Despite the fact that it seems like I don't really exist anymore, I totally do, I'm just like trying this whole working-adult thing and don't have a horse to ride and moving apartments and so I have literally zero interesting things to say. But I'm still reading along and enjoying everyone's everyday fail photos way too much, so I thought that seemed like a great way to throw my hat back into the ring. Plus, this serves as a nice journey through my various disciplines over the years.
Oh, just showmanship... at the WORLD SHOW thanks Luce, could you look any more horrified?
Same world show, this time SO ANGRY to be showing we freight-trained around then entire arena so far behind my hand I thought she would fall over. Obvious answer is to push your lower leg out like a reiner, right?
I'm pretty sure this is how I do a breast stroke in the pool too - totally horizontal
And then my foray into working cow horses... Bye, buffalo! You just go on ahead, don't worry about me. (Note: sad day when the buffalo has a better hock than the horse you're on...)
Hey, Sunshine? The cow is going the other way, can we turn? No? Really? Please? Still no? Ok...
The way to get a nice balanced lope is to rotate your leg out 90 degrees, lean forward and sideways and shimmy. Definitely.
Thou shall ride thy hunter like a reining horse (newsflash: doesn't magically add a sliding stop)
You should definitely show this video to the ED doc when you get a concussion
.... thanks Luce