Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekend Catch up

Friday we went to a friends graduation and I couldn't bring myself to make dinner, let alone ride so Henry got the day off... he has two hard lessons Thursday (am with trainer and pm with me) so I didn't feel bad giving him the time off.

Saturday I had a lesson. He was good. A little fresh at the beginning so we cantered a bit in 2 point to tire him out some. Since we were in the big lower arena a few times around and we were ready to ride. I felt like this was one of the most physically demanding lessons I have had.. maybe I was still tried from the way to long day on Friday but I worked hard- or so I felt. We even did no stirrup work, yeah I need to practice more of that, Henry has the WORST trot. We also jumped AND got some nice lead changes. He was jumping left on Saturday, go figure! Again I was exhausted so at the end of the jumping my lead changes fell apart and I got in trouble but my legs were like JELLO and like I said I got some really good changes up until the end. And there were only two that didn't go well so I am not complaining :)

Today Henry got turned out, I cleaned my tack and loved on him.

This week I have a crazy big project/deployment at work so I am not sure how much riding I will get done but this is my plan...
Monday hack, Tuesday trainer ride, Wednesday off, Thursday Trainer ride/lesson, Friday hack, Saturday trainer ride.

I was looking back on the year that I have had Henry.. WOW I am so impressed with where he has come :) Some of my fav pics


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    1. You know you had a good hard ride when you legs are sore the next day! ;)

  2. Awe, I'm so close to getting jello riding legs again, should be able to take lessons again, after this week (of course I'm hecka outa shape now). Henry has grown so much, I love looking back through the photos. You both have grown tremendously :)

    1. Yay we can't wait to have you back!!! I know it's crazy how different I am now then I was a year ago :)

  3. He's such a cutie! Loved looking at those pictures. I don't often like plain chestnuts but he's the right colour, if you know what I mean, haha.

    And jello legs are good... usually. ;)

    1. Ah thanks!

      Yeah jello legs are good the next day but in the moment they suck haha!


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