Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Few Moments

So as some of you may know, I haven't ridden my horse since the show. Yes, we did well, but I really doubted my horsemanship for a moment or two which means we kind of fell apart. I tacked up and did some round pen exercises in the indoor (way too big) and he was nutty. Let's just say it was at least an hour of cool out when we were done and he was still sweaty. Yay for my Rockin' SP cooler! I didn't ride, I said I'd wait till I saw my pony in those eyes again.

Monday... He was better. Still head up and hot, but he had calmer gaits and a calmer eye. What do I do after Merlot walks in the ring? Jump on my horse with a halter and a lead rope... Yeah, that's me. Stupid girl with the halter and lead rope. He wouldn't let me swing the rope over his head to change direction but luckily we had been working on all leg no reins so he followed my leg pretty well. We had a bit of a jog around the ring and he was great. Yay pony! Merlot on the other hand, hot tamale. He was bolting around the ring spooking at corners and such. B handled it very well with his face in my face going AAAHHHHHH!!! So we did a few more things and I got off. The girl riding stated she thought he had a lot more energy he needed to work out so she would walk while I worked if I wanted. My response was, "I work for brains, not for sweat." I've been a little snappy and bitter lately with some stuff that's been going on but I smiled at her and wished her a good ride. I hope she didn't take it personally/to heart...

Time to get back to work before I get yelled at. Riding tonight... I hope!

2 Comments:

At December 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Kalin said...

I just rode with a halter and a lead. Is it weird that I'd rather ride completely tackless? The lead didn't bother Red but it got on my nerves, haha!

 
At December 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Not at all. Wish I had a round pen I could do that in but our indoor is too awkward and our outdoor is not fenced (stupid). It makes you work on using your lower half more than your hands. :)

 

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A Few Moments

So as some of you may know, I haven't ridden my horse since the show. Yes, we did well, but I really doubted my horsemanship for a moment or two which means we kind of fell apart. I tacked up and did some round pen exercises in the indoor (way too big) and he was nutty. Let's just say it was at least an hour of cool out when we were done and he was still sweaty. Yay for my Rockin' SP cooler! I didn't ride, I said I'd wait till I saw my pony in those eyes again.

Monday... He was better. Still head up and hot, but he had calmer gaits and a calmer eye. What do I do after Merlot walks in the ring? Jump on my horse with a halter and a lead rope... Yeah, that's me. Stupid girl with the halter and lead rope. He wouldn't let me swing the rope over his head to change direction but luckily we had been working on all leg no reins so he followed my leg pretty well. We had a bit of a jog around the ring and he was great. Yay pony! Merlot on the other hand, hot tamale. He was bolting around the ring spooking at corners and such. B handled it very well with his face in my face going AAAHHHHHH!!! So we did a few more things and I got off. The girl riding stated she thought he had a lot more energy he needed to work out so she would walk while I worked if I wanted. My response was, "I work for brains, not for sweat." I've been a little snappy and bitter lately with some stuff that's been going on but I smiled at her and wished her a good ride. I hope she didn't take it personally/to heart...

Time to get back to work before I get yelled at. Riding tonight... I hope!