Good news and bad news for today. Flash was having a really hard getting back in with the small herd after his training. I didn't know what else to do so I did the only thing left to do... I said a few prayers last night!! I apologized to my friend this morning for how upset I got yesterday and she went ahead and put Flash in with the other horses. No fights today!!! Yeah!! I even took him away for a little while then brought him back and put him back in with them and no fighting again!! I'm so happy! My friend said that she had a talk with them this morning so that's why it all worked out.
The bad news is that I attempted to take Flash trail riding today by myself. Bad idea. I can't find anyone to ride with so I just went. It's only the third time that he's been to the park so it was a stupid idea. We usually go in the evening and it was earlier in the day and there were a ton of people there. He was really excited. I had to have some stranger hold him while I got on and then we walked around a bit and all of a sudden he kind of popped up. The man said that he had both front feet off the ground. Yikes. I kept riding and we just couldn't agree which direction to go. He wanted to go sideways, backwards, and every way but straight. UNTIL I turned around and headed back towards the trailer. Then he decided straight at a nice fast trot would be the best way to get there... UGH!!! The brakes malfunctioned at that point. Eventually he stopped but by that point, I was done. I made him walk back to the trailer and that was it for today. A whole maybe 10 minutes on the trails. I think he would have liked a rider that wouldn't have held him back today.
This is not the nice relaxing trail riding horse that I imagined owning. Someone is supposed to ride with us on Thursday and I hope that goes better. I think with another horse along and later in the evening it will go better.