Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Overtime

Onto ride 8 today... 92 more to go! I think I just realized how much 100 days really is. A school year is what? 180? But I'm going as strong as I can, but do my best not to make things boring for the boy. This Wednesday I have a little Fun Trail Night planned for the girls at the barn, mainly my rough board girls. We may have the BO and R joining us as well which will be a lot of fun... I hope. I know the first round will be kind of rough but I think as time goes on and I get more brainstorming time I can keep it up. That's if I get the time to write it down. I've been working overtime at work and not by choice, more like I'm the only one who seems to want to stick around to help out when no one else does. Looking forward to Wednesday off. I can't really complain to be honest... I don't mind, except when I've got two girls at the barn waiting to ride with me after work and I'm running really REALLY late. It feels good to be loved.

Brantley and I had a great ride yesterday. Long, low, slow. I decided to open him up a little and do some fence work before calling it a night. K came to watch and play with Lu... And she brought her camera. I hate making people listening to myself talk so I edited the vid a bit she took (hope she's okay with that!). We did some slow turns, the second or third one I took quick and he spooked up a bit, but I brought him back and we ended with a nice lope around the arena with the reins looped over the horn.

Lucy! Can I just say... K was playing with her on the ground (I promise for you fellow readers of Adventures of Lucy) while B and I picked up a little hand gallop around the ring. DIDN'T EVEN BUDGE! She was completely sane and paying attention to K the entire time. Even when she was taking video, Lucy stood "tied" to some cavalettis and was happy just, well, licking the dirt off of them. I walked B around a bit then through my saddle on Lu with my side pull. A rode in it with her the night before and she liked it so why not. We walked around a bit, got a feel for her in the side pull, and picked up a trot. I haven't been on her since her first few rides when we started her up again. She was a lot quicker paced and kept her head up but finally relaxed into a working trot. Canter? Why not. Definitely forgot how quickly she gets from one end of the ring to the other. We had a little bronc session but nothing too crazy. Got her back on the rail WITH A BRAIN! Yay. A rode her tonight and said she was good so I'm happy.

We gave Comic the night off on Sunday because he had been so good. Guess he was a little nasty on the cross-ties so Nat didn't ride but did some in-hand work with him. I tacked him up after my ride with K and he was definitely a little hotter than when Nat rode last. We did serpentines and lots of changing rein at a working trot. Head down, on the bit, finally relaxed. Cantering... He was a bit of a spitfire, but he has only done it maybe 2-3x under saddle now since he's been with Nat. We worked it out and he was his dopey self by the end of the ride. Guess he was kind of sassy tonight with her but I'm glad she got to ride, W/T/CANTER! So proud, really need to get some pictures up with her...

Too much typing... Here's a video.

2 Comments:

At January 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM , Blogger Carly said...

He looks soooo relaxed!

 
At January 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I'm so impressed with him lately. :)

 

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Overtime

Onto ride 8 today... 92 more to go! I think I just realized how much 100 days really is. A school year is what? 180? But I'm going as strong as I can, but do my best not to make things boring for the boy. This Wednesday I have a little Fun Trail Night planned for the girls at the barn, mainly my rough board girls. We may have the BO and R joining us as well which will be a lot of fun... I hope. I know the first round will be kind of rough but I think as time goes on and I get more brainstorming time I can keep it up. That's if I get the time to write it down. I've been working overtime at work and not by choice, more like I'm the only one who seems to want to stick around to help out when no one else does. Looking forward to Wednesday off. I can't really complain to be honest... I don't mind, except when I've got two girls at the barn waiting to ride with me after work and I'm running really REALLY late. It feels good to be loved.

Brantley and I had a great ride yesterday. Long, low, slow. I decided to open him up a little and do some fence work before calling it a night. K came to watch and play with Lu... And she brought her camera. I hate making people listening to myself talk so I edited the vid a bit she took (hope she's okay with that!). We did some slow turns, the second or third one I took quick and he spooked up a bit, but I brought him back and we ended with a nice lope around the arena with the reins looped over the horn.

Lucy! Can I just say... K was playing with her on the ground (I promise for you fellow readers of Adventures of Lucy) while B and I picked up a little hand gallop around the ring. DIDN'T EVEN BUDGE! She was completely sane and paying attention to K the entire time. Even when she was taking video, Lucy stood "tied" to some cavalettis and was happy just, well, licking the dirt off of them. I walked B around a bit then through my saddle on Lu with my side pull. A rode in it with her the night before and she liked it so why not. We walked around a bit, got a feel for her in the side pull, and picked up a trot. I haven't been on her since her first few rides when we started her up again. She was a lot quicker paced and kept her head up but finally relaxed into a working trot. Canter? Why not. Definitely forgot how quickly she gets from one end of the ring to the other. We had a little bronc session but nothing too crazy. Got her back on the rail WITH A BRAIN! Yay. A rode her tonight and said she was good so I'm happy.

We gave Comic the night off on Sunday because he had been so good. Guess he was a little nasty on the cross-ties so Nat didn't ride but did some in-hand work with him. I tacked him up after my ride with K and he was definitely a little hotter than when Nat rode last. We did serpentines and lots of changing rein at a working trot. Head down, on the bit, finally relaxed. Cantering... He was a bit of a spitfire, but he has only done it maybe 2-3x under saddle now since he's been with Nat. We worked it out and he was his dopey self by the end of the ride. Guess he was kind of sassy tonight with her but I'm glad she got to ride, W/T/CANTER! So proud, really need to get some pictures up with her...

Too much typing... Here's a video.