As some of you will know, I have had major confidence issues with Arnie. Recently I managed to cope with hacking in company but I hadnt been able to go out on my own. I could get up and down the lane but that was as good as it got and even then I was terrified.
This morning, I went my usual sunday hack with my neighbour. We have a 3 mile circuit that we go round. So...... when we got back, I kept going ALL ALONE
. I thought I would try a couple of hundred yards, then another and before I realised I was past the half way point so I just kept going and did the whole 3 miles again.
Even managed a few trots and a short canter - and 2 gates from horseback! I am now a very happy bunny and am very proud of my Arnold. I did have my camera with me but my nerve didnt extend to taking my hands off the reins and going into my pocket - maybe next time
My next challenge will be to see if I can do it without the company first time round