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anrz 07-11-2009 02:06 PM

My First Bareback Ride on Thumper!
So I am very excited today because this morning I rode Thumper bareback for the first time! I haven't ridden bareback in over 5 years on any horse, so it's so much fun to be able to do that again. Thumper was SUCH a good boy for me! I rode him with a saddle for the first 40 minutes and then cooled him off bareback. I was sooo excited! Okay so here are the pictures from my ride...

Cody who I used to ride...
The bridles all lined up :)...
Warming Thumps up...
At the trot...
Mr. Doofus...
My handsome man :D...
Sorry there are so many pictures, I am just so excited! My dad is making fun of me because I was smiling the whole twenty minutes. I only walked with him and a little trotting, but it was still really fun. Haha the barn manager rode her 18hh draft gelding (who is only 8) bareback so this feels kind of insignificant lol. Thanks for looking!

anrz 07-11-2009 03:39 PM

Whoops I meant to say (who is only 8 and still in training )

horseMAD 07-11-2009 06:05 PM

Cool pix! Looks like fun! :)

anrz 07-11-2009 06:18 PM

I still need to work on my balance at the trot :)

FGRanch 07-11-2009 06:58 PM

Does Cody have spots all over him?! He sure is a pretty guy!

Thumps looks great as well! Are you leasing him or do you own him? I rode my hubby's stallion last year bareback when he only had 12 rides on him. I nearly hit the dust! LOL

anrz 07-11-2009 07:25 PM

Yeah, Cody does have spots. He gets more and more every year. I can't remember what it's called when they get that, though. I don't lease Thumper, but I do senior rides on him which is where you take a test and then can just ride the horse on your own.

horseMAD 07-12-2009 12:33 AM

lol yea trot looked bumpy!

Fire Eyes 07-12-2009 12:48 AM

Both gorgeous horses, I love Cody's spots. :D Looks heaps of fun. :)

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