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Allison Finch 01-28-2012 09:34 PM

My students had their REVENGE!!
 
Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Today was cool and beautiful here in NC. In between my lessons, My mother/daughter students decided to practice their "other" riding. My MOM student has her 9 year old daughter in a vaulting program. I am not her vaulting coach, just her riding coach. In between times with her vaulting coach, mom lunges and helps her out. She is the smaller girl, at a competition where she won her division.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w..._5737774_n.jpg

Well, they had Prince (a percheron/TB vaulting horse) tacked up and they dared me to try it. Oh, dear.........

No shoes allowed!!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ng/Vault15.jpg

So I get on and off we go at the walk. This is my first time so be kind!! LOL!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ing/Vault2.jpg

You want me to do WHAT??

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ing/Vault3.jpg

Swinging up and tapping my feet together....oh, those abs!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ing/Vault4.jpg

Stand? Are you kidding me?

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ing/Vault7.jpg

Uh....uh.....YIKES!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ing/Vault8.jpg

So prince is asked to trot!! When he goes too slow, I get tapped on the BUTT with the lunge whip. SURE, I know you meant to get the horse....Just you wait until your next lesson....

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ng/Vault10.jpg

Doing this at the trot was a LOT harder than I thought it would be.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ing/Vault5.jpg

NOPE, I am not going to stand up on this bouncy guy!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ng/Vault11.jpg

SO, they finally decide they have laughed at me enough. My other students on the sidelines who were snickering will have no stirrup work in their near future...

I can't believe how sore I am. I rediscovered some muscles

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ng/Vault12.jpg

A less than perfect dismount.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ng/Vault13.jpg

Uh oh....Ima gonna suffer tomorrow!!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ng/Vault14.jpg

When you get a chance to do this, give it a try. We all had a fantastic time and I had no idea how much fun it was. Thanks, Prince, for not dumping my butt!!!

waresbear 01-28-2012 09:43 PM

I am so jealous, I have always wanted to try that. Did you find it very difficult, fun? Would you do it again?

SorrelHorse 01-28-2012 09:44 PM

Wow, that looks like so much fun! It makes me want to try it! So glad you had fun, Allison <3

Pineapples 01-28-2012 09:45 PM

...oh brother. NOPE. Hahahaha! I can honestly say that that looks TERRIFYING. ;) It would be interesting to see what muscles having to balance like that works out -- all of them, I bet, hah. You poor thing. You did look like you had fun, though! So, awesome. ;)

Allison Finch 01-28-2012 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waresbear (Post 1331063)
I am so jealous, I have always wanted to try that. Did you find it very difficult, fun? Would you do it again?


It was harder than I thought, but I found I could do it easily enough. My legs and abs are screaming at me, though.

And YES, I plan to do it again. One thing, I was in socks....they are very slippery!! I was told to bring some water shoes next time.

Northern 01-28-2012 09:52 PM

No kidding about the slippery socks! You did better than it looks, due to the socks! Fun photo sequence, AF, & bravo for trying! Someday, when I'm feeling at the top of my game, I'd like to try, too!

tinyliny 01-28-2012 09:55 PM

I am soooo proud of you! I had a painfully wide grin on my face while seeing this! Bully for you.

Allison Finch 01-28-2012 09:58 PM

The first thing that got me is the width of Prince's back. YIKES, I felt like I was doing a split. Nice and wide to step on, though. He was such a nice horse. A big teddy bear.

RedTree 01-28-2012 09:58 PM

I have tried that :D we had a demostration at PC once and everyone got to try, it was good fun, although we got to try on barrels to start off with so you got the idea.

I would deffinatly do it again

Allison Finch 01-28-2012 10:00 PM

My student says she is willing to give beginner lessons, if any of you are near-by. She has several kids who are coming. She is hoping to start a local Chapel Hill vaulting team. The beginner competitions are pretty easy.


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