These pictures capture a typical schooling day. Phantom's mane is past due for brushing and re-banding. I took his tail out of its winter braid, so it's kinky and humorous. My cozy old fleece vest is coated with hair. My half chaps have been re-stitched so many times I've lost count.
After I got a semblance of connection inside, we went outside to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and our wonderful outdoor arena. Phantom bogged down and I had to get him in front of my leg again.
Ahh. Closer to what I was after.
Walkin' and talkin' with Genevieve as we cool down.
Phantom likes his buddy Zorro. They really are salt n pepper!
I'm still hoping to get Em back to the barn for a photo session. This time without me in a sling with a broken wrist, and with Phantom freshly bathed. Check out Em's remarkable work at Shared Glory.
Anyway...I now have evidence that I really do ride the Big Goober Boy. Not as well as I could, but I try. And he gives so much in spite of me.
Thanks to Kim for sharing her snaps of us!