Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Rode Maia Today!
So I finally picked up all my tack from my parents' garage (where I had been keeping it until now... my apartment is too small to hold horsey goods) last night! I went out to feed this morning, and thought it was such a nice day that I wanted to see how she looked in my english getup... and I have to say, she looks darn good. I lunged her for a while and got a short video of that - it will be uploaded later, and she was a little energized, but still fairly calm, so I got it in my head to just jump on her and see how she handles a person on her back.
Side note: she's "green broke" but has only had a person on her maybe 4-5 times in the past 4 years, and the lady only walked her, didn't do anything beyond that.
Anyways, so I grabbed my helmet (I finally get to use it! I bought it in October and haven't used it much at all - it's a shame for a $400 helmet to sit in my car.. I bought a nice one to entice myself to wear it :P I think I look stupid in them!) let down my stirrups and jumped on... she was great! We walked around the little field I use as an arena, and once I was confident she was going to listen to my rein and leg aids, I decided well, why not trot? Ahh, even without her feet done she moves nicely... I'm so proud of my little girl! We went around both directions, then walked some more, and called it quits on a good note.
I know this isn't exactly an exciting story, but it is for me! I'm so happy, I'm about to burst!
Pictures will be posted later.. I've got to get ready for work now!
The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com