We ride english, too, but all of these photos are western. My english saddle and bridle are currently sitting next to my desk at the house. I'm thinking I might switch to english on him for a while, because the saddle is lighter for me to carry around (I know, haha) and then I'll ride western again when I pick up a yearling reining prospect. That will be tough, though. Going from a 16 hh horse to a 14.2 hh or so. But I really want to break out a horse who can do spins fast. Poor Java just doesn't have the speed for it, as much as he enjoys doing it.
Don't mind his fuzziness - he's still not shedded out from winter, and I really need to clip his ears.
Playing in the pasture, he had just arrived from Michigan down in North Carolina and had a lot of energy after the two day haul.
My friend, PrettyinPink, took this photo and I didn't know she was taking it. Had I known, I would have made him stand square! We just got done with a showmanship pivot - hence his hind leg being so crooked.
Uhhm, us just standing there. Haha!
I think I was turning him tight to go in for a practice sliding stop, not sure why I'm collecting the reins so much!!
PrettyinPink riding him at a jog - she hadn't ridden in a LONG time, so she did really well!!
Java and I at the barn. I had just left the tack store so there's a plastic bag and treats by his stall door. I am still trying to figure out a good recipe to do a knock-off of Mrs. Pasture's Horse Cookies!! He loves those!