Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A bank.. what?!

Don't forget to enter the 2 Point Challenge!


Oh I've been watching the Capital Challenge all day, I mean working hard at work ;) How fun it would be to show there!

It's getting dark to early these days!

After tacking up, lunging and getting on- the sun was setting. I started the lesson before anyone else was there... we dove right into cantering and then added some counter bending- oh it was great fun, Henry and I both loved it :)

We were a hot mess to the right with a left bend but eventually got it all sorted out.

I walked a bit while Erica and Lyssette warmed up and did flat work.

Then I jumped....

Warmed up figure 8'ing over the rainbow X... So many little technical things to remember! But it feels good to be at a place that we are asked to do those things and can do them.

Then we did a course- X to gate, left turn to the Domino boxes, right turn to the one stride, right turn to the gate to rainbow.

My pace wasn't all there.. I was to slow into my rainbow/gate line so he kept hauling... gotta get that worked out. We finally ended well and we are both sweaty but feeling accomplished.

I thought I was done but no we went down to the bank and trainer made us do that up and down, once at the walk, a bunch at the trot and canter... Henry was loving it more then I was- it freaked me out. Up is no prob... down oh lordy that scares me. It was funny how Henry was pulling and having a great time doing it though.

Thankfully I have a trainer who tells me this... often ... cause I need it lol!


Cooled out, untacked, sponged his saddle area, grained while I cleaned tack and he dried, blanketed and gave kisses.

Hack tonight, off Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.

2 Point timing will happen today, wish me luck!

18 comments:

  1. Hey you're supposed to text me when cool stuff is streaming lol. Henry was Speedy Gonzales last night, but you survived! Video is up :)

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    1. shoot! sorry, its going through tomorrow :)

      Oh those videos are a... treat... lol

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  2. OMG I just died a little watching that video. You and Ira are hysterical..."OH MY GOD! HANG ON!"..."Awwww...you're jumpin' the weenie side"..."I was trying!" I miss being out there, I think next Tuesday I might have to swing!

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    1. Oh lordy the sound is on!!! We are a special group! ;) COME VISIT!

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  3. Down banks still scare the poo poo out of me! I need to get over that someday. :) Sounds like you had a good ride.

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    1. Yeah they freak me out to go down :-/

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  4. Sounds like you guys are doing awesome! I love this fall weather, but it getting dark earlier really cuts into prime riding time!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah not digging walking to his stall in the dark!

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  5. You did fine more bank this weekend!

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  6. I remember riding a bank back in my hunter days and holy crap but that drop is scary! Thumbs up to anyone willing to do it more than once!

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    1. Yeah it's not the most comfortable thing to drop off something, even a small drop!

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  7. I love banks, but then again, I'm an eventer :) You and Henry will get the hang of it!

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    1. Hahaha maybe one day i'll enjoy it :) Henry was having a hay day!

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  8. Sounds like a challenging lesson!

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    1. Yeah Henry was "in it to win it" lol

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