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        08-18-2011, 04:48 PM
      #91
    Yearling
    These photos are all great! I think the whole NH people don't ride thing Is that we see a lot of them that just lunge lunge lunge and ride for a short amount of time. Not all do, but I have seen a fair share of them.

    I have always tried to do a little bit of everything with my boy. We started out western / trail riding got into Barrels and gymkhana, then moved into english / jumpers. We still have a long ways to go, but its a fun journey.

    Trail riding a few years ago. Nice dirt road with trees for shade.


    Barrel Practice


    Flat work, ignore me, it was a year ago when I started to take my english riding seriously. He sure looks fab though <3


    He is a rather powerful jumper.
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        08-18-2011, 04:54 PM
      #92
    Showing
    Horsesdontlie - I am so in love with your boy's right hind leg! What a cool marking :)
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        08-22-2011, 01:50 AM
      #93
    Trained
    Usandpets, I want to go riding in the Badlands so badly one day. I did once when I was about 13 on those trail rides they offer. Fun, but not nearly as much as it would be if I was adventuring through the park.

    Anyway, my pictures! I'm not exactly NH either. I certainly don't follow any particular trainer, but I've read about different techniques and have done join-ups with my mare. These pictures are at the summer camp I work at. Unfortunately, it's over for the summer, so I don't have these pastures to ride in anymore. However, I'm not required to wear a helmet until next summer! (Not a fan, but we're not getting into that debate here.) These are also the only pictures I have of me riding Abby.
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        08-23-2011, 12:56 AM
      #94
    Green Broke
    Abby's gorgeous!
         
        08-23-2011, 01:45 AM
      #95
    Trained
    Thanks! Those pictures are at rather flattering angles, to be honest. She has zero topline and her hindend has less muscle than I would prefer.. I plan to start her on a muscle building supplement after I get the samples from SmartPak to see which she'll eat.
         
        08-25-2011, 04:41 PM
      #96
    Yearling
    A post from one who is not in with the beautiful crowd here.

    I was looking for a photo from my fear of camera years, I was on Pengie the nasty tempered Black & White mare in the pic below. It was of a line up of a lot of horses where we got 2nd place in barrels at a Fun Show:

    I didn't find it.




    But, I did find these from the following year, where I also got a second place but in Walk-Trot HUS and Equitation in a class of about 5 of the under-12 year old students.



    Frisco is a Standardbred I worked with for a year or more, he was unmanagable and his owner could not ride him. Then she went on a high risk maternity leave, and I babysat him until the baby was about 6 mo old.

    She returned to the barn but still would not ride him, until this fun show which she came to watch. I gave her both the red ribbons, he did so well that she began again and has been going strong ever since.

    A small victory.
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        09-21-2011, 01:27 PM
      #97
    Yearling
    So my birthday was last week and my sister asked if I had a pic I wanted her to do a 'painting' of (she is a photojournalist).

    I sent her the pic I posted in the first post when I started this thread and asked if she could even take out the sagging breast strap.

    She sent this back to me, looks like she took out a few other things that were sagging too !! I want a nice print out of this.

         
        09-21-2011, 02:48 PM
      #98
    Showing
    Beautiful painting Ann!
         
        09-21-2011, 03:28 PM
      #99
    Yearling
    Thanks, I was using the orig pic on my computer at work as a background, I'm going to switch it to this and see if anyone says anything.
         
        09-21-2011, 03:45 PM
      #100
    Weanling
    This is best I can do ;) this is me and slup and her ear shot...im always eather behind or alone conveniently avoiding the camera.... I just ride no special title just ride every moment I can....i have distinct advantage of having my horses on my property and the mountains in my backyard...
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