I'm finishing up a story that I'm titling "Farley and the Pigs" and I want to know, what would YOU do if faced with this scenerio? Post in the comments or post on your blog (but put a link on the comments here so we can all go and read it!).
You have just saddled up your horse, whom you haven't ridden in 2 months (or at least, you can't remember the last time you rode it). You are in a dressage saddle, jeans, and don't have a halter on under the bridle. It's a rather windy day. Your plan is to go into the arena and do some walk/trot dressage, 20m circles etc. You know there are 2 market pigs in a pen on the end of the arena (hidden by the arena's solid walls) that are sometimes let into the arena for exercise. You mount up and notice that your horse is a wee bit skittish. You do a lap and realize that the pig pen gate is open and 2 largish pigs (whom you have met and know are friendly and not a menace) are lurching towards you and your horse. Your horse freezes and snorts. What do you do next? How do you handle the situation? How do you conclude the session?
I'll return with "the rest of the story" and how this situation is perfect for conditioning the endurance horse soon! Please comment on how you would have approached this --> inquiring minds want to know!
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