we rode through our neighbor’s soy beans. It was a beautiful sight. He was hitting a sweet running walk without my urging. This horse fun to ride.
Zeus is ready to go the moment I get in the saddle. He is not a slow walker. Now we are getting familiar with each other, he has relaxed under saddle and I am relaxed in the saddle. I am now tinkering with using my legs, knees and heels more as well as fine-tuning the reining\tension he needs for a smooth gait. The sweet spot is a little different on every Walking horse.
Next weekend we’ll be trail riding. I’m looking forward to taking him into woods and seeing what he is like away from the farm