After removing Miss Juno from the paddock full of lush green grass, yesterday the sweet, submissive pony returned.
We only did a short ride as things were going so well that I didn't want to push it.
So this afternoon, I pulled on my new 'brave boots', loaded her in the float and headed to Waikato Equestrian Centre for an afternoon lesson with the adult riding club.
There are a few members on youngsters so it seemed as good a time as any but I guess, 2 weeks under saddle is a bit more challenging.
There was quite a bit of activity with horses going around all over the place. A western show is being held over the weekend and people have turned up early and were working in their horses. I was a wee bit concerned but in all honesty, Juno behaved like a star.
She was sensible and tried hard. We didn't get much of a canter out of her but she was getting pretty tired at that point.