2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pony doesnt like the heat

After our great lesson on Monday we headed up the mountain on Tuesday for a almost 4 mile walk in the hills. I was reading about conditioning draftier horses for eventing (even though most of them were saying how they need help conditioning a 1/2 TB 1/2 draft LOL!) and a lot of people were commenting on how much just walking hills helped. So we walked!

He has Wednesday off and went back for a dressage school on Thursday. He was so miserable with it being so humid (for here anyways!). As much as I have loved all this sun so early it has actually gotten pretty hot and humid. And the pony does not like it! He is pretty convinced he is doing to die actually.

Yesterday we has a little pre show bridleless ride! I havent ridden him bridleless in quite awhile and I could definitely tell! After a little arena work we headed down the driveway for a cool out and called it a night. Today? I have to clean that mess of a pony up and make him presentable for our jumper show tomorrow! We are doing one 2'-2'3" class and two 2'3"-2'6" classes! Alanna reminded me last night that hunter jumper people are weird and have a warm up before the show starts so we will head out a little early to pop over some of the show fences. I guess its nice to be able to get all these green beans in the ring over the show fences before competing but who wants to 'warm up' for their classes like 3 hours early?! We will keep it short and sweet but considering this is his first jumper show we will take all the advantages we can get!


Rocking his new bridle and tail bag:)


4 comments:

  1. Red and black look so good on him. I'm jealous, those are our farm colors and my trainer desperately wants us all to match at shows, but they would look terrible on Connor. GOOD LUCK tomorrow!

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    1. They really do! His original color was blue, then red white and blue but now its mainly red!

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  2. I love the warm up, but then again I'm one of those weird hunter/jumper people :)

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    1. Haha nothing against you guys ;) Just means more work for my little pony!

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