Saturday, January 19, 2013

I love Henry

Found this on Facebook... LOVE

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.…”
10.Marry Money!

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!


  1. Oh Henry, scoots are just more work for you silly. Glad to hear you had a good lesson. Hopefully it warms up a bit for you guys there!

    1. I know right!? He really wanted to play with Pongo!

      Yeah tomorrow is supposed to be a high of 62 so as long as the wind goes away I should be able to give a bath :)

    2. LOL! I thought 1-2 bucks and pong would be done! I had no idea a rodeo would ensue for like 10 minutes...I felt awful!

    3. it was TOTALLY ok :) Good for him!!!

  2. Haha! Love this list - so true! Yay for a good lesson. Good to hear the weather is becoming more California-like.

    1. Seriously laughed hard at the list :)

      Fingers crossed the wind goes away and we get out 60 deg tomorrow!!!

    2. Now my weather jealousy is going to kick in again!!

    3. lol... it was SUPER windy but we closed all the doors and windows and bathed anyways :)

  3. If only all drivers actually gave horses and riders right of way - riding on the road can be so nerve wracking!

  4. Love the list that you found on facebook I think that i have seen this at some point. :)

  5. Excellent list. I've certainly read and agreed with that before... If only I had followed through on marrying money'

  6. That was my biggest mistake...I didn't read number 10 LOL


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