Tuesday, July 9, 2013

90's R&B

Yep I listened to late 90's R&B on Pandora while I rode :)



Grabbed Henry, groomed him, tacked up and got on. Oh and I decided to ride in the twisted snaffle per my trainers instruction.

Since it was Monday, I decided to start out just hacking around to warm him up. He started out great, then got really weird and jumpy over the random wet spots in the footing of the arena- worked through that and then he was good again.

After doing a good hack I decided to work on picking up both leads on a straight line... I came about 8 ish feet off the rail and worked on picking up the left lead and right lead. Wanted to make sure he was listening to my leg and what I was asking and not just going because of the direction we were  traveling... does that make sense? I did this both directions and he was AWESOME!!!

We were both sweaty so I walked for a good while cooling him out.





Hopped off and snapped a picture. He's so "full" haha! And it's not fat, one solid boy for sure!

Hosed him off, ices his leg while I cleaned tack and took him home. Kisses and cookies were given of course!

Turned out Tuesday, lesson Wednesday, turn out Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.

27 comments:

  1. Henry looks like a stud for sure! :)

    I need to work on leads on a straight line as well. It's so easy to get lazy and just ask off the rail.

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    1. Thanks :)

      Yeah he was so good and picked up the leads crisply.. I was happy :)

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  2. He is such a cutie!! Gah! How is his leg doing?

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  3. Wow, Henry looks amazing! I definitely agree, the more solid he gets, the more he looks like a warmblood or quarter horse, haha!

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  4. There's nothing wrong with a good solid pony!

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    1. Yes he is well fed and proud of it! hehe

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  5. I'm with you and everyone else. Not the "typical" TB look. He looks great! I have a stb that looks like a warmblood that decides to move like a draft if he's lazy! haha!

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    1. hahaha! Thankfully he moves ok too... not a hack winner or anything but not bad :)

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  6. I LOVE Pandora for riding! And agree-Henry looks awesome!

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    1. Yes I love listening to music and Pandora is awesome!! Thanks! :)

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  7. I use to ride my old horse in a slow-twist D-ring and he loved it! It was simple enough to not be harsh, but enough 'woah' when I needed it.

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    1. Henry is defiantly a strong/heavy horse for sure! We use a nice rotation of bits lol

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  8. He is gorgeous!! Sounds like a good ride

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  9. Every time I see a picture of Henry like that I hope Simon can bulk up some more in his old age. Henry looks great!

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    1. Haha you too can have a TB that doesn't look like one :) Lots of feed and conditioning :)

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  10. When I get a horse I'm going to listen to music too. I like when I'm in my car and hear all the music popular from the 90s.

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  11. He's such a handsome boy. Alex would never stand for pics... he'd be off nosing around in the dirt or checking out something somewhere :-)

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    1. lol he was pooped and is used to me taking a million pics! :)

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  12. I have been trying to work on that too with Vinny. Good exercise.

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