Monday, May 13, 2013

Mondays aren't so bad when...

you are on vacation!!! :)

Hubby spend the day doing some things with a friend so I got to spend my day with B- it was a blast and she is a doll as always.



I was able to ride this evening with Kat.

Grabbed the boys, groomed, tacked up, i lunged a quick min and then we got to work.

I am not sure what got into me, but I decided to make tonight the official first ride in some new tall boots ... I want them to be my new show boots so it's time to suck it up and do it. My feet hurt, were purple and it was hard to ride with little to no feeling!

Back to the ride... Henry was a bit lookie at the corner where he freaked out last Monday but my inside leg and a little tap with the whip on his bootie and he was quickly cooperative! ;)

Hacked around working on forward and staying in the frame, also reminding myself to keep my hands together... I don't feel like they are wide but it's something I've been getting yelled at for so I am working on getting them a smidge more together. I like being refined so I'll take it and improve upon myself the best I can.

We cantered both ways, working on being soft and listening. I didn't have a spur on and he was very quick to listen to my leg so that was good- though I am not sure what my heal was really doing cuase I couldn't feel it ha!

He and I were both sweaty and we didn't take any walk breaks in the 40-50 min we rode. Cooled him out a bunch and then did this....







B rode Henry with me which was a treat... she is so fun! I know I know she doesn't have a helmet on, working on that! I also want a new one so time to save some mula and get that done :)

Hosed him off, took him home to his grain that hubby took down to his stall and gave kisses.

Lesson Tuesday and idk about the rest of the week- going to talk to my trainer tomorrow to see what we want to do and if they are going to put a ride in on him.

16 comments:

  1. So cute! Sloane has a purple (of course!) Ovation helmet that is adjustable and was pretty cheap.

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    1. I'll check that one out :) Thanks!

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  2. What kind of helmet? That sucks about the boot breaking blues, you forget how awful it is.

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    1. Yes braking in boots sucks!! You feel my pain haha!

      I would like to get a CO but it might take me a bit to save for one :-/

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  3. The boots do look fabulous though!

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  4. Breaking in boots is no fun. I'm currently doing that too. 1 ride down... Who knows how many to go.

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    1. seriously and I can't lesson in them, I would die with what I am doing in my lessons and not feeling my feet so it looks like 1-2 rides a week of the new boots and i'll wear the only ones for my lessons... tho the old ones aren't really old, they are my current show boots that I am going to turn into every day once I get the new ones broken in.

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  5. They are veerry nice boots. That's the mantra I try and tell myself when the back of my knees are bleeding.

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  6. Love the boots. Hopefully they dont take long to break in.
    B looks so adorable and at home up there.

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    1. I know I wish it was easy to break them in!!!

      I hope that B loves horses as much as I do one day :)

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  7. B looks well at home up there with you, she'll be looking for her own ride in no time! :D
    Best of luck breaking the boots!

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    1. She really loves Buster (my trainers lesson horse) most but I convinced her to sit on Henry with me lol!

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