Galloping- im on such a high :D

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    10-11-2010, 04:54 PM
Smile Galloping- im on such a high :D

Ok so this is my first thread ever haha.

But basically I've been riding for about 6/7 years now, and about a year ago I quit riding lessons to help out with someone who has two horses, Lottie and Tazz, but he's like 60 and doesn't have the time to work them.

Lottie is a Dutch Warmblood, pretty highly strung and with a trot like a hackney. I normally ride her since she's been broken in and the sanesst of the two horses.

So basically today I was allowed to ride her in the field opposite ours, which is about 20 acres apparently. It was so good. There was a beautiful long flat stretch that I'd already walked across and decided it was safe so I went for it. Stood up in my stirrups just because it felt right, and it was only when we were coming to the end of the stretch and I was starting to slow down when she settled back into the canter, and I realised that what we were doing before was not a canter!

But yeah. It seems such a shame to be honest. She loved it out there, she should be doing endurance or cross country, not pottering round a little field with a novice like me on her back. If she was mine I'd be taking her to shows every weekend really working her, she deserves better than this really.

Anyone had similar experiences or any advice as to how to keep her collected in a titchy field? Cos riding out there made me realise how beautiful her paces really are when she has the space to extend them naturally.
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    10-11-2010, 05:14 PM
Green Broke
I had an experience like that. It was a natural high for me. I still think about that moment because it was pretty magical.It was my first time galloping with her out in a grassy field. I was chasing horses (i know probably not the safest for a novice rider but I had fun and was safe)..she was going soooo fast and I could tell she loved it. The breeze across your face is amazing. I felt free....

Would he be willing to sell her to you?
    10-11-2010, 05:14 PM
Green Broke
Btw,my name is heather too
    10-11-2010, 05:27 PM
Haha nice :)

Yeah I loved the feeling, it was so good!

And I don't think so. He loves them but just doesn't seem to have the time. I don't even think I'm good enough for her really. She could be so good and I don't feel like either of us are getting her up to her true potential. Even if he was to sell her and offered to me first, I would probably say no, because she could go so much further than she could with me. Plus she scares me sometimes, we haven't got the relationship down pat yet, tonight was the first time I actually felt we were united as a team.
    10-11-2010, 05:55 PM
I've had that feeling before for the first time about 1 month ago.

I was on my favourite horse ever in just a wide open stubble field and he was so careful and didn't try to bolt.

It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

Pity now he's on stall rest because of a strained ligament (not cuased by me, by him being a nutcase out in his field)

I think that you should still keep an open mind to her. She could teach you alot :)
    10-11-2010, 05:58 PM
LOL! I've taken a couple steps of a hand gallop bareback! But I mostly canter bareback :)
    10-11-2010, 06:30 PM
Nothing to do with thread but RandomHorsey that kitten is sooo cute

Back to topic :)
    10-11-2010, 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by Brithorse1996    
Nothing to do with thread but RandomHorsey that kitten is sooo cute

Back to topic :)
lol! Thanks!
    10-12-2010, 02:02 AM
Green Broke
A gallop is good for the soul. I went for a nice gallop today. It's an amazing thing to feel the full power of a horse. I haven't done it in a while bareback so I think I'll have to do that next time I ride.
    10-12-2010, 01:30 PM
It is awesome :)

And I know, she's taught me so much already, and she's an amazing amazing horse, but I still know she can do better than me, believe me!

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