Monday, May 4, 2009

5/1/09 Ransom's Back in Action

Not much more refreshing than saddling up the big hunter man & passenger-riding. That's about what it felt like, too. I saddled him Western, admitting we hadn't ridden together in a while.

Phenominal! Rode for about 45 minutes, which seemed longer because of all we accomplished. Walk, trot, canter, with a good canter-right, our longest yet. I got a few trips all the way around the arena canter-left, and right. =) After some trot work, I deliberately put my hands down on his neck for a short canter circle both ways. Headed left, he picked up the right lead. o O ( Oh shoot! It's wrong... need to down transition, need to look up, oh here comes the corner, we'll fix it after the corner. ) O o Ransom showed me how smart he really is, with a flying change in the corner to the left-lead. :) How freaking cool! We got in a little canter-left and a little canter-right transitions up & down without the saddle horn, which is a good step towards my dressage saddle.

It was a busy day otherwise, with house chores, running errands, and an hour hot stone massage at the spaaaaaaaa... LOL For folks that get the pleasure of hearing me when I talk about the spaaaaaa, that spelling makes more sense. :) For the rest of you, spread the end of that word out really long, and use your most relaxing tone of voice, and you'll get close.

3 comments:

ARISTIONO NUGROHO said...
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Stephanie said...

Ohhhhhh, sounds like a great time riding and then how lucky for you to hit the spaaaaa...
BTW: that is just how I say it too! Although have never treated myself to a hot stone massage. May have to try that one :) I can feel all the tension slipping away just thinking about it.

Jennifer said...

The Spaaaaaa... Other than the massage therapy, it's entirely not somewhere my friends would expect to find me. I'm a bit more rough & tumble than a day at the spaaaaa...

But the massage?! Heavenly!! Just about this side of amazing... I was belly-up for the first half, asleep somewhere after head & neck and before the first arm was finished. Woke up just in time to flip over, and I was wide awake and refreshed on the back half. oooooh.. spaaaaa.... =)