Monday, June 15, 2015

Riding is the Best Solution


The craziness is just about over. My body last night finally told me to just stop and I should probably start listening to it. These migraines are getting closer and closer together and honestly freaking me out. But a girl has got to work to do the things she loves. I did wake up feeling up and refreshed, ready for the day.

I didn't get to ride much after our last lesson. Amanda had brought my side-pull back so I did get to finally use that. Still working on this dropping his head and taking the bridle thing... I don't know what happened but that was always his best trick. Who knows what caused him to turn into a llama in between when I wasn't riding and when I started him again this season... I will fix it! I will prevail! He will love to be bridled again!


The Adventures of Elijah and Brantley continued with our first hunter pace of the season last weekend and we totally kicked Arcadia butt. 4th out of 10 or 12? I'll take it. We hit the Hilltopper division because we weren't sure how they boys would be since our only experience was the Pomfret Pace in CT.



Hilltopper was described as walk, trot, and some canter. So obviously the boys were complete superstars and wanted to lope the whole thing. Well, Wendy was itching for some satin so we take back and took it easy down a few trails thinking we were going too fast.

Apparently we weren't going fast enough!


We only had one "I don't wanna" moment at the second bridge. But luckily enough, a car needed to go over the same bridge. After they waited patiently for me to try and go over one more time, we waved them on. The light bulb went on and I said, "Well... Maybe I can get Brantley to pony up with the car." AND IT WORKED! Elijah followed along with no issue and we got a thumbs up from the driver. #winning!


Love these boys <3

3 Comments:

At June 15, 2015 at 2:27 PM , Blogger emma said...

love those ribbons! congrats on a great outing and good luck w everything else

 
At June 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Thanks! It was definitely much needed.

 
At June 16, 2015 at 1:53 AM , Blogger Karley said...

Glad you are feeling better!

 

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Riding is the Best Solution


The craziness is just about over. My body last night finally told me to just stop and I should probably start listening to it. These migraines are getting closer and closer together and honestly freaking me out. But a girl has got to work to do the things she loves. I did wake up feeling up and refreshed, ready for the day.

I didn't get to ride much after our last lesson. Amanda had brought my side-pull back so I did get to finally use that. Still working on this dropping his head and taking the bridle thing... I don't know what happened but that was always his best trick. Who knows what caused him to turn into a llama in between when I wasn't riding and when I started him again this season... I will fix it! I will prevail! He will love to be bridled again!


The Adventures of Elijah and Brantley continued with our first hunter pace of the season last weekend and we totally kicked Arcadia butt. 4th out of 10 or 12? I'll take it. We hit the Hilltopper division because we weren't sure how they boys would be since our only experience was the Pomfret Pace in CT.



Hilltopper was described as walk, trot, and some canter. So obviously the boys were complete superstars and wanted to lope the whole thing. Well, Wendy was itching for some satin so we take back and took it easy down a few trails thinking we were going too fast.

Apparently we weren't going fast enough!


We only had one "I don't wanna" moment at the second bridge. But luckily enough, a car needed to go over the same bridge. After they waited patiently for me to try and go over one more time, we waved them on. The light bulb went on and I said, "Well... Maybe I can get Brantley to pony up with the car." AND IT WORKED! Elijah followed along with no issue and we got a thumbs up from the driver. #winning!


Love these boys <3