Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lots 'O Pictures!

Day 28: Barn Pets, George (left) and Pepper (right)

Saturday's lesson came around and Hubby and B came to watch AND take pics! :)

Tacked up, lunged and hopped on.

Trainer had us hack around, Henry was is a mood... strong, opinionated, spooking at a chair (that we have seen a million times) and really sensitive (I was letting him know I wanted a frame but by no means was I being rough or crazy with my hands, trainer even said I was ok- he was just in a mood). I tried to ignore the drama queen.

Of course he would be a punk when hubby finally comes to watch ugh!

Then we moved onto jumping...

Warmed up over 1 with the group...

Back and forth back and forth.

Then I did a course...


Left turn to 2

STRAIGHT after the jump and a right tight turn to 3

Long Right turn/approach to 4 and 5

We did this a few times having to get specific fences "right"... the pictures of a compilation of all my trips.

Thankfully Henry loves jumping and despite our discussions earlier in the lesson, he was good to jump.

Yay for hubby taking pics!!

Sunday was turn out day.

Monday was a special lesson becuase of the holiday.

I did the flat part of the lesson and then he was schooled (since there wasn't a training ride Friday) for the OF portion.

We did lots of shoulder in and haunches in for the lesson, I worked on keeping his hips straight and my corners sharp... we rode inside since it was raining we flatted inside, I haven't ridden inside in a long time but he was good.

While Henry was being jumped, I got to hop on a pony in training... oh man does he take a lot of pushing but he is cute and was fun!

Untacked Henry, hosed him off, cleaned him up, took him home with his grain and gave kisses.

Lesson tonight, turn out/off Wednesday, hack Thursday, idk Friday and lesson Saturday.

day 29: riding goal, do a Derby!

ALSO, Check out Lindsay's blog and contest!


  1. I know I have said this a million times already, but gosh, Henry looks fantastic! Filled out, shiny and just fabulous -- I'm sure that hasn't gotten old yet ;-D

    1. I never get tired hearing it lol! Thanks :)

  2. Lovely pics! You both look great!

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    1. Kat, I still have it on the setting for taking a bunch of pics when you push down the button so i got these out of 205 pics LOL! Hey I am thankful S tried :)

  4. Who says red heads can't wear hot pink. :)

  5. Fabulous pictures!! Horses know what a camera is, for sure. And what husbands/boyfriends/mothers are, anyone who'd be concerned about us if the horses acted up. Heh.

    And thank you for the shout-out! :)

    1. Right! He knew it was time to shine so he gave me a run for my money!

      No prob!

  6. I love the pictures! I'm lucky enough to get my BF to video most of my lessons - it's so helpful to be able to see yourself! You two look fantastic :)

    1. Oh that is so nice! It's like a double lesson cause you get to watch too!

      Thanks :)

  7. The shine off of Henry, no wonder you need the sunglasses! ;)
    He is looking smashing, such a hunk of a horse!

  8. He is such a cute jumper!! You guys are really improving :)

    1. Thanks! Lots of hard work for sure!

  9. You guys look great :) Love the pictures!!


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