Thursday, July 26, 2007

I just love an uneventful ending, don't you?

Jet was a bit nervous about my attempt to mount from the ground yesterday, stepping away and backing up a couple steps.

Because I'd been able to get my leg across her back while standing on the rail the night before, I decided to climb the fence again and slip onto her that way. She was a lot more relaxed this time and stood still as I sat there scratching her neck.

I didn't try to make her walk anywhere. Just got off and led her to the center of the paddock. I tried again to mount her from the ground, and again she stepped away. This time I didn't give up, but gave it a second attempt, which ended up successful.

So ends the uneventful story of mounting up for the first time. I just love an uneventful ending, don't you?

7 comments:

Lulu said...

Congrats! You look great on her!

Katee said...

You are AMAZING! Congrats to you on actually being on Jet's back. And congrats to Jet and Sunny for being so brave about their new experiences. I liked that Jet was standing perfectly square in all of the pictures--balancing you as securely as she possibly could. If was doable, I would be emailing both of them carrots right now!

smilnsigh said...

Congratulations to both of you!!!

Mari-Nanci

Molly said...

This is a wonderful start/ending. You've done an amazing job. It's so exciting to see you in that saddle!

Rising Rainbow said...

Yes, me too, but I'm a bigger chicken than you, I have someone hold the horse. Mounting from the fence would be beyond me, too old and clumsy.

~Dawn~ said...

Great going! Thanks for the comment on Parelli....I just got back from the barn and we played some games and just spent some time together. Tomorrow is the big ride so we'll see how it goes! Good luck with your horse!
Dawn

DeAnne said...

YES, and uneventful ending, especially when mounting a horse for the first, or the 51st time is great!! Congratulations!