Ten Things I’ve Learned

Plus more show pictures.

The insanely overgrown and scary garden behind us see #6

The insanely overgrown and scary garden behind us see #6

1. Rhythm and straightness are key to everything!

2. You can’t have straightness if you use the wrong aids. There are two side of your body… Use them both!IMG_5772

3. When jumping, commitment is important. Make a decision and stick to it. Don’t drop your horse or get ahead when the distance isn’t what you want/thought.

4. My horse is a walking stomach. However, the grass by the barn should be treated with disdain. Only the grass by the arena is worthy of touching the Tucker lips.

5. No-stirrup work really does get easier the more you do it. But two point is beyond evil!

6. Neighbours doing scary things in their garden with machinery only deserves a quick look, tents flapping in intense wind don’t even get a glance, but a jump on its side deserves a spook and lots of loud snorting and a horse being lunged is cause for a full on freak out complete with spooking and refusal to go forward. There are sometimes no words!IMG_5738

7. You can’t communicate with your horse properly if any part of your body is tense. Wrist, elbows and hips I’m talking to you!

8. Chiropractors are miracle workers.

9. Look at the top rail of a jump and then raise your eye. DO NOT LOOK AT THE GROUND!

10. I love my horse more every ride. Sometimes I get frustrated but he’ll try his heart out for me and saves my ass. IMG_5699

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9 Responses to Ten Things I’ve Learned

  1. emma says:

    ugh… committing to the jump: harder than it seems sometimes! love #10 tho 🙂

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  2. Karen M says:

    #6 is a legit issue i, too, have

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  3. Liz Stronach says:

    You guys look great – love the way he’s raising his wither in that over fence picture!

    Like

  4. L. Williams says:

    But using both sides of my body is hard. You guys look awesome 🙂

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