I hope this works, I had read the rules but I haven't really used LJ properly and posted under cuts for months so I didn't know how to put his name in the cut text - Thanks for being so patient( By-Pro RCollapse )
So the barn show was yesterday, and I rode Tia and non other than the most awesome PD PONY!!!!!!! His owner was on a trip and said I could ride him in the show if I wanted, so you can bet I took her up on that one lol. He was AMAZING, considering he hasn't jumped higher than 18" since he got sold. He was so excited lol, he pretty much just dragged me from jump to jump. We got 1st and 2nd o/f in Modified Hunter (and a 1st on the flat, which his transitions TOTALLY rocked in) and Grand, a 5th in the medal (his course was awesome, but he still doesn't swap), and a 3rd in the Classic. He was just amazing :)
I also took Tia in her first show ever, we did the Model class (she was lined up in second till we went to jog and she totally walked most of it and I had to drag her/judge had to chase her, so she ended up with fifth) and the crossrails flat classes (she doesn't jump). The first flat class was horrible when it came to cantering, she pretty much told me to bite her and refused to canter or pick up her right lead. So after a very embarrasing flat class, our second one went much better, she coopperated, and we got a second. Not bad for her first show :)
To those of you who knew him, Thomas Fahey was an incredible man. He trained many horses and riders to go on to win at many shows. Thomas Fahey died this past weekend in the Kentucky plane crash, along with a couple of his clients.
I'm getting together with the INHJA board to do a memorial for him, probably a memorial cup or class at the INHJA horse shows. If you want to get involved please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to get my snail mail address.
So Saturday I did the Gymkhana at my barn on Miss Tia pony, who eventually got the concept of running down and was kinda cute about it. I think she had fun and I know I did, and there's a zillion pictures (well, more like 10) under the cut of her doing various cutesy mounted games type things... I suggest you look... :)
Then we did an Eq clinic this morning with Katy Spiers (may have misspelled her name, I dunno) and I started off on this big grey quarter horse gelding who's in for sale (and apparantly doesn't have a name) but he randomly went lame after standing still while she was talking (AFTER we had already been trotting around and he was perfectly fine then) so I switched to Legs, and of course there's lots of cool pix from that under this next cut...
Yesterday I got to ride PD pony since his new owner is on vacation (oh yah, in case you missed it, PD pony was sold last Saturday to a woman at my barn, so I can't ride him in lessons and all anymore, just exercise him when he's on vacation, but at least he's still at my barn where I can visit him, and she'll take care of him, so its ok, kinda). Anyways, I rode the PD pony around, and my Mom got pictures, and all I can say about my wonderful fuzzy boy is that I hope he gets lots of exercise with his new owner because otherwise he's gonna be a nutty pony (after only a week off he was zooming around like a crazy pony at the canter yesterday!!).
So after I rode PD I got on my new project pony, Tia, who despite what she looks like is a 5 year old registered PAINT mare (just with no spots). She doesn't jump on account of the fact that she's so heavy on her forehand (there's no help for that, its a conformation thing) but she does western and english pleasure. She just doesn't like to move, so getting her to lope/canter is kinda interesting... She's a cutie though and she's getting better, so I think once she gets ridden regularly she'll be just fine :)
So when I got done with Tia, I hacked one of the training/sales horses named Anthony Arthur (he's having a bit of an identity crisis, so he gets two names hehe). Anthony is a 17 year old TB gelding, I don't think he ever raced on account of the fact that he's a bit of a worry wart and I think the stress of all the scary pony eating things at a racetrack probably would have sent him into the world's biggest anxiety attack. He's very sweet though, and nice on the flat, he just gets a little worried over fences (you know, they could eat him...) He's got a great springy trot and canter though, he's a fun guy :)
so probably, no one remembers me, as i last posted about a year ago. i'll re-apply, just as soon as i get my very own horse, which will be very soon. if any of you guys remember the funny-looking little bay TB mare, Lexy, that was me. but, as of one month from now, i am ending the lease on Lexy and the search for my VERY OWN HORSE has already started. yayyy! okay, well in a nutshell i'm back.
I posted an app ages ago and thought I would repost it as I have more pictures like requested. Still none of him being ridden but it is too difficult to get them, especially as I'm not riding anymore! ( Summerhouse FlyCollapse )
I was wondering if anyone knew a good book that has an indepth section on stifles. While my vet agrees with our excersize regime, she suggested that if Iwant an indepth anatomy, and working of the stifle, and surrounding musculature, I get a book, but I can't find any that actually say if it has a good section on stifles, so, anyone know of one?
So yesterday was the last NHS schooling show until September, and PD went out in style lol. We got 1sts on all the jumping classes (including the medal, I was so happy because after being in that class every show for 5 years I FINALLY got it!) and a third on the flat, and other than the fact that we suddenly forgot all our hard work on lead changes, he was amazing. So, there are pictures as usual, we got some REALLY good ones of him over fences this time, and there's some of Victoria and Miles under the cut too, they did great as well :)