Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yep, summer is going to kill me

I have become a big baby to the heat!

Lesson last night, got to the barn, grabbed Henry, groomed, tacked up, lunged (he was oddly high) and got on. There were two other lessons going on and one person hacking.

My trainer let me just hack around a bit and then we got to work. We focused on counter bending at the trot as well as shoulder in.

Then we moves onto counter canter which is HARD when there are 2 beginners in a lesson who no matter if you called out to them where you were going, they didn't quite get it. Henry is still getting balanced and learning so it was a challenge :)

We moved onto jumping ... nothing fancy but again with beginner riders it makes life interesting!

There was a big X and an oxer.

Warmed up over the X back and forth.. he was a little lookie over it- so weird! Dude it's an X!!!

Then we moved onto the oxer. Off the left lead we were awesome, right on and even got a "Karley that was really good" more then once!

Then to the right- ugh! There was a chair up next to the standard so the first two times over it he was F U N K I E since as the last min he was freaked out by the chair. I rode through it and no stops were had... We got better after my trainer had me ride it and turn IN FRONT of the X after the oxer. I had to keep forward, balanced and PLAN for that turn.

Then we did left lead to the X, lead change/right lead to the oxer a few times... then back to just the oxer.

Henry was mostly a great boy.. LOTS of walking to cool out since it was hot and we were both sweaty!

Erica came in when I was almost done so we chatted a little as I cooled out and she warmed up.

Untacked, hosed off, grained and put home boy away.

Then Erica and I cooled off with our Dr Peppers and I headed home.

Off today, lesson tomorrow, idk Friday and lesson Saturday.


  1. You'll just have to re-acclimate to the heat.

    1. yep gotta jump in with both feet since its hella hot!

  2. Gotta love those horse eatin' chairs! He looks very GQ in his fly sheet and mask. :)

    1. ah thanks! He's fashionable lol

      yeah that dang chair! lol

  3. Snazzy summer outfit Henry! So matchy matchy, love it! Counter canter in the ring with others is a pain in the buns!

  4. I agree with you about the heat! It's not even that hot here yet and already I'm sweating bullets while I'm riding.


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