On one of my rides with my sister this week we went for a canter in our neighbour’s fields – for the first time in ages. Galahad can get overexcited when we do that and has been known to take off across the field from a sheer love of going fast.
This time however, he was incredibly steady and his canter was in fact slower than Cookster’s trot. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and I was never worried about him running away. We even separated the two ponies so my sister could take a couple of photographs and they were both as good as gold.
Later in the week I took Galahad in the field by himself to see if it was just the company which kept him steady. He did go considerably faster that time but I still felt pretty much in control and was very happy with him. It has been a lovely week!