Friday, April 26, 2013

The lone oxer

Thursday I had my private lesson... aka lets really push Karley lesson. Haha! Don't get me wrong it's good for me and I like it- still scares me at times!

There is a Chris Cox clinic at the barn this weekend and there were a ton of people riding inside.



I grabbed Henry, tacked him up and headed down to to big arena. As I was walking down I notices that they were just finishing putting the jumps away. So I headed back up to wait for my trainer to see where she wanted to ride.

She got there just as I was getting back up to the barn and she said to ride inside.

It was hard so she had the guys drag it- while I was flatting lol. Thankfully Henry didn't flinch an eyelash or care about the tractor following us clanking around :) Good boy!

We worked on some lead changes and they were much more spot on, thank you Henry- it's less work for us both if you cooperate!

Jumped and X oxer to warm up... then it got bigger...

A lone big airy oxer... it actually wasn't too big to start with but it grew- I don't know why I was surprised lol!

We worked on straight to the jump, straight after the jump, dropping my hands and closing my leg to the jump, forward forward forward to the jump (I have to have more pace to the larger fences) and lead changes after the jumps.

I heard the famous one more time a bunch- id like to think that I was doing a good job so she wanted to see my mad skills over and over lol!!!

We both got a GOOD workout and were sweaty when we were done... LOTS of walking to cool us out.

Hose Henry off and had my trainer pull his main while I cleaned tack and we chatted ... it was nice!



Friday Henry got turned out and Saturday he will get a trainer ride cause I am not able to find a sitter ugh!

I've been watching Rolex and wishing I was there- all of y'all who are there I am jealous!

17 comments:

  1. Aren't you at a hunter/jumper barn? I am kind of surprised that they hosted a Chris Cox clinic. Did you take a peek?

    Nice work on the lead changes. That is a great feeling.

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    1. Nope! We are an eventing/HJ/natural horsemanship/pleasure barn, haha! We've got a little bit of everything! We cant 'peek' at the clinic unless we pay to audit, probably, LOL!

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    2. Yep ^ what Nicku said! lol :)

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  2. Sounds like a great day all around - well done. (jealous of those at Rolex too!)

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  3. Yay for jumping bigger... well for you anyways :)

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    1. haha you will get there too if Ira has anything to say about it :)

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  4. Yay for jumping bigger, and having the guts to do it :-)

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    1. my trainer gives me the guts... no options allowed, just do it lol! :) But I need that otherwise id be cool jumping 2'6" forever ;)

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  5. Yay! I love the feeling of accomplishment when the jump keeps going up and I keep on jumping it. Congrats.

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    1. Yeah it's totally a great feeling! :) Thanks!

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  6. Way to go guys! You looked great the other day when I watched, it's all really coming along!!!!

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    1. Ah thanks! But wait you said you weren't going to watch lol :)

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  7. Awesome! Glad it was a good lesson.

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    1. Yeah me too, makes all this hard work worth it!

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  8. He looks so handsome in that picture!

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    1. Aw thanks! I love how shinny he is!

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