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juniormylove 04-18-2010 03:49 PM

Brooke is the cutest little monster...
 
I say monster in the nicest way possible - she's a total sweetheart, just GIANT (I'm like 5'9")

I had my first lesson of the year in the outdoor arena on Friday :) I really like riding out there...there's much more room and everyone has more energy haha. Brooke was a little full of herself - she bucked a few times when I asked her to canter and did this amazing bunny hop thing when we were jumping. But overall, it was great!

Aaand...I shortened my stirrups a hole which I think helped me out tons. I didn't over post as much at the trot (bad habit I've had since coming back after the winter off) and I could actually sit her canter :D We also worked a lot on transitions (every combination possible, I believe) and I felt much more solid after actively working on it for an hour.

Jumping was a total failure, but thankfully that is only on video so you guys won't see it XD

Halting (sorry I'm so tiny!)
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/P4160138.jpg

Trotting by
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/P4160139.jpg

Zoomed in so you can see us better:
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/cutiepie.jpg

Cantering by.. -_- my position still needs work hah
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/P4160140.jpg

Cantering the other direction
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/downsize.jpg

Aaand walking back to the indoor to jump a little (I'm holding a water bottle with one hand and the reins at the buckle in the other haha)
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/P4160142.jpg

Brooke is such a good girl - we jumped 2'6" (not the whole course, just the last combination) and it felt goood XD

ShutUpJoe 04-20-2010 06:29 PM

Pretty horse : ) You look really good on her.

juniormylove 04-21-2010 09:56 PM

thank you :) she's the first horse I don't feel GIANT on, haha

writer23 04-21-2010 10:47 PM

I'm 5'9 too and finally just found a horse I don't feel giant on too! Very cute horse, by the way.

MIEventer 04-21-2010 11:10 PM

You two look great together! She is beautiful :)

Juna 04-22-2010 01:55 PM

Lovely! You look good together!

LoveStory10 04-22-2010 01:58 PM

She's really pretty. Your position in canter isnt that bad really, it's alot better than mine haha

juniormylove 04-23-2010 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by writer23 (Post 611969)
I'm 5'9 too and finally just found a horse I don't feel giant on too! Very cute horse, by the way.

the funny thing is last summer I would ride her, then I would hop on this tiny pony for my trainer...WOW was there a difference! It usually took me like 10 minutes before I could post to the pony trot hahaha.

Thanks everyone :)


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