Friday, March 26, 2010

Don't Blink!

Seriously, it's so brief...so fleeting...so momentary...you may just miss my feet coming up off that mounting block as I straddle the red headed fury here. Though she doesn't appear to be so furious, she certainly was fidgety!


18 comments:

strivingforsavvy said...

Good for you. Maybe it's time I try that on my red headed fury. I have layed over her, but never actually swung my leg over.

Kate said...

Great video! I particularly like how she stands completely still whenever you have your weight on her - she seems very accepting of that. The part she seems to struggle with is standing next to you, without moving her feet, when you're standing on the box - she keeps backing up or moving away. One thing I do with my horses is teach them to come up to the box (when I'm already on it) on their own and position themselves correctly in front of me and then stand there without moving a foot until I'm on and ready to move off. I have to break it down into pieces and sometimes it takes a couple of sessions, and I usually combine that with other patience and "just standing around" exercises. But I'm certainly not offering any advice to you - you're doing great!

wilsonc said...

It's obvious that she is trusting you. Good job! Looking forward to watching your progress

jane augenstein said...

Good job, Tracey!!! I have taught Gilly to move over to the mounting block when I want to get on and stand still, one of the best things I have taught him!!
Looks like she is doing very well for you and you got on her!! Yippee! She didn't seem to mind at all.

GunDiva said...

Yay! I remember doing that with our ranch-turned-livery horses. They had never seen a mounting block before. We had more of a rodeo than you did.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Now you can get on Rusty

Tracey said...

Bwaaaahaaaahaaaa to Lea =) Nice try.

Tika was cracking me up with the step. Did you see me rolling my eyes that one time? I actually laid across her back more than I showed in the video...she was getting tired of the nonsense and began walking away. I thought it would be funny spliced together like that. She surprised me with how well she stood for me to jump over onto her, though.

JeniQ said...

Very very nice! Not only did she not mind you jumping on her, she did not mind your leg dragging across her rump, or knee staying on her back!

~Jeni

Paint Girl said...

Way to go Tracey!! I almost thought, for a second, that you were going to take off on her bareback and ride around!

Shirley said...

Nice job! Like the way you made her work a little when she wouldn't stand still. Sure like the fluid movement of Tika, and that lip just cracks me up!

Pony Girl said...

I agree with Shirley, I liked how you sent her off around the circle a bit. She's so a special horse, just lovely. Neat to see you start this mounting process!

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Congrats! You did too stay on there a bit. She's a beautiful girl, and a beautiful mover too.

Phyllis said...

Your doing such a great job with her...and she is so pretty!

Christa said...

YAY Tracey :o) Thats great! Good job Tika.

Rising Rainbow said...

First off, you're braver than me. I'd never let anyone take video of me from that angle. LOL

She is a very pretty mover. Bet she's be like an import to ride. You know Jag or Mercedes...

Tracey said...

Mikael...I set the camera on a tripod and laughed myself silly when I saw all the hiney shots, lol! Edited them in favor of the 'lets walk away from the mounting block' clips instead :)

Sat on her three times today, bareback, and actually upright! No hiney shots, though...I learned from the last one! =)

Rising Rainbow said...

Tracey, so you're telling me you did that to yourself and STILL posted it. LOL OK, now that makes you just plain nuts!!!

Silly me, the idea of a tripod never crossed my mind. Here I thought you had extra hands just waiting to help you out shotting video. But then if it was someone else, that would be someone you would need to "kill" for all those hiney shots.

CTG Ponies said...

You did great job with her and it's obvious she trusts you. That girl sure can move.