Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Jump!

We jumped!

12″ of victory.
(Technically 11″ 1/2. Jump heights always get inflated.)

In truth, Rodney jumped and I went along for the ride. It was all his idea.

We often set up standards and a few poles for Rodney to walk over so that he doesn’t feel trapped in the sandbox. I like to start a ride on the buckle [Fifth Leg Training] to give the horse a chance to settle in, get coffee, read email, and so on.

Combine a crossrail with walking about on the buckle. Can you see where this is going?

The first time caught me completely by surprise. There was discussion of whether it really was a jump, if he truly had both front and back feet off the ground at the same time. The second time, I was better prepared. We came out of the corner, stayed straight, kept a nice walking rhythm, got to the base, whereupon Rodney said, ‘You know Boss, this is gonna be easier if I jump.’

Over we hopped. Neat as you please.

As with our few steps of dressage [Lesson], reporting that my awesomely talented horse jumped a tiny crossrail is several shades of pitiful. I don’t care. I’m THRILLED. It was my first jump in way, way too long.

Wheeeeeeeee!

Rodney is unimpressed with my efforts at documentation.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Comments on: "Jump!" (8)

  1. Elizabeth Hickman said:

    Victories are victories! Congratulations! E

  2. Wheeeeeeeee!

  3. Super stoked & excited for you and the boy! πŸ™‚

  4. HI Holly said:

    Sounds like the adrenaline high is coming back already! YAY JUMPING!

  5. Anonymous said:

    Peppermints, where are the damned peppermints?

  6. Woohoo!

  7. ❀ πŸ™‚ ❀ πŸ™‚ ❀

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