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        05-15-2009, 02:00 PM
      #1
    Showing
    Denny's first ride in........ (picture overload)

    Okay, so I got the urge to challenge myself today and went out for a ride on Denny. It was the first time that he had been ridden in over a year and the first time I used a saddle and bit in more than 2 years. I had kinda forgotten what a bear he could be to ride. He is extremely hypersensitive to every cue (he has always been that way. I think it is because of the abuse when he was a colt) and pretty hot. Him being hot is my fault because I was young when I trained him and was more concerned with speed than anything else. Other than being horribly fat and out of shape, I think he still looks pretty good under saddle. I just wish that he traveled a little smoother. He will beat me to death at a long trot or lope.

    Without further ado.



    Lovely picture of his big old butt.













    In this picture, he was walking toward me so I was walking backward trying to keep him in the picture.







    After the ride. He was so fat that even a little bit of a "leisurely" ride made him all kinds of sweaty. Of course, I had to do quite a bit of correcting so that he would walk instead of jig. Lots and lots and lots of one rein stops and tiny circles.



         
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        05-15-2009, 03:09 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Haha, he's very handsome! And he doesnt look all that fat!? =) maybe its just because my mare is on the heavy side...im just used to it. Ha

    How come he hasnt been ridden in over a year? Or 2.. can't remember what one.

    He's very pretty though! Congrats on getting him back under saddle!
         
        05-15-2009, 05:59 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    I agree, Denny is a very handsome boy.

    I'm glad you got back on, do you have any future plans for him?
         
        05-15-2009, 06:20 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Hahahaha it took me a minute .. I was going "I don't remember posting a thread titled..."
    He's a very handsome boy!
         
        05-15-2009, 07:59 PM
      #5
    Trained
    He looks great! Are you retraining him now?
         
        05-15-2009, 08:54 PM
      #6
    Trained
    What a handsome baby! How come he had to have such a long layoff?? Glad you got to get back on though!!
         
        05-15-2009, 08:59 PM
      #7
    Showing
    Thank you all, he is definitely my baby and I had to let out every stinking buckle and cinch to get everything to fit right.....silly fat thing. LOL

    Jillyann- I just haven't had the time for him and he is so hard to ride. Between his rough gaits and touchy nature, he works better as a bareback, halter, alone type horse.

    Paintedhooves- No plans really just had a hankering for him and missed riding his stubborn butt. LOL. I need to start using him on cattle again, oddly enough, he is a crackerjack roping horse that is skittish about the rope. {:) Strange right?

    JDI- I thought about that after I posted and wondered how many people would get them confused. LOL.

    FGR- Kinda, I work on re-training him every time that I ride but I just haven't had the time for him and he has been enjoying his semi-retirement. I really should find him a home as a team roper or barrel racer but he would need a very advanced rider and I am afraid that he would end up in a killer pen being 15 with no papers and such a tough temperment. I think I will start working with him again now that we have cattle again and I have been helping my brother work calves alot. Maybe more riding and less good food will improve his disposition some. ;)
         
        05-16-2009, 12:56 AM
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    Started
    he is so handsome and I love his big build!!
         
        05-17-2009, 08:49 AM
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    Weanling
    What a gorgeous boy. You can see the personality in him. Lol
         
        05-18-2009, 06:16 PM
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    Weanling
    Beautiful boy. Your saddle looks comfy, too.
         

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