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    09-01-2010, 07:32 PM
What I need to work on

I got some of the pictures back from the shoot I did with Sammy last Thursday. I love them but it does show that Sammy brings out the worst in my riding ability. At least now I know what I really need to focus on with when riding him. I do things with him I haven't done or thought much about in a long time and I have to constantly remind myself heels down toes up, sit up, eyes forward, rise on the outside leg, thumbs up. I don't have to do that with Caleigh. It's just so fun riding him and seeing him improve the little flaws are easy ones to iron out at least. Please excuse my bad posture, piano hands, odd expressions and every other rule break. Here's of my favorites.
Please excuse the busted zipper and flaping boot backing on my left leg. Brand new boots and the zipper broke as soon as I got on. I took them back for a refund/replacement the next day.
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    09-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Green Broke
Wow Sammy sure is a looker. And man is he huge! How tall is he?
    09-01-2010, 07:42 PM
He's an 18.3 Belgian
    09-01-2010, 11:23 PM
Green Broke
Wow. How do you get on them?? Lol
    09-01-2010, 11:39 PM
Oh, my gosh, he looks so great. I be he is the biggest blast *literally* to ride . He is such a majestic looking beastie and he makes you look soo tiny .
    09-02-2010, 12:45 AM
He is amazing I love your pictures and you don't look that bad
    09-02-2010, 12:52 AM
Oh my, just send that horse to me okay? Wow striking!
    09-02-2010, 01:30 AM
He is amazing to ride. He listens great, moves at a smooth pace unless you're sitting his trot. He's coming along really well and his weight is slowly getting up to where it needs to be. He's so fun to just run with under saddle. He flies.
I get on him using a mounting block normally but at this arena we hauled to for the shoot there wasn't a mounting block so I found a big boulder rock thing and lined him up to that. Normally with Caleigh I just drop my stirrup down and get on from the ground but my legs don't reach that high with him.
    09-02-2010, 01:33 AM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
Oh, my gosh, he looks so great. I be he is the biggest blast *literally* to ride . He is such a majestic looking beastie and he makes you look soo tiny .
He's very fun. He makes Caleigh look little too. I forget how tall he is and it's always a big jump down. I've taken to using his mane or hanging on to the back of the saddle so I don't land too hard. I rode a friends horse after him the other day, a 4 year old OTTB and I felt like I was going to crush him. He just felt so small and he's 17 hands! I guess it's just the more narrow build and shorter movement I'm not used to.
    09-02-2010, 01:44 AM
LOL, I can only imagine. You should come ride Dobe. He's about as big a difference from that as you can get without dropping down to a pony. He's 14.3 and has the stride of a shetland .

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