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post #11 of 15 Old 10-26-2007, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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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, thats 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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post #12 of 15 Old 10-26-2007, 06:57 AM
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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 cant wait to get back on him


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post #13 of 15 Old 10-26-2007, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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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 cant 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 dont have all the chores you do :) hope you get that ride in :)

and yes, i cant wait to get back on but i am going to leave it until sunday before i get on again. dont 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 :)

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-26-2007, 10:11 AM
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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..
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-26-2007, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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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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