Saturday, January 21, 2012

Colder Than a Witch's Tit

What a juicy day.

I got paid yesterday, so I was FINALLY able to re-order Yankee's supplements. Love smartpak. I also went to the tack store today looking for dressage reins, saddle soap and a hanging blanket rack since d-bag pony likes to dump all his blankets on the ground (from his stall door rack) EVERYDAY. Sometimes more than once. No blanket rack, but I got new dressage reins for a fuggin steal.

My old ones were 6 years old and fraying...badly.

Exibit A:
The old ones are on top of the shiny new ones. YAY TACK WHORING AT LOW BUDGET PRICES! The old ones are nylon webbing and came with my expensive -ass german made dressage bridle. Surprised they lasted as long as they did. The shiny new ones are rubber nylon, which has an extra grippy awesome (might I remind you, awesomely inexpensive) feel. #winning.

I also took Yankees tail down for the first time in almost two months...

Exibit B:
He was very unahppy about his froo-froo tail. I mean, look at that face...pure embaressment.

Jackie-his new leaser- also came out today to get a dressage lesson. She mostly jumps, and hasnt ridden dressage in quite some time. Also, Yankee is basically a one person horse, and rarely goes well for others. I mean really, he is awful. Probably since I have trained and ridden him (minus the one year hiatus my sophomore year) exclusively since he was 4 years old. Thats 6 years for you math whizz's.

He was having a tough time with Jackie. Not because he was being naughty, but he just didnt understand. I tried my best to help, but explaining how to do something you do naturally is really tough, I discovered.

What I did was hop on and try to narrate my movements and aids to her through our warm-up...
(sorry about the blur, Jackie needs some lessons on picture taking :P)
He gave me a FANTASTIC free walk and stretchy trot and beautiful transitions today, despite the cold.

Dontcha just heart my socks?

Then Jackie hopped on.

After about 10 minutes, she got this...

A wonderful walk. free, loose back, marching walk, overstep and relaxed neck :)

So I had them move on to trot work. That was more difficult 1) its his hardest gait 2) he was just confused 3)Jackie needed dressage skillz refresher (but she got it!)

I am really loud, sorry.
Overall, a good ride :D

We are having a jumping lesson tomorrow, so hopefully that will go just as swimmingly.

cooldown walk-out
Uber excellent socks. I believe this will be my new fashion statement. Because I can.

But WAIT, der is moar ponee pikturs!
"I can haz moar treet noms? I KNOW you has shum"

Err' day he stylin'

4 comments:

  1. I love his tail. Pippi gets a tail like that sometimes too, she isn't a fan either.

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  2. OH MY GOD I love it too..but bad news, I found fungus near the tip of his tailbone and ALL the hair is falling out. Its so sad. Thatll take forever to grow back. I've always been so proud of his tail, and the flesh is rotting and I feel SO bad I didnt notice it before now.Doesnt seem likes it hurts him though oddly. All the hair buried it and it never bled. GAH.

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  3. Those socks are amazing. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

    Boo about icky fungus. I've never even heard of such a thing. I mean, yes, I've heard of fungus, but not of it infecting the tail and hair loss and whatnot. That is nasty.

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  4. That's weird about the fungus on his tail! Poor guy! I'm glad it doesn't hurt him though and I hope you get it cleared up quickly. When you wrapped his tail was it covering the end of his tail bone? Could that have caused it by trapping moisture or something? From the picture it looks like you had the wrap well below the bone though because the top is so straight. Anyway I hope you figure out the cause so you can prevent it from happening again and I hope his tail grows back quickly.

    I'm glad Jackie is getting along with Yankee. :D

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