Monday, March 11, 2013

Pics from Pine Hill HT with Red

Remember back in January when I did the HT with Red? We finally got our pro pics, yay! They were just stadium, I wore my vest instead of my coat, and my saddle pad didn't match my vest 'cause I was in an all-fired hurry to get to the warm-up arena, but other than that... we don't suck!

Cute Feerless War Pony rocks stadium!

I am super proud of my position here. I'm solid in the saddle, totally with him, and I'm not doing the Funky Chicken with my elbows. Alas, as my H/J trainer is ALWAYS telling me, I need to pull my stirrups up a hole (or three). An automatic release would be nice too, but I've never mastered that, so... something to work on!

I'm really looking forward to showing Echo this fall over some baby stuff, but if I'm honest I would love to take Red again too. He was just such a BLAST to ride, and I'm really proud that I navigated him around an entire XC course that he'd never seen or practiced before. 

We'll just ignore the dressage part, mmmkay? ;)

6 comments:

  1. You look great! Your position is so solid, and that's definitely something to be proud of. Let me know next time you do a local horse trial, and I'll come take pictures :)

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    1. Lauren, coming from a H/J rider, I'll take your comment as a real compliment! Thanks!

      Pine Hill is about the most local event there is, and it's about 2 hours away in Bellville. :( But if you ever wanna go crazy and try the eventing thing, LMK!

      Also, we should do coffee or lunch sometime, since we actually live in the same town. Ping me at jenjobst at gmail dot com if you'd like.

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  2. So cute I 'aww'ed out loud.

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    1. Poor guy. He just cannot escape teh kyoot!

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  3. You both look great! I'd tell you what cute knees Red has in the first pic, but he doesn't do cute, so I'll say what fearless war pony knees!

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    1. Thanks! And cute knees are acceptable. :)

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