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        10-26-2007, 07:22 AM
      #11
    Trained
    I DID IT!!! I RODE HIM AND DIDNT COME OFF once again, it was much ado about nothing lol I keep underestimating the big fella but his attitude didnt seem to come through under the saddle :)

    I saddled him up and once again he just stood there and kinda went to sleep lol I figured at this point we may be ok :) I lunged him for a while first and once again it was pretty clear we werent going to have any craziness issues.

    So I hopped on. Now that was a mission. Just to show how hard it was for this little shorty, heres a pic of that


    I was completely unaware that I was able to lift my leg that high lol

    The rest was a lot of walking and a tiny amount of trotting. He is definitely still quite green but surprisingly supple at the same time. Ill stop rambling and just show ya some pics :)






    Yes my stirrups were different lengths until I realised why things were wonky lol




    Well, that's was our first ride. A lot less uneventful than I thought it may be lol I was pretty impressed by his softness etc he was very responsive to my legs and seat and although I had to keep a little more contact on his mouth than I would like, it wasnt too bad. For the most part I could have quite a gentle rein but he got a little excited a couple of times and when he did this he wasnt overly responsive to my seat so I used a teeny tiny but of hand and that bought him back. But that will all be fixed in time :)

    He really is a very different horse under the saddle which I am thankful for

    So that was it. I got some video of it all but it was just 20 minutes of me riding around in a circle, changing direction and riding around in a circle again lol
         
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        10-26-2007, 07:57 AM
      #12
    Showing
    He sure is a big boy isn't he! He looks really good, very healthy and happy. I am overjoyed for you that you had a good ride. Even a little short one can accomplish so much, and you didn't go "cropper". Is that what you call it when you fall off? I like your pink (purple?) helmet too! I haven't been able to ride since last Saturday. Hubby is working the weekends and I have been running the chainsaw for 3 days cutting dead trees down (the horses destroyed them) and will be back at it today. Hopefully we will get a ride in tomorrow. Bet you can't wait to get back on him
         
        10-26-2007, 08:08 AM
      #13
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vidaloco
    He sure is a big boy isn't he! He looks really good, very healthy and happy. I am overjoyed for you that you had a good ride. Even a little short one can accomplish so much, and you didn't go "cropper". Is that what you call it when you fall off? I like your pink (purple?) helmet too! I haven't been able to ride since last Saturday. Hubby is working the weekends and I have been running the chainsaw for 3 days cutting dead trees down (the horses destroyed them) and will be back at it today. Hopefully we will get a ride in tomorrow. Bet you can't wait to get back on him
    sure is big for the little girl :) yes, coming a cropper is a term used for falling on your butt lol I love my purple helmet too :) I have a white one and a black one but I like colour so I usually where the purple one. Im not usually a fan of helmets considering my background but its a rule at the stables.

    Sucks that you havent had the time to ride. Sometimes I get out there late cause of work but still early enough most of the time to have a ride. Lucky I don't have all the chores you do :) hope you get that ride in :)

    And yes, I can't wait to get back on but I am going to leave it until sunday before I get on again. Don't want to rush things. Plus we had HEAPS of rain last night so the ground was a bit wet and slippery and I didnt want to do too much and risk him slipping. Last time I was on a horse that slipped in the mud, he got scared by it and started bucking and carrying on. I didnt want him to get freaked out by anything so I want the next time I ride for it to be a little drier so I can work him a tiny bit more. Looking forward to getting out of the confines of the round yard too :)
         
        10-26-2007, 11:11 AM
      #14
    Started
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    Originally Posted by jazzyrider
    I DID IT!!! I RODE HIM AND DIDNT COME OFF once again, it was much ado about nothing lol I keep underestimating the big fella but his attitude didnt seem to come through under the saddle :) ..............
    Awesome! Isn't it nice to be so "wrong" lol Love the pics..
         
        10-26-2007, 07:14 PM
      #15
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Appyt
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jazzyrider
    I DID IT!!! I RODE HIM AND DIDNT COME OFF once again, it was much ado about nothing lol I keep underestimating the big fella but his attitude didnt seem to come through under the saddle :) ..............
    Awesome! Isn't it nice to be so "wrong" lol Love the pics..
    lol in this case, yes! :)
         

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