Friday, August 19, 2011

My Horse is BUFF

Today, I noticed that Charmer has quite bit biceps/triceps... Pictures tomorrow if I remember!! Ha... I guess that's what happens when a horse gets ridden 5/6 times a week!! But I'm sure climbing mountains once a week helps too! ;)

So anyway.... Horse show this weekend! Yay!! I'm extremely excited. We're sticking to 2'3'', because I don't want to over-face Charmer as he's just getting his confidence back. He's been doing so well at home, it really is awesome. We repainted some poles and put new turf on the quarter round, so everything looks all nice and shiny  He jumped all of these new sparkly, spooky jumps the first time around! With nearly no looking and definitively no over-reacting. Fingers crossed the show goes the same way! *knock on wood*

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Testing Bits

Ok... so I'll admit, I'm kind of a bit whore hoarder. I have one horse and, two,  three...... six bits. But I have a funny feeling that that number is about to grow.

Right now, Charmer is in a loose ring french link, which is actually working out pretty well.

But my trainer and I just aren't sure that there isn't something that he'd like just a little bit better (haha pun not intended).

He knows how to give to the bit, but we want him to take the bit and take a feel of my hands. And stretch down to want contact... make sense? :-/ How do I make him take up the contact?

Any bit ideas? What do you guys use on your horses?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Show Results

I know it's been a while... but better late than never, right? :D

So anyway, here is a picture of charmer and all of his lovely ribbons.

That's right folks, we got reserve champion!!! At our first fancy show :)
We have another show this weekend... fingers crossed that it goes well!!

The last time we went to the grounds of the show that's coming up, Charmer crashed into a jump and was emotionally scarred for months afterwards... it didn't help that I was slightly terrified too... But we'll just take it slow and do our best.

I WILL let you know how it goes... even if it's a month and a half after the show ;)