Friday, March 6, 2009

Training Notes from Mar. 4, 2009.

I was plum tuckered out by the time I posted regarding the new filly, so I didn't comment on the nights training with Kenya.

I started her out with the usual round penning to shake out the wiggles and giggles. Following this, and without ceremony, I saddled her up. And yes, this time I triple (or maybe quadruple) checked the cinch, being not of the mind to repeat of Sunday's rodeo. Thus assured that no harm would befall horse or saddle, I sent her off at the trot.

After several revolutions, she veered a bit too close to the rail, and with a loud clang, the left stirrup smacked the metal railing. Herself did not take kindly to this sudden turn of events, and she began humping up and dancing around in her best rodeo bronc imitation. As this event was not nearly as traumatic as Sunday's goings on, it only took seconds to get her settled down. For good measure I checked the cinch again, and sent her off for more.

No further incidents occured, and after a good brushing to dry the sweat, I put her out with her grain and alfalfa.

If the stars align correctly, I plan to take my first ride tomorrow. Provided 911 is not involved in the event, I will be sure to post the results.

7 comments:

Andy said...

Good luck tomorrow!

Christina LMT said...

Well done and good luck!

Ann from Montana said...

Film at Eleven, eh? Have a great ride!

alison said...

How exciting. Best of luck!

Buck said...

Provided 911 is not involved in the event, I will be sure to post the results.

THAT gave me a big ol' grin! Like Ann sez... but seriously... video! We want VIDEO!

Good luck... but the ride is probably done by now. I hope it all worked out well.

Daphne said...

I can't wait to read about your first ride, hope it goes smoothly for both of y'all.

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