Last summer we had a couple of friends visiting us on our pony-camp location. It was on Tarq’s birthday! J came to look and try out a saddle I was going to lend her for a few months, and both tried it out on the Tarq. Tarq ofcourse considers a new rider fine, but they will have to prove themselves first! 😉
Tarq has a whole repertoire of cunning little and not so little tricks to sabotage a rider. One of the most insidious is the ”back-wriggle” which he uses to get you completely out of balance.
So this is my friend A, taking no s*** from Al Tarq!
I really enjoyed watching Tarq opening his bag of tricks, and I enjoyed even more seeing A taking none of it!
In the end Tarq was a very good horse and did some beautiful trotting 🙂
You can see very clearly how he is not using his back, and moveing very badly in the beginning, and in the end he is relaxed, balanced and uses his back. A is smaller than me so she looks really nice on Al Tarq! And she is a smashing rider! Not everybody gets Tarq to behave! 😉
Enjoy the photos
J on Tarq, and me