Those of you who ride at barns know what I’m talking about when I say, an indoor arena can seem a little crowded when your horse decides to misbehave. Doc is about the worst warming-up horse ever, meaning: if he’s saddled, and is still warming up he’s a butt.

Doc regularly smashes my legs in to the side railings in the indoor arena, rears, and charges up to horses either being ridden or lunged in the same vacinity as his proud and hyper (and adorable)n self. Even though I have never had a group lesson, because our trainer like to work with us one on one, Doc is quite the brat…

Man, my arms and legs get serious workouts, with Pricilla (my trainer and friend) constantly yelling “get your leg on him and relax your hands” how am I ‘sposed to do that when he’s slamming my leg into the post! Or about to be kicked by an antsy Arabian? Or be run over by a lunge-line? Or standing like a clown on two hind legs, or the accasiohnal handstand?

 Well there you have the Doc speal, the other riders at Copperhills Equestrian Center, avoid the indoor when I’m there… [embarrased chuckle]

Thanks a lot Doc! Oh yah and I think you might have pulled a muscle in my forearm, Nice!!! A month before a show… tsk tsk