It was a crazy weekend around here! Friday I rode the boys after work, and then headed over to a braiding job. I was super excited one of the horses was my old buddy Linus! He's the horse I borrowed two years ago to get my points to win a year end award. He's the best <3
After the vet it was off to trainer's to ride Badger!
After ponies was lobster fest! Funny anecdote: There was a woman there who I haven't met before, and she said, "Oh you ride horses right?" I said yes. And she went on to tell me (and I quote), "When I was younger I rode all the time! I rode Arabians, and Morgans. And also Stallions! I did! I loved them all." Ok lady... I'm still not sure if she thinks stallions are a breed or if she just thinks it's impressive to ride a stallion?
Lobster fest is always a great time, but I'm still mourning the loss of my leftovers.
Jampy and I had the BEST jump school! Since he's been at best "serviceably sound" this season, we've kept the jumps low. But he's feeling pretty good these days, so I put them up a little. The out of the combination I set at 3'6" and I put the outside single up to 3'. Which for some reason looked way bigger. Clearly, I need to jump more!
|Here I am not releasing, but look at those knees!|
|Releasing while also standing in my stirrups... But again, KNEES!|
|Biggest three foot vertical ever. And more standing in my stirrups.|
Rio's legs were looking pretty good, so I decided to take him for a tack walk in the ring, and then out in the yard for some grass with his new bridle. He seems to love being able to graze while we ride without having a bit in the way.
After tucking the ponies in (Jampy even got wraps since he jumped "so big") it was off to the local fair with my mom!
It's been a busy week at work so far but not too busy for some important time with the puggers.