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post #1 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Finally rode my horse!

Hey everyone.
Well I finally rode my horse! I have two pictures from my cell phone but I cannot seem to copy and paste them inot this post...technically challeneged person here.
I am not even sure I can get them into one of my albums.

He was such a good boy! He halted when asked and with a little work he did listen to my leg.

I do not own a saddle at this time so will have to think about that as my next big purchase after the winter blanket. Opps I forgot his measurements and need to get that done soon.

He really did impress me! I brought one of the mounting blocks into the round pen and had him stand there next to it for some time. When I saw the barn owners son was coming I went ahead and mounted. I wanted to make sure someone was nearby just in case.
I only rode for about 15-20 minutes walking in the round pen and changing direction. Walk halt walk halt.


He was reall good and willing to try and listen. So I will ride every now and then after our lounge work. I can not afford to ride in a lesson everyday and since I have not ridden regularly for a while I really need to get my own legs used to being on a horse...

There is a woman I know that has a saddle for sale but I think it is really fancy and expensive. I would be fine with a not so fancy saddle. So I will see what else is around. I do know that the saddle she has that is not forsale fits my horse pretty good. We tried it on him the other day.

So the begining of another chapter...
Progress.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 04:15 PM
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Glad you had a good ride! When I first got my horse I didnt have saddle so I rode him bareback for almost a month before I got a saddle! I tried over 10 saddles! If your not looking for anything too fancy I would highly recomend a wintec saddle. I have rode in it for hours at a time and not a sore muscle in my body! It is really easy to take care of and pretty easy on the budget as well. A couple of my friends who have wintecs LOVE theirs as well.
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Wintec is totally fine with me. Actually the saddle I had on him the other day is a Wintec Dressage saddle, but it is not the one the lady is selling.
I will be looking around and checking things out. I will get with one of the two trainers I have been working with and see what we come up with.

I managed to put the two little photos in my Training album but can not seem to figure out how to get them into the post without them being so tiny.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 06:15 PM
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Yay for a good ride!

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 06:49 PM
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Good job!! And I love the pictures! They look great with the mountains in the background!

"Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world."
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 07:08 PM
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If youre not body clipping him in the winter I would forgo the winter blanket and let him grow his own. Horses are very hardy and do well in cold temps.
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