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Did you ride today?

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  • Did you ride today?

    How was it?

    Had one of those great hacks where you feel like everything is going right—light, responsive horse, empty and quiet ring. Heavenly!

  • #2
    Heck yes I rode!
    I rode the beef in the double. He could've been more through but not awful. We finished with trot Halts off the seat an the curb in my outside hand.
    Rode H on the trail. He really gave a good gallop on the final stretch.
    Santa didn't being me a horse this Christmas because he couldn't find a horse better than the Ones I already have.
    chaque pas est fait ensemble


    • #3
      Yes! a pleasant hack with friends on a 16h Paint ...made me smile!!:...then to the beach where it was too windy but peaceful....oh in FL...not MA!! I'm feeling very much at peace with the life.


      • #4


        • #5
          Yes! All by myself - quiet barn with a happy and attentive horse. Worked on suppleness, bending through big round circles, and cantering ground poles in a very relaxed manner. It was wonderful.
          pace, path, balance, impulsion and ??

          Don't panic! Ralph Leroy Hill


          • #6
            Nope. Too much icy snow on the ground, and Lucky was MORE than happy to give it a miss.
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            • #7
              Nope. Poured down rain ALL day here. And I was happy to pick my excuse after 3 days in a row of all horses being good.

              Now if Santa had brought me an indoor I might be telling another story!
              Flying F Sport Horses
              Horses in the NW


              • #8
                Nope it was snowing here so I didn't want to haul out but I did ride yesterday
                RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
                May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
                RIP San Lena Peppy
                May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010


                • #9

                  Still laid up with a hurt foot (courtesy of my horse).


                  • #10
                    No. The ring was too wet, and the field is still off limits since it's pretty chopped up since the GM clinic. So I went out to feed the mare her beep and pellets and had the barn all to myself - it was so nice and quiet.


                    • #11
                      No. It was too wet and is still raining. Spent time with friends and ate too much.


                      • #12
                        I rode yesterday afternoon and it was a great experience for my young one. Neighbors on one side were shooting, neighbors across the street had a touch football game going on, and people were walking on the road in front (the road is screened by a line of trees and brush so people can be heard but not seen - except for brief flashes when they quickly appear and then disappear). He did a great job of working through all the distractions.

                        Today I piddled around until it was too late to ride.
                        "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything
                        that's even remotely true."

                        Homer Simpson


                        • #13
                          Heck NO!!! Wind chill about 10 degrees and a wind blowing so hard you could hardly walk to the barn!!! If I DID manage to get on a horse...we would have been blown three states away!! Our Indian Summer is gone!!
                          Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma


                          • #14
                            My wife and I had the riding hall all to ourselves.
                            My horse is a "Hare-Brained Controvert".


                            • #15
                              Went yesterday. Finally snowed so went for a hack/gallop in the back fields. Was awesome! Today didn't get up early enough. Will go tomorrow.
                              "Those who know the least often know it the loudest."


                              • #16
                                I rode. It was wonderful to have the barn and arena all to myself. Worked on lots of transitions and figures.
                                I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo


                                • #17
                                  I rode! My horse is back at school, but my trainer asked me if I wanted to go for a Christmas morning trail ride on his horses =) Couldn't have asked for a better way to start the day!


                                  • #18
                                    Yes. It was 75 degrees and a bit overcast so amazing weather. Rode 2 horses before dinner. Just nice short hacks.
                                    I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.


                                    • #19
                                      Yep, I had a nice relaxing ride on the new project in the barn. He was awesome and it was nice to have as much time as I wanted to work on things. No need to rush off to work or home.


                                      • #20
                                        Wish I could have! It's been raining all week here. We had a sunny day yesterday, but the horses were all too pent up and wild to ride. Hoping to sneak one in tomorrow or Thursday!