A Horse is a Horse

A Horse is a Horse

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wind wind GO AWAY...

Had my lesson this am. Traffic was nasty so I got to the barn late, lucky for me Magic didn't need much grooming, just de-crusting from what I didn't get last night. The wind was deceptively calm so after a quick romp around the round pen Magic and I trudged down to the outdoor.

why did you decide to start riding horses?

My trainer was already on her pretty boy frosty, and the BM was on her massive steed whose name always eludes me (Mira...something), were already going about our relatively empty ring. Of course as soon as we start to warm up, the gale winds return. no bueno.

Magic decided my husband chilling in the back of our SUV with the baby was terrifying and proceeded to give me a 20 min workout of hard convincing that I am scarier then the side of our arena. It should not take that long, but I still pitch forward and then waste lots of energy trying to stay on while he ducks and prances like a rabid giraffe. we finally were going decently both directions at a walk and trot, but at that point my trainer was resorting to hand gestures to let me know what she wanted so we opted to go into the indoor to canter and finish the lesson.

Once again we had some arguments about the open side of the arena, not nearly as bad as outside,  when I keep my knees open and butt down he definitely feels the difference and listens better. No jumping, which was fine by me, I was tired and a little defeated, even though I know I did well at sticking with it. As my trainer points out, Magic likes a dominant rider, which I, of late, am not. I was pooped, I am all the more impressed by those who ride daily, because I am so not there yet.

Cleaned the boy and my tack while chatting with my trainer. No real media, the baby is getting a little too active for the hubby to be daddy and photographer, gonna have to work something out.

One more ride this week , then off to my bff's wedding shower, yay!

All snuggled in with lunch (right) and his buddy Henry (left)

9 comments:

  1. Urgh I feel your pain, I don't like riding in the wind, especially the gusty type that's always changing directions. Give me rain, give me darkness, give me heat, but not wind!

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  2. It has been dreadfully windy lately!

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    1. I think it is supposed to stop soon, hopefully :)

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  3. My barn is in hill country, and it's almost always windy. The only good thing is that the horses get used to it really quickly!

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    1. That would be nice. For being on a hill, we don't get this gusty of wind often, and now that the open side of the arena is missing panels, its all the more 'interesting'. Eventually Magic won't care, then we can have something else to argue about lol

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  4. Seriously the wind is either non existent or a million miles an hour!

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  5. Wind sounds like a nightmare, fair play to you for sticking it out as best you could and showing Magic who's in charge. :)
    Keep up the great work - the daily riding gets easier...longer evenings also help with motivation & energy levels I find. :D

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    1. thanks, I didnt even think about the early darkness still playing a role, but your right, i do always find more time in summer :)

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