Week 27 & 28: Our first solo beach ride!!! and solo beach ride #2 and #3 and #4!

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Gorgeous day!!! Walked Nala down to the beach alone. It was our second trip on the line by ourselves. She had almost a week off due to rain and my work schedule.

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I lunged her a bit and then we rode solo for the first time on the beach!

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There is nothing quite like galloping your race horse down an empty beach!

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9/4/15

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Copy of yesterdays ride. Nala did much better leading down to the beach. I rode w,t,c and slow gallop. I am impressed! I think she believes this is her new track. It is a bit harder riding like a jockey to keep her slow, but she is softening with work. She is fine in both the arena and round pen… I think she sees open space and thinks RUN!

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9/7/15

Solo beach ride #3. Nala was perfect. Followed me down the trail like and old ranch horse. We rode w.t.c.g up and down the beach. No spooking.

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We we first went down the dune, some idiot left a camp fire burning unattended (it’s really dry here now and a burn ban is on) so I went to kick sand on it and she did spook a bit but she stayed at the end of the 15″ line and calmed just fine.IMG_20150907_170512572

We rode with traffic, dogs, and a motorcycle. Bit of a shock when it came up behind us but other than turning to look she did fine!

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I am pretty confidant she thinks this is her new track!

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9/8/15

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My birthday so I ditched work for a beach ride! Some nice old guys took our photo!

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Nala was great! We breezed the beach and she ran fine!

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Please ignore my equitation and dress, I was not planing to show off today!

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