Thursday, January 17, 2013

You know...

that lesson that is HARD but you feel great during and after it? Yeah had one of those today... Henry was defiantly pissed at my by the end but if a little stubbornness backing is his way of showing it, I am totally ok with that- he could have done way worse. Trainer and I were chucking at how mad he was... hard works sucks lol!

Got Henry, groomed, tacked him up, gave him a quick lunge and got on...

There was a rope jiggler in the arena giving a rope jiggling lesson ;)

I warmed up on the flat... we worked on our canter departure and STAYING in the frame. To the left- aye it's hard work, to the right- smooth as butter :)

I set up the jumps before I got on...






Warmed up over 1 back and forth stopping on a straight line.

Then went 2 up around to 1 around to 3 (staying inside of 1- so between 1 and 2).

Then I did 1 up sort turn to 2 and around to 3 angling between 1 and 2. It look us a while to get this the way my trainer wanted it- ridden well on my party, the right distance, no rushing after for Henry and a clean lead change. I swear I did it almost perfect a million times ha! Thats ok, I want to ride well and for my trainer to insist I ride well. We got it well a few times and then she said we were done.

Henry was lathered in sweat so I walked for a long long time to cool him out.

I put him in a cooler while I cleaned my tack, aired out my pads and helmet and put the jumps away. Poor Henry needs a bath so bad but these 40 degree temps with crazy wind aren't helping. Maybe Saturday...

Cleaned him up and then put him away with his grain :)

I am looking for some open from boots- nothing expensive (like under $75)... what do you all suggest? I have Roma's but they didn't last...

He wouldn't look up- food is way more important lol


Trainer ride tomorrow, lesson Saturday.

22 comments:

  1. Bahaha, love the 'rope jiggling' lesson. I have two different open fronts from Horze and have been impressed with the quality, especially for the price. Make sure you check out the 50% off code - I usually find it on Coth.

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  2. Eskadron is selling a pack on Dover. (Fronts and Backs) I think for the price its a deal!

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    1. I have the Eskadron pack from Dover on my wish list. Seems like a pretty great deal.

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    2. Yeah i have my eyes on them now too!

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  3. I was going to suggest Woof but they're over your price limit - why does it seem like everything costs either $89.95 or $99.95? If things must cost this much, I want a money tree...I have a spot all picked out with plenty of sun, easy access - it just needs to start growing some money for me! But I digress...;)

    Sounds like a great lesson - devil is in the details, right? :)

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    1. Shoot plant me a money tree right next to your please!!!

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  4. Check out ebay. Sometimes you find great deals on there!

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  5. I think I got mine from horseloverz.com but they are the lamicell total pack. These...

    http://www.horseloverz.com/Horse-Boots/340152-Lami-Cell-Pro-Tendon-and-Fetlock-Boots---Black---Horse.html

    I've had them for 3 years now, and they are still going strong :-)

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  6. Sounds like a great lesson, love those days!
    Can't help with the boots - but hope you find a pair within budget that you like & lasts!
    Happy shopping!

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  7. Fleece lined Eskadrons are great, also got a really nice pair of Lami Cell Pro Air Tendon Boots for about $55 on Tackdealz. They are super nice!

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    1. Sweet! Looks like the link Shelley posted is the Lami Cell and they are a good price! :)

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  8. I have a pair of Eskadrons that have held up really well. I got them on Ebay for really cheap because they had been used once or twice.

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  9. I need open front boots too. Debating between saving up for what I really want and spending less to just get a pair.

    Glad you had a good lesson! My favorites are always the ones that are hard but you push through anyway.

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    1. Yeah I think I am leaning twds getting the Eskadrons so that they last and just saving a little more to be able to buy them. I won't have them right now but another couple weeks won't kill me :)

      Yes awesome lesson :)

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  10. Those kind of lessons are the best kind.

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