Lungeing To Say I Love YouIt was a scorcher of a day at EA Equestrian, but despite the temperature, lessons continued as usual. David had decided to lunge Tamarind in the field as the outdoor arena was fully booked.
“Good boy Tam, steaaaaady”
David flicked the lunge whip slightly and Tamarind picked up the pace a little.
Sue laughed and Abigail looked up at the sky with a smile on her face. “I mean look at that…blue sky and everything!”
His horse was standing perfectly still with his ears pricked towards the new horse that had just entered the field and nothing he said or did seemed to be able to make him move.
Picking up the fallen lunge whip, he walked over to them, grabbed Tam and apologised to Sue and Abigail.
“Sorry about that…I think he’s getting a little too hyper. Hormones...you know the sort of thing...”
“Oh yes,” Abigail replied, nodding smugly. “We bought her unseen from a very well respected dealer. It’s not something I usually do but well…it paid off as you can no doubt see! Her name is Kestral”
“Anyway” said Abigail. “I’ll leave you to your schooling – we’re going to do some jumping!” and with that, she led Kestral away
David waved them off and leaned over to Tam as he watched the pair disappear into the distance.
“I don’t think she’s that interested in you I’m afraid.”
Minutes past, and although still a bit grumpy, Tamarind showed no sign of resistance and trotted around perfectly, almost too perfectly in fact.
The Lusitano held his head high and started to show off his paces, which he thought should be enough to amaze a pretty mare.
Sadly, she wasn’t really that impressed.
Tam was mortified.
Surely no one could resist him?
Unfortunately for him…Kestral could.
“Alright then you, we’ll watch them jump and then we’re going home. You’re grounded until you learn to control yourself with a little more decorum.” He snorted to himself as he spoke. Like that was ever going to happen.
For the second time that day, David found himself on the floor whilst his horse was already halfway to the mare.
But, to his complete surprise, he didn’t rush over to her. Instead he made for the fence…
Immensely proud of himself, Tamarind trotted back to David, swishing his tail with a very smug expression, which was swiftly wiped from his face when he saw Kestral.
David felt his jaw drop.
Finally, Kestral responded. Nuzzling his nose gently, she snuffled softly and backed up a couple of paces.
“What’s she doing?” asked Sue nervously. “I didn’t ask her to do anything!”
Suddenly, Kestral reared and took off at a gallop, Tamarind quickly following suit until he was in the lead.
“Now there’s two of them”