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Pics from our ride today

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Hello! Dropping in again just to say hi and share coblet piccies....I am still alive just not out and about competing again yet so nothing too exciting to share!

Went on a half day ride out today and explored some new trails we haven't been down yet at the new yard, now the weather has brightened up and ground dried out!

 

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Found some new followers with more hair than him.....

 

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An old church

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Found an old dove cote in the field next to the old church....no doves now, only blackbirds that have moved in!

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Through a ford and a little dip in the 'river'.

 

 

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^ And that was all from our ride today!

 

Haven't really done anything apart from hack as I have no arena, though did have a jump the other weekend at the local arena I managed to hire out :)

 

He's not forgotten how to jump!

 

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And just some randoms over the last month

 

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East Midlands area, Northants/Leicestershire area. :)

 

Uploaded some vids, not sure if they'll work or not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loved the cantering video. I felt like I was riding one of those mechanical horses that used to be outside stores (here, at least.)

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Good job! I taught a couple of my earlier horses to go down on one knee, but never all the way.

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Haha thanks :)  definitely better technique than a few years ago. 

 

Lying down trick came in handy the other year, the fence came down overnight and he got his foot caught up in it. Rather than panicking, just stood there and then lay down till I removed the tape from his fetlock.  Much better than panicking and doing more damage! We just do it predominantly playing around with now to change things up as don't always want to only ride him. :) 

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I also wonder about people who ask why anyone would bother teaching "tricks" like that.  you never know when they'll need to have the skill to stay calm and just do nothing until help arrives.   somebody asked me once why (since I have a car) I deliberately take all our dogs on trains and buses.  you never know when you might have to, and that's the wrong time to be practicing!

are you competing this year again?

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My thoughts too. 

 

Yes we will be hopefully. The horsebox is currently off the road so we've missed ones so far this year. We have a qualifier for the finals again next month and equifest again later this year for driving. Probably just some show jumping and dressage in between! 

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we're going to compete too!! with a 12 and 4 year old Lusitano working equitation.  cows!!

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what kind of carriage do you have?  I've only driven a marathon one-in-hand.  challenging enough!!

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I don't like them particularly but he literally treats every fence like its no different to the last so fills me with confidence to any jump! 

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Thanks NN - I love seeing photos of you two.   In the next to the last still photo, he looks like a My Little Pony toy!  Hope you have a wonderful spring full of riding!

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