Tuesday, April 16, 2013

100.. it's contest time!

First things first- my ride last night.

It was windy windy windy!!!

Kat and I got our ponies (she is leasing Magic now woo hoo!), tacked up, I did a quick lunge but it wasn't helping so I just got on and we went to work.

Shortly after we started riding some other people showed up and we aren't really sure what they were doing with their horses but it was a lot of noise and perplexed both of us.

Went back to hacking. Henry was really good despite all the wind and chaos... he scooted a few times down by the open end and where all the wierd noise was but i just ignored it and pushed him forward and he was awesome.

I did a lot of cantering- all the way around the arena, random circles big and small and in not the normal halves... when he listens and is collected while cantering he is so nice to ride- I mean he is nice to ride all the time but he feels SO fancy when he is all put together! He even behaved when there were some wild horses in the round pen.

The wild horses mentioned above came in the arena right as I started working cantering with a long loose rein... I thought for a min that I should gather up my reins but decided to give Henry the benefit and see how how acted. He was awesome!! One lady even chased her horse around the arena and repeatedly wacked it with the lead rope (I guess it was acting bad but I wasn't really paying attention) and Henry took it all in stride- GO HENRY!






Cooled out, untacked and groomed, grained and put him away.

Tuesday maybe a hack (trainer moves lesson), Wednesday lesson, Thursday lesson, Friday off, Saturday lesson.


I will do a separate post for the contest :)

14 comments:

  1. Yay Henry! I'm so glad to hear that he put on his big-boy pants and was well-behaved, despite all the distractions. It seems like more and more your posts are about how good he is and I couldn't be happier!

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    1. Yes I love that he has been so good! Can't complain! Haha! The hard work is paying off and we are having more up's then downs :)

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  2. Yay for good rides!he sounds like him and you are having a great time at the minute.

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  3. you know Henry's being good 9and your riding well), when i'm telling Magic to behave like Henry, lol

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  4. Good boy Henry! I probably would have spooked at the wild horses :)

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    1. They seriously scared Kat and I lol.. we couldn't figure out what was going on and the whole situation was just odd ha!

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  5. What a good boy. It's so nice when they just ignore all the scary things.

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  6. I'm not sure I could have dealt with all that, forget about my horse! Well done!

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  7. They're growing up so fast 'tear'

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    1. Right!!! Unlike my daughter who I want to slow down, I am excited for Henry to mature!

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