Friday, December 14, 2012

Ready for the weeeeeekkkkkkeeeeennnnnddddd

Henry had Wednesday off...

Thursday my lesson got moved to the afternoon since my trainer was busy in the morning. It was freeeeeezing outside. Who knew it could be so cold during the day in CA?!

Tacked up and put him on the line expecting a wild stallion.. nope he was SLOW as molasses on a cold day. Gave him a min to make sure he wasn't holding it in and then got on and to work. He was sluggish but it was ok..

We working through warming up slowly and then flatting around while my trainer chatted and set up the jumps.

Then the guys came and did a quick drag of the arena ... while that was going on I jumped a little vertical back and forth for a bit. Yep trying to make sure ever ride/lesson I have something crazy is going on LOL... Henry will be a chap at horse shows :)

Then we moved onto jumping... worked on going straight and strides in a line- either a slow compressed 4 or a normal 3. Henry is much easier to do the 3 (C and Louie had an easier time with the 4) but I was able to work through it and get it nice both directions with both distances. We also added in an oxer/pile of polls (basically everything that wasn't being used on the line was piled up under the oxer lol). He was stick the first time but good the rest of the times.

Cooled out while C took a turn on Louie... walked a bit more while chatting with her and then got off.

Groomed, let him hangout in a cooler and much on some hay left by another horse in the extra stall, got his grain, blanketed and headed to his stall.

Nom nom nom

His tail.. hard work here folks!!


Trainer ride today... he was good :) So proud! :)

Lesson tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. Yay for good pony!! Just curious, why the braided tail??

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    1. I have been braiding it when I put him away to keep it clean and out of the mud :)

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  2. Good pony! Could he be ... growing up? :)

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  3. Aww, cute pictures. I braid Walker's tail too - so I can keep it in a tail bag to try and keep it from getting gross (and pulled out). But combing through that mess is a lot of work!

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    1. yep trying to keep his tail clean too.. i don't brush it often, and when I do I use a body brush and it seems to work well :)

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  4. With all the commotion at home Henry won't give a shit at the shows.

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    1. seriously, i told Ira I need something odd for each lesson! Soon he isn't going to know what to do with himself in quiet ha! Some of Janine's horses were inside yesterday too and freaaaaking out in the stalls and spooking and scrambling in the isle ways. Ah so glad he is level headed... ha!

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  5. What a good pony! The grass looks yummy - just about everything is brown here now. :(

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    1. We have gotten some rain and now EVERYTHING is super green.. I am sure in no time it will be brown too lol

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  6. The weather must be confused, since it's been unseasonably warm up here in the Great White North.

    I feel your pain regarding tails. My TB's tail is permanently like a mullet. The top grows out constantly, but never a very long length. It's quite horrible. I'm tempted to shave the sides for next show season :P

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    1. Seriously we were super warm and them BAM it was cold!

      LOL a mullet- nice! Yeah Henry's is looking good now that it has had lots of tlc :)

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  7. Henry is so handsome as always

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  8. Braids are definitely needed this time of year!

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    1. def! though i forgot to redo it yesterday, oops!

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  9. What a wonderful idea to braid its tail. It's really amazing. Henry looks more handsome to his get up.

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