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post #1 of 13 Old 07-26-2009, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Vaulting on bareback!!

SUCCESS!!! I vaulted onto Dobe for the first time ever bareback tonight. I haven't been able to vault in years. I guess that means I have either lost weight or somehow, built up some more muscle in my arms. I will try to get a video sometime tomorrow just to see if I look as graceful as I felt (if not, ya'll will at least get a good laugh out of it). The first time, he kinda boogered a bit and his head came up but after that, he would stand like a statue. I am so happy that I can now go for rides and not worry about only stopping in places with stumps to climb on.

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-26-2009, 08:20 PM
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Congrats! That's a hard thing to accomplish for most people!

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-27-2009, 07:20 PM
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Oooohhh...videos are a must; or atleast pics...I don't have the strength in my wrists to ever try vaulting, so hats off to you

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post #4 of 13 Old 07-28-2009, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, got a little video tonight of me and him. I am not quite as graceful as I was hoping but......

Please forgive Dobe. He is a really nice ranch/trail horse but doesn't get much arena type work. He is not real comfortable doing circles, especially when the barn is right there. LOL. I know my form is crappy but that is how I am comfortable and since I don't really worry much about how we look, it is not a big deal.


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post #5 of 13 Old 07-28-2009, 12:17 AM
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I wish i could get on like lol. very cool.

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-28-2009, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Well, it helps that he is only 14.3. Haha, I would have an impossible time trying to get on 16hh Duchess like that. LOL

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post #7 of 13 Old 07-30-2009, 12:29 PM
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lol. I would need a pony 14.3 is still to tall for me haha. If i tried with duchess she would probably look at me laugh.

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-30-2009, 12:45 PM
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Aw, that is awesome! Haha, I've attempted getting on Daytona bareback with no help, but it didn't quite go so well. LOL, I failed!
Very nice!

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-30-2009, 05:05 PM
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Wow...That is really cool. I don't think I could ever vault myself up on a horse. I am 4'11" so it would be impossible even with the smallest pony.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-31-2009, 01:32 AM
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wish i could vault on, ive vaulted onto a 12.2 pony but that doesnt really count :P
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