I am waiting at the place next to the Waikato river, where T goes to ride his horses this afternoon when I spot my Chief heading towards me along the road with 2 kids on biks not far behind.
Chief looks to be moving along quite quickly, and I'm thinking how awesome he looks.
T stops to ask me if I want to ride which of course I decline even though I was just riding him back at the paddock earlier in the afternoon.
"You go do your thing for a bit and then I will ride him" I say.
Mean while the 2 kids with bikes catch up. "Is that your horse?" one of them asks. Well of course I tell them that he is and then I get this in response "he's going alright aye, better than yesterday. He even had an amble going on all the way down the road"
We continued a brief conversation and then they took their bikes and headed off for a swim and I just had to stand and smile. You gotta love kids some days!
So I did get back on Chief. Crossed the small section of river on him and headed onto the large sand bank that is way bigger than it looks.
I spent some time working him around just at a walk but gee he is quick. A real quick stepping little fella but he does feel like a much bigger horse when you ride him.
So progress is all good I guess. He is not fighting the bit as much and has been back through town again.
Tomorrow he will only get a short ride and then I pick him up on Friday.