Calm, Forward, Straight

Calm, Forward, Straight

Sunday, May 1, 2011

In the Arena #73 - You are the sunshine of my life...

Best. ride. ever.

Hands down. Happy snorting pony. Zero steering issues. Contact, softening, leg yields, serpentines... etc. Fun! It wasn't even what we did, but how we did it. I rode with something approaching subtlety and tact, and my horse so appreciated it, rewarding me with his willing cooperation. Balance and self carriage are in our grasp. (add a thousand smiley faces here)

Once again I am reminded - if I can get / keep my act together... focus + concentration, tempered by relaxation - Val will gladly give me 100%. (And lots of nibbly grooming while we un-tacked!) I love you Valentino!!

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous picture of him. This post just brightens my day. I'm so happy you had such an amazing ride. :D

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  2. YAY!!! So happy for you and Val.

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  3. Lovely picture and wonderful post - glad things are going so well!

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  4. Perfect! Your happiness really shines through in this post. Love the picture too.

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  5. This is the best! You and Val are sure making great"strides"!

    I'm trying to catch myself up on all the goodness here ~

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  6. I am so happy for you! I had a great day with Dream, too. I posted with the tag 'breakthrough' and then came over here and saw you did the same thing! :-) many smiles

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  7. Yeah!!! Fantastic. It's so great that everything is coming together. Wish I could remember to ride with tact and subtlety all the time. They really appreciate it. Great photo.

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  8. What fun!! Good boy Val, good job you! :)

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  9. Aw :)

    Subtlety and tact, two things I could use a little of too. Sounds like you're on your way though.

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  10. I love the photo! What a beautiful boy. Isn't it so great when we have those kinds of rides! Good for you.

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  11. Now that's what we all like to hear! And Val looks so beautiful in that photo. Here's to more days like this one.

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