Friday, 20 February 2015

You Asked For It

Another boring ride update :)

I rode both girls today in a bid to be somewhat prepared for my lessons on Sunday.

Ginger was up first. She was pretty spooky today and much more reminscent of the 'old Ginger' I was used to. She checked out on the walk up the road when a nice lady riding a bike with a plastic shopping bag draped off the front handlebars passed us at a fair clip. Poor Ginger, flying plastic bags and bicycles all in one experience lol, The focus was really lacking even an hour later, and I chickened out and took it easy while I rode and did my utmost to not poke the bear. I hope she's the same on Sunday so I can pick that fight and get some help working her through it. Also I need reminders about my hands. They're depressing.


Spooking at the mounting block ha ha



Bridget was also up to her old tricks - namely when I asked her to move out she just kind of said 'I caaaannnnn't!!!" Unfortunately for baby pony, the game is up because out on the trails she's been a machine and pulling on me in a bid to be in front and get to our destination first. After a bit of a sucky ride, I got off and lunged her to really remind her the go button is non negotiable. Here's hoping these reminders will continue to become less and less. Poor Ginger was tied to the rail and traumatized by finally seeing evidence that I will touch ponies with the whip now and then. She took great exception to poor Bridget's plight, so we can rest assured at least Ginger learned a lesson and will never suck behind my leg and risk my wrath ha ha.

Stupid human, your spurs will not make me canter faster :) 

Ok then, if you insist


Her other latest evasion is getting her head down and trying to be all slow western pleasure pony



No clue what I'm doing but posting this one cause Bridget looks really cute



I need pony sized reins. That's your safety PSA for the day

Hi Ginger!

Whewww, all done.


17 comments:

  1. I love your cob girls. I can't wait until I'm riding mine! :)

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    1. They are so much fun - you're going to love it!

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  2. Such beautiful & sassy girls. Hope you have great lessons this weekend

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  3. OMG that baby horse has such a great neck!!

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    1. It's beastly, and thankfully a lot less upside down than when we started - that last pic made me very happy :)

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  4. I love how giving and centered you look when she was spooking at the mounting block. The girls look great!

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  5. You sat that spook really well. I enjoy these type of posts. :)

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    1. Thank you. These types of posts are all I've got sometimes :)

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  6. Lovely photos! I think the first one of you and Ginger is my fav :) Sounds like you got some productive riding in!

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    1. I love that one too. So much riding, I'm very lucky right now.

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  7. love the pictures!! esp the one with the caption about Ms B thinking she can ignore the spurs lol - she's got quite a bit of lift off the ground haha. poor Ginger tho - she must know the truth about those horse-eating mounting blocks and plastic bags :)

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    1. It's a fairly accurate picture as some days I have to kick for every stride and her 'canter' devolves into a bunch of single leaping strides. I need video lol

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  8. I love how different their personalities are!

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