Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Brennan has a go at some jumping

Brennan modeling his new in-hand bridle and lead

Today I set up a lane for Brennan to try a bit of free jumping. He seemed to enjoy himself a great deal and even though some of his attempts were a bit messy, he was pretty clean over them all and certainly kept his back legs well away from the poles! He should look lovely doing some show hunter and show jumping with a more appropriate sized jockey in time.

All the Free-Jump pictures
All the in-hand pictures

Conformation shot
Another in-hand bridle modeling shot
Not going to touch it behind!
Oh yes, who's the man?!
Oh crap mum, you put it up!!!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Me and My Boy

Well the fitness/weight loss kick has started and I have shed a couple of kg but it is going to be a long journey. Still, I have the very best motivation and that's my lovely Connemara stallion who is just an absolute joy!

Here are a selection of photos from today's ride. We're still getting to know each other and working out how we get 'forward' but, considering I have ridden him four times now since he got home a few weeks ago, I am bloody impressed with his attitude and way of going. He definitely is not a pony who needs riding every day and that suits me down to the ground. I still feel very big on him but hopefully as the weight comes off and he and I get to know each other, this will change.

Love my boy
Browband (look closely)
Just hopped off
Feet (mine) - you can see both, haha!
Not such a pretty backdrop
A thank you kiss
Cheeses all round
Getting forward now
So cute!
And, halt!