Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Another XC Schooling... BIG News!

There will be video to come, of course...  Once it is downloaded and edited...

In the meantime, there are some pics to wet your appetite...

First, there was this obligatory selfie before heading out to school....
Me, Fancy Pony, Baby Dax, and A

There was some practice over a few Novice jumps (and, to be honest, they didn't feel any different than the BN jumps).
A made the observation that Whisper jumps differently over the Novice fences.  Like, she actually puts in an effort.
Except maybe for this one...
The Novice Wall
...and maybe the mushroom top....

But there was this one...  And it felt incredible!
Then, later, we were hanging out next to it when I realized......
This thing is bigger than I thought!!

Boathouse after the water
Same boathouse...  I'm 5'6"...

Now, had I realized the thing was quite this big, I would NEVER have asked the pony to attempt it!
On the other hand, we would come around the corner, and she kept looking at these jumps with interest.  She was feeling so forward, willing, and cooperative, we decided to give it a shot!

She was committed as soon as we were out of the water!  It was incredible!
Pretty sure we'll be trying this again...

Friday, August 7, 2015

Are You CRAZY??

The Fancy Pony is crazy.
And it's pretty darn funny...

So, C takes care of the ponies, and she is incredibly amazing!
She has this system down when she feeds the herd dinner.
She puts her pony's feed up in the round pen.
She then lets only him into that field, refastens the electric tape, and closes him in once he has meandered his way into the round pen.

Well, Whisper would usually be next in line to start eating.
So, she's videotaping the ho-hum dinner routine.  Fastens the electric tape.
Starts following her pony up to the round pen...

THEN, there is this bump and all you see id a flash of white legs!
It turns out that Whisper didn't want to wait for her turn.
So, she just JUMPED the electric tape to follow C up to the feed room!!
3'6" ?  No problem!

This mare is crazy!
That's my kind of crazy, too!

I see new and exciting jumps in our future...
Foxhunting, anyone?


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