This is the last time I rode this lovely horse. He is now gone to another stable, and before this picture we had a lesson where I made him work a bit harder than usually, as others that rode him were mainly beginners, however I also found out he is not as fit as he used to be when I rode him a lot in winter. He is one of the horses I learnt the most with, he was 5-6 years old when I was riding him, I taught him a few things, whilst with him and my trainer I learnt a lot on him. Sacensibu_dala_1.jpg
This is how me and Tucky looked like when we competed in jumping for the first time. My first time, and his first time and for me it was also first time jumping with him, but as my trainer said - I had just spent a month riding him almost every day in dressage.. he would do it for me. We scored 3rd from 11 (ok, I feel the need to tell you more, I had only had one jumping lesson in the past month, with another horse, and the others were kids jumping for many years already and also higher, I guess I got the style :P)
I did dressage with him then too, and ofc then we had white saddlepad and bandages. Pupolsvetdiena__3.jpg
This is in spring after the competitions in February 2012, I had come back home for a bit and went for a small ride. He hadnt been outside for a while, I hadnt ridden (wrong shoes, leg a bit bad, falling a lot more forwards etc, also due to my back problems) but we did fine.. or you can judge.. Pupolsvetdiena__5.jpg
This is more trot, I was proud to see him forwards and almost perfectly round (it helped that he was excited to be outside again). I bent forwards a bit not to get hit by the trees but he kept his position for those few steps.. Pupolsvetdiena__9.jpg
Starting the canter, or rather trying if I can still, because of the 2-3 months of no riding. That's why the bad posture etc, wasnt thinking too much about it then, biggest aim was to stay on and keep working :P
But again, proud of how he worked that day :) Pupolsvetdiena__14.jpg
More canter. I am angry at my leg going like that, however he still needed a push, he never was one of the horses who willingly wanted to keep a rythm.. but happy of how he looks. Pupolsvetdiena__1.jpg
On the same day I also got to walk with my trainers and friends horse that they own together Lexus. Of course, now he looks different, moves different and doesnt use anykind of sidereigns. He was still very green even though 5, and putting me on him was kind of an experiment if he will accept another rider than his owners. Pupolsvetdiena__2.jpg
He is one of my favourites. I don't ride him, but I am his best groom and babysitter. I always help them out with him, make sure everything is alright.. Leksanas_trennins__3.jpg
Me cantering on Tucky before starting our jumps, took a lesson for the fun of it.. I am not a great jumper, neither is he, but we tried to have fun. I am not the best sitter in jumping saddles either. Leksanas_trennins__7.jpg
As you can see, not the best jumper. This jump was our biggest problem, he tried to take me past it, and succeeded a few times, so the trainer stepped in. I have problems with everything when it comes to jumping - jumping with him, giving my hands forwards, taking my backside out of the saddle.. but he doesnt mind too much, he loved working with me.
And this is enough files for one post... more will come.. eventually, probably even tonight.