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...


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    1. When I realized I jumped it on the Fancy PONY, I was dumb-founded!!

  2. woooooo hoooo that's awesome!! i'm sure she made it look easy too - can't wait for the video! also love those pipers, i think i have the same color!

  3. FP is a BA. :) End of story. Are you hitting up any of the Heritage horse trials this fall? If so, I want to come cheer ya'll on!

    1. I'm going to be too poor for the recognized show in October, so this was our last chance. Looks like there will be some schooling opportunities at Longview, though!!

  4. For the record, Coach confirmed that the boathouse is training level..... Oops!
    But, damn! It was fun!!

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    1. Oh, man, is it! I still need to post the videos!!



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