Tuesday, August 20, 2013

When Life Gives you 102 Degrees...

You ride bareback for the first time (on Henry)!

Got Henry- was sweating bullets just walking down to his stall and back, groomed, put leg protection on and let him get out his crazies.. Even though it was hot he had a few bucks but not much.







Then I took him inside and hopped on bareback. Henry is tall and I had to almost jump from the mounting block- gently of course!




His back is SO boney that this will not be a regular occurrence for us lol. But he was well behaved and I didn't fall off!

Hosed him off, cleaned, grained and took them home and gave kisses of course!

Day 16: Idol.. Beezie has amazing eq, Eric had a one in a million partnership with Hickstead and Jennifer has had great accomplishments with Jersey Boy!

Lesson Tuesday, Schooling Wednesday, off Thursday, trainer ride Friday, lesson Saturday and show Sunday.

PS you should follow Amy and Steady :)

32 comments:

  1. It only took 2 years but you got on him and you survived a-ok :)

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    1. Yeah I have never really just had fun time with him, normally I am on a mission or in a lesson.. long over due.

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  2. Haha I'm afraid to get on River bareback because of that bony back! I think even when he totally fills out it's still going to be painful without a bareback pad...

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    1. Henry is muscled up and filled out but not made for bare back lol

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  3. Yay!! Red's back was SO bony in the beginning but now that he's filled out and gained weight he is SO comfortable. Isn't it fun?? Maybe you can buy a bareback pad...I know a ton of people who just use saddle pads when riding "bareback" just to get the feel of riding bareback but their horse is too bony for it. :))

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    1. He was too clean and slick... I was sure I was going to fall off lol :) My old horse Brodie was the best to ride bare back!

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    1. hahaha right! Too hot to be outside! Wish I could take him home with me in the AC

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  5. I can relate to 102 degree weather....Its usually extremely hot during the summer where I live. I can see why riding bareback helps. :)

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  6. Yay!!!! I think its very healthy for our horses to learn about carrying us around bareback. You can always throw on a fluffy saddle pad (not a bareback pad if you don't have one) to help with the boney-ness issue.

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    1. Yeah a pad is necessary next time!

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  7. Hot hot hot! But bareback is always fun. :)

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  8. Phew, that is super hot! Hope it cools off for you soon!

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    1. luckily it hasn't been that hot again.. knock on wood!

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  9. Wow. It was your first time on him bareback? Congrats!

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    1. Yep.. our schedule is so training/show oriented so I don't really just go up and not ride with a purpose ever. :)

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  10. Yikes! That is toasty! But congrats on your first bareback ride. :) Those are always a fun change from the usual!

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  11. Congrats on going bareback! That's huge! Especially on a huge horse :)

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  12. Sweet! I don't think I'll be attempting bareback on my guy anytime soon but maybe sometime over the winter.

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    1. It's not something I will make regular, to boney!

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  13. Lol I tried riding Wiz bareback... never again @_@ so bony... I need a bareback pad.

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  14. Belatedly catching up but I LOVE the final pic of you guys bareback, what a BEAST Henry is after becoming, you can see all your wonderful work paying off!
    *DROOL*

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  15. Bareback pad! They are awesome :)

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  16. Yay for bareback riding!! Its is so much fun and really good to teach a person good riding skills.

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