Today, being Wednesay, Toni, Junior, DJ and myself met up with Ros and Cherry. In theory the 6 of us were going for a ride together ... well Cherry has a long stride, but rather than slow her down, or even stop every few paces Ros waited until she was out of sight down the road before stopping. So much for a fun, social ride.
I know that it is a problem settling a new horse - but Ros knows both what DJ is like and what all of Toni's horses are like; and for the 5 months we have ridden together while she had Rags the rides were similar in style and speed. However both Toni and I felt that she never once made an effort - if she had then we would have pushed our 2 to trot from time to time to keep the balance.
When we were about 1/2 way round she said that she was going to go on and would see us next week. So, she made us feel slightly guilty - but its hard to know what we could have done to improve matters. Hopefully next wednesday we will all make more of an effort to keep together - it's not a competition, only a ladies gossip morning ... and in fact DJ was our male escort today!!
He is still in his "wrong" field - but apparantly when Toni put Conrad out there yesterday they had fun chasing each other round the trees that this field has! So he was quite happy to be there still today.