Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SWW: Scrappy's 1st Ride

So the "SWW" stands for "slightly" wordless Wednesday. We had a pretty good ride today... Minus me being terrible... BUT! My little brother (of 16) finally got on his boy today and walked him around, but obviously on a line. B took very very good care of him. So impressed. We even walked over the bridge. Meep looks miserable in these pics, but he was "in the zone". Love him.






And here are some clips of today's ride...

Basically he's been so head up and hot that I needed to find my cow pony again. Just to make sure that he still existed. Lots of turn 'n goes, working on the fence, small serpentines, and trying to get him to follow his nose in a circle. We started off big and worked our way down. Circling left was a lot more fluid and loose than going to the right, but I also noticed I'm heavier in my right stirrup when I ask him to go in that direction. By the end of the ride we were both pretty loosened up and I found that cow pony. I let him cruise and yes, there was some counter cantering (fancy version of the wrong lead) but because of the idontwannas lately, I didn't care. I just said fine, you're cantering, and he eventually felt that it was wrong, slowed, and switched. Win! Can't wait to get back on the trails this weekend, and November 2nd... Another hunter pace? Yes please! Okay... Words done. Video now.

And after spending the last ... 2 hours ... trying to upload videos onto YouTube... I've got one. Da fuck.

7 Comments:

At October 16, 2014 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Jodi said...

Trails and a hunter pace sound so fun! Youtube is the devil.

 
At October 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM , OpenID agifthorse said...

So shiny in the last picture! Can't wait to hear about the pace.

 
At October 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I'm really only upset about YouTube being dumb because B looked really good and back to somewhat normal than his flash of eventer-extraordinaire haha. Hope you're doing okay. :(

 
At October 16, 2014 at 4:21 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

He was pretty sweaty at the end of the ride. Well deserved work out.

 
At October 16, 2014 at 5:40 PM , Blogger L.Williams said...

Your brother looks thrilled lol

 
At October 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

He as well suffers from RBF... Aka: Resting Bitch Face... He was kind of nervous. You should've seen his smile when he got off though. He kept giving B hugs and kisses! I told him, you have to learn how to really ride... Just in case I die. That made him laugh.

 
At October 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM , Blogger emma said...

sounds like a good time :) boo youtube - maybe you'll be able to get the videos uploaded later or from a different computer?

 

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SWW: Scrappy's 1st Ride

So the "SWW" stands for "slightly" wordless Wednesday. We had a pretty good ride today... Minus me being terrible... BUT! My little brother (of 16) finally got on his boy today and walked him around, but obviously on a line. B took very very good care of him. So impressed. We even walked over the bridge. Meep looks miserable in these pics, but he was "in the zone". Love him.






And here are some clips of today's ride...

Basically he's been so head up and hot that I needed to find my cow pony again. Just to make sure that he still existed. Lots of turn 'n goes, working on the fence, small serpentines, and trying to get him to follow his nose in a circle. We started off big and worked our way down. Circling left was a lot more fluid and loose than going to the right, but I also noticed I'm heavier in my right stirrup when I ask him to go in that direction. By the end of the ride we were both pretty loosened up and I found that cow pony. I let him cruise and yes, there was some counter cantering (fancy version of the wrong lead) but because of the idontwannas lately, I didn't care. I just said fine, you're cantering, and he eventually felt that it was wrong, slowed, and switched. Win! Can't wait to get back on the trails this weekend, and November 2nd... Another hunter pace? Yes please! Okay... Words done. Video now.

And after spending the last ... 2 hours ... trying to upload videos onto YouTube... I've got one. Da fuck.