Empty barn... contemplated riding. Decided to ride... btw I love listening to music while I ride- I keep one ear bud in and one out so I can still hear other things if needed.
Got Henry, groomed, tacked up, lunged and hopped on.
He was really really fussy with his face- I wasn't even using a short rein or being busy with my hands. Took about 5-10 min for us to work it out and then he was pretty good.
There were some kids who had shown up with their mom playing on the chairs and just jumping up and down. He did pretty well with that which was nice.
I worked on our canter departures from a walk and trot, with contact and without, him really listening to me- even whoa's with no contact on his mouth just me sitting deep and saying whoa.
By the time I was done (about 40 min ride) someone had shown up for a lesson with one of the new trainers. I cooled out while the kiddo got started.
Untacked, groomed, pulled a little mane, blanketed, grained, grazed, put him away and gave kisses.
Lesson tonight, off tomorrow, lesson Thursday, trainer ride Friday and idk about Saturday since hubby works.