How I survived riding Leo...
   

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Pictures

How I survived riding Leo...

This is a discussion on How I survived riding Leo... within the Horse Pictures forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-02-2009, 06:26 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    How I survived riding Leo...

    Mhm, you heard me! I rode Leo again!

    And...*gasp*....

    Enjoyed it!

    I never thought I would ever ever say that....but I did! I had fun riding him (:

    They had just clipped him so he was nice and soft, and how can you hate anything that's soft? Plus he looked really cute today, lol.

    He was good on the flat and I seriously LOVE this horse at the canter. It's sooo smooth, with just enough "jump" to let me relax and go with it. Plus his flying changes are super automatic - doesn't matter where we are or what we're doing, if I ask for a lead change, he gives it XD

    There were a bunch of flowers next to one of the jumps so we had...two refusals. He was naughty about it so I gave him a smack on the butt with my crop...which led to a nice little bucking fit :rolleyes: This led me to discover that I love riding bucks. His weren't big or anything, but there were 3 in a row and it was FUN! (I also love falling off, btw)

    I just did single lines on him today but I *think* next week I'm going to try a course on him! Probably just a bending line to an outside line, but it'll be the most jumps in a row on him since he shattered my confidence!

    THEN...I cooled out bareback (:

    Getting on was incredibly awkward and Leo has a bony little spine, which means my butt hurts really bad now but it was TOTALLY worth it!

    And, now that you've read my little novel, here are a few pictures of me bareback on said horse.


    See? Doesn't he look REALLY cute here?


    I look huge here, but when I'm in the saddle w/stirrups I don't look that bad. I swear!

    Enjoy (:
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        10-02-2009, 06:31 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Glad you had a great ride! Out of curiosity what didnt you like about him before?
         
        10-02-2009, 06:45 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    How could you not like a horse like that??? (Just messin with ya )

    Of course you know that, coming from someone like me right? Hehe. But he is so handsome!!!
         
        10-02-2009, 06:46 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nirvana    
    Glad you had a great ride! Out of curiosity what didnt you like about him before?
    oh yeah, all the drama happened before I was a member here!

    It's a long story...basically....

    I rode him last year, and he refused EVERYTHING. Which made me start to panic 5-6 strides out that he would stop, and then he would stop, which would make me f.reak out even more at the next jump....basically he made me start to hate riding and shattered my confidence.

    But since then I've been riding horses that helped me regain a lot of confidence, and cured my leaning habit (root of why he was refusing), and I'm an overall better rider now so my trainer has put me back on him.

    (:
         
        10-02-2009, 06:48 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Oh well Im gald you got your confidence back and that your riding him happily!
         
        10-02-2009, 06:50 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ChevyPrincess    
    How could you not like a horse like that??? (Just messin with ya )

    Of course you know that, coming from someone like me right? Hehe. But he is so handsome!!!
    LOL I always loved HIM, just not riding him.

    His spots are pretty awesome, though. Especially when you get him WET!

    This is coming from a girl who rides at a mostly traditional hunter barn and never SAW an appaloosa until Leo arrived 2 yrs ago.
         
        10-02-2009, 06:52 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Good for you. You should be proud of your growth as a rider.
         
        10-02-2009, 07:34 PM
      #8
    Trained
    I want your horse! I love all the spots!
         
        10-02-2009, 07:37 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Hehe I love him! My future horse is a leapord app!
         
        10-02-2009, 08:06 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch    
    I want your horse! I love all the spots!
    teehee, you can have him!

    He is a nice boy...the BO was trying to convince me that I wanted to lease him, lmfao! I liked riding him....but not THAT much!
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Please start new riding topics in the new riding forums! Mike_Admin Horse Riding 11 08-24-2011 01:07 AM
    hi, look our chinese riding pictures.now too many people like riding. pony555 Horse Pictures 24 09-27-2009 05:47 PM
    I survived My2Geldings General Off Topic Discussion 15 10-19-2008 09:57 PM
    Getting back into riding-lease choice and riding critique! missy06 Horse Riding Critique 9 05-02-2008 04:50 PM
    Western riding vs. English riding. SonnyWimps Horse Riding 4 04-04-2008 04:24 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0