Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Thing I Hate About Video... that you see yourself. In living color, too, if that's how Darling chose to do her video shoot.

On Monday she came along and helped me clean stalls and sat patiently with her camera in hand as I trotted in circles at the end of the arena. She took tons of video and I weeded through them to find one short enough not to bore you beyond the point of tears as well as not make me seem like too much of a dork. A little dorkie, sure...not horribly accurate dorkiness, however!

Truly...I've been told I've got too much of an equitation seat going for training. I need to slump. Such a curse, eh? To sit too straight in the saddle? But thats me and always has been. Wave that body about like a flag pole so that when horse gets to bucking, I start swaying and coming off becomes a very likely ending. After watching this, I think I shall do my best to slouch today!

I'm not talented like Jessie (you know, Remington's mommy!), so no music I'm afraid, but you do get to hear Curt's commentary!

Please say your prayers for Sandy! Ask God to find him the perfect new home so that I don't need to worry about him :)

Join the Hay Burner's Club and donate $15 towards Sandy's upkeep and I'll send you a 5x7 photo (once the horse is here, of course.) Or buy advertising space in the form of a button.


Jessie said...

He looks FANTASTIC!!! And you are a beautiful rider! Keep it up!

Rising Rainbow said...

He is a pretty moving horse. That's pretty cool. Sitting up straight is a good thing, don't know it. I wish I could sit up that straight again.....whiplash did me in.

Tracey said...

Thank you, ladies. He is a nice moving horse. Still a bit stiff to the right, but not bad. Trotted around some cones today in an effort to get him a bit more supple and listening to me. Tried a bit outside with the trail obstacles as well. Wish we had two more weeks, but we'll just deal with what we have, I guess =)

photogchic said...

What a great head set...he is really stretching out and very round. Looks may have a dressage prospect there:-)

Katee said...

I guess I've never heard that you should slouch while training. I think you look very poised and correct.

Sandy looks awesome! He looks like he has the beginnings of a nice head set going already and his transition into the canter seemed very smooth. The trot had good reach and cadence.

Thanks so much for posting this. You do a great job of describing his movement, but it's nice to actually see him move. Good job, Darling!

Pony Girl said...

I think he looks great! His lope action reminds me a lot of my gelding's. I think your rode him VERY well, too! Wish I could sit that nice at the lope! ;)