To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Friday, March 9, 2012

All work and no play....

Larry is NOT a dull boy!

I turned Larry loose in the arena yesterday for the first time when a friend came over to meet him. I was hesitant to do it too soon after his arrival here, because his owner had cautioned me that he can jump ANYthing - that's why he was gelded early on. But it went well yesterday, so I turned him out to romp again today, when I took these photos. He gave himself a good workout - more than anything I've done with him, so I finished up with a short lunging session in side-reins to get him working round and over his topline before putting him away.

7 comments:

TBDancer said...

Yeehaw! Looks like Larry had a good time and aren't you glad you weren't on his back at the time ;o)

Enjoying this new journey. Keep writing!

Mary Ann said...

You know, he is not half bad looking!

Lori Skoog said...

Larry looked very happy to be out and about.

Laura said...

You know, he can carry his head just perfectly without a bit... Wonder how you get him to transfer that carriage to holding a bit in his mouth?

shelly hancock said...

Larry is beginning to look like a different horse!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the encouragement, TB; I will!

Come on, Mary Ann; he's at least 3/4-good-looking! :-)

Lori, Larry needed some encouragement to move around that much; he just wanted to mosey around and look for grass blades.

Laura, he had plenty of "giraffe" moments, too; I don't share the ugly pictures!

thecrazysheeplady said...

He's looking good!