As always, Salsa is doing wonderful!! I can’t say enough good things about him. He has shown some great progress on the ground with his canter so we’ve finally started doing a little canter work under saddle. At the moment I’m not asking for any collection. He still needs a little more balance and strength before that can happen but it will come quickly. He gave me a few collected strides the other day (on his terms) so that’s a small victory!!
Salsa has a new found love for trail riding. It’s been great to get his brain out of the arena and focusing on something a tad different. He has been a perfect gentleman every time I’ve taken him out. There’s always something go on at the park. Even with all of the commotion (bikers, runners, strollers, dogs… to name a few) he’s been fantastic. All of these things are great for him to see. I strongly believe in the importance of trail riding. It truly makes them more rounded and much more focused when they begin a show career. Salsa is truly remarkable and we are so lucky to have him.
Salsa is doing wonderful. Everyday he grows a little stronger. We are still working on establishing some more balance at the canter. So as of right now he is still only getting ridden at the walk and trot. However, I think we will attempt some canter work under saddle in the coming weeks. He just had his teeth done so he is enjoying a little downtime.
This handsome man has quickly become a barn favorite. With his wonderful disposition it’s not hard to see why. The kids at the barn all love him. (He likes them to… kids = treats and hugs!!). One of my students, 11 year old Gabi is head over heels for him and spent a good majority of her week helping me out with him. She even rode him at the trot in the round pen. Although he is green, he is a patient teacher and certainly has Gabi pretty fluent when it comes to lunging horses and working with them on the ground.
This horse has an amazing future ahead of him. I’m so happy to be apart of his story!! A special thank you to Enviro Equine for recently sponsoring Salsa and supporting us on our journey. It’s been really rewarding to see how many people have come together for one special horse.