2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Friday, December 9, 2011

How many 4 year olds...

Can you ride bareback and bridleless (just a rope around his neck) at the walk, trot, and canter going where you want to go?! Im sure it is very few considering a ton of people I know wont even ride their horses bareback! I wasnt planning hoping on tonight as I thought I was going to do it this afternoon but I didnt have time. So I hoped on him with just a halter to walk him around while Alanna rode Rhythm. As we walked around I decided (one of my brilliant spontaneous moments!) that we could try our hand at walking around with just a rope around his neck. He was SUPER good! And then Alanna of course had to make a comment about how she cant wait to see if I could still steer him at the canter and ya de da de da. Basically a challenge and we all know I cant let that go! So of course I said... GAME ON! We waited until she was done with Rhythm in case our steering did malfunction we wouldnt cause any issues. Then we trotted around a little bit testing our brakes, which are great, and our steering, for the most part we are pretty spot on, and picked up the canter! He quietly cantered on the circle I wanted and did down transitions to my voice and was SUPER good! I was so impressed as it was the first time I have ever done any bridleless work with him. It really shows me how much he can listen to my legs. Next weekend before our barn Christmas party I am going to get Alanna to video tape us doing it for proof! Im so proud of my pony :)

2 comments:

  1. Pictures or it didn't happen!

    PS How fun!!!

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  2. There will be a video next weekend! I promise! It was just an unplanned thing this time :)

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