Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Practice what you preach! He sure does. And ditches.
I can watch this over and over and over again. It gives me chills every time. In any lesson with Peter he is adamant that you praise, praise, praise your horse. If you watch this video he practices what he preaches. He praises Henry after almost every single fence. For all that this man has to think about on a XC course like that, he makes none more important than letting his beloved friend know how good he is doing. Some links to Peter stuff. Interview from Eventing Nation, Run Henny Run FB page to follow all their events, Run Henny Run merchandise(which has made it to my Christmas list. I want the Rolex DVD and the shirt please!) all good stuff and fun for any eventer to check out.
First is a VERY short clip of Peter placing Sara's leg right where he wants it. It give you the exact place he says to have your leg.
Next is Peter explaining that a newly built jump will most likely through a horse for a loop. They can smell the difference. A few jumps on their way to ditches. A Peter pep talk. On to ditches...Sorry abou the first one I was trying to take off my jacket. In homefront news I am getting very excited about starting the young haflinger in the spring. Gives me something to look forward to all winter! Steady had yesterday and today off which is pretty much torture in this beautiful weather we have been having. So I catch rode yesterday on my daughters horse and plodded around with him for a bit. It was good and I need to remember to do that fairly often. Just like any lesson/kid/beginner horse they can quickly get some bad habits. Luckily he is such a good boy he is a pretty quick fix kinda guy. Then cause I felt guilty riding my daughters horse and she hadn't ridden in over a week I gave each of them a 20 minute lesson before dinner. Great way to spend the evening! Tomorrow I will ride Steady again just flat maybe some trail riding will be nice. I am thinking that my daughter and I will get to squeeze one more trip down to the state park for a trail ride. I didn't expect that to happen this late in the season but I will not complain!