10 Ways To Get In Shape To Own A Horse!
1.Drop a heavy steel object on your foot. Don’t pick it up right away. Shout “Get off, stupid! Get off!”
2.Leap out of a moving vehicle and practice “Relaxing into the fall”. Roll lithely into a ball, and spring to your feet!
3.Learn to grab your checkbook out of your purse/pocket and write out a $200 check without even looking down.
4.Jog long distances carrying a halter and holding out a carrot. Go ahead and tell the neighbors what you’re doing.They might as well know now.
5.Affix a pair of reins to a moving freight train and practice pulling it to a halt. And smile as if you are really having fun.
6.Hone your fibbing skills. “See hon, moving hay bales is fun!” and, "I’m glad your lucky performance and multi-million dollar horse won you first place - I’m just thankful that my hard work and actual ability won me second place."
7.Practice dialing your chiropractor's number with both arms paralyzed to the shoulder, and one foot anchoring the lead rope of a frisky horse.
8.Borrow the US Army slogan,"Be all that you can be", but add bitten, thrown, kicked, slimed, trampled.
9.Lie face down in the mud in your most expensive riding clothes and repeat to yourself: “This is a learning experience, this is a learning experience.…”
Friday Henry had a trainer ride and they said he was great and jumped everything like a champ in the big outside arena.
|Yep so true!|
Saturday we had our group lesson... there were only 4 of us though so it was a nice small group!
Flatted around, Henry felt really good sans the few scoots (he really wanted to play with Pongo in the round pen)... you know when you play mario cart and you go over the star and it shoots you forward- yep that is what those "scoots" felt like. LOL!
Then we moved onto jumping...
Number 3 actually never was put back up to an oxer after we warmed up over it as an X ha! Anywho warmed up over 3 back and forth then it was my turn... up 1 around to 3 then to 3 and 4. Then the jumps were put up more and we did 1 around to 2 then to 3 and 4 and then back to 2 bending line to 1.
Henry was strong but other then that he was AWESOME!
Hopefully I can give him a bath tomorrow and some turn out!