I'm away this week at a professional conference in lovely Newport, RI. Tristan is being used a handful of times with some advanced students. He's not really a lesson horse at heart: while he has patience, and is bombproof safe, he doesn't like the kind of work that regular lessons make him do. He tunes out too easily and gets sour. But a handful of lessons from time to time to keep him in work are just fine.
The barn manager sat on him for the first time last week to get a sense of how to have her students ride him, which was neat to see. He was less than pleased, but she got some nice work out of him.
In the meantime, I've scheduled a number of posts about other things for this week, and I'll be gathering horsey tidbits from Newport to bring back!