Monday, June 6, 2011

Riding 6/6/2011

AKA Look at the little harem girl! With her net people have also said she looks like Zorro, The Dread Pirate Roberts, a beekeeper, and a bandito! Or... bandita?

LOL whatever works, right? Notice it's also too hot for a normal saddle pad. We're moving to the baby pad (yay for a properly-fitting saddle!) and yesterday we dawdled around the property bareback. Whee!

Also, I try to ride in the outdoor arena too, but seeing as we have had some record-setting heat (a high or 101 today) and even in the morning (I'm talking 8 AM!) there's enough heat and humidity to steam vegetables (usually there's wind, but there was NONE today!!) then we've been pretty much covered-arena-bound for the past couple of weeks!

Yeah.... nothing new :)

"Hold me close now tiny dancer...." haha



LOL at her awkward-yet-super-engaged lengthening!


See? I told you we're getting that cantering thing down! She can hold this for a few strides. Getting her to hold it for a whole lap around the arena is something else haha! It really makes me seat muscles BURN! But it's not bad.

A little strung out, but better than a few months ago!

Kind of the same thing with the trot. Enough strength to hold this loveliness for a few strides, but still working on longer periods.

This is what most of the cantering looks like. But like I said, nothing bad! :)

And like I said before..... nothing new ;)

5 comments:

  1. Greta looks great! You are making lovely progress with her. She is carrying herself nicely in the last canter photo.

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  2. Looks lovely! What fantastic progress you two are making!

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  3. Thanks! It's little moments of brilliance as they transform into normality that really make me love this process!

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  4. Definitely see signs of progress in these photos! Your mare is very pretty :)

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