Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yankee, The Saint

My horse is awsome. But we all knew that already.
One of my friends from school has been bugging me to give him lessons and I was nervous at first because not many people ride Yankee and he can be a but if an ass sometimes, if you know what I mean.
I was skeptical and nervous, but I did it anyways.
The first day I taught Colin the basics,go, turn, stop, position, etc etc. and he BLEW MY MIND. This guy is a freakin freak of nature...he is extremely good at this. He was sitting and posting on the first day, and by the second lesson, he could do it perfectly and by the third lesson he could mix up sitting and posting, two point, leg yeilds and he cantered. I must be an excellent teacher :P
And Yankee...He is a SAINT. He just plods along in the westerny trot and is so relaxed with Colin. It slike he knows he has an inexperienced rider on his back. Everytime, the first day, he would lose his balance, yankee would slow down or stop. It was funny and frustrating actually.
Yankee seemed to have an instant connection with this guy and he already runs up to him in the field. He is just SO awesome for Colin, it blows my mind.

Pretty good two point for a noob huh?
In an english saddle, no less.
Aren't they adorable??
This is fun.


  1. Dude, a guy that wants to take English riding lessons, AND connects with your horse, AND is a natural?! That's hot.

  2. How awesome is this guy? I love that he wants to ride and really ride, not a trail dead horse. Cooliooooo

  3. All right Yanks!! Looks like he's having fun, too.

    Izzy loves pony rides--they're so easy. But Yankee is actually having to do a little work.

  4. People at work keep begging me for lessons on Amber. I'm a little scared myself, because Amber is such a mental ride and needs soooo little physical aids to do well. She will flat out take advantage of you if she knows she can do it. She's packed beginners around before though.

    But...that's freakin' awesome. Definitely looks to have natural talent!

  5. That is totally awesome! Way to go Yankee!