Confessions of a Cool Kid

Spring Break!
April 18, 2009, 1:19 am
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This week our school was on spring break. The weather has been getting really nice so I was excited. Since I was on break I decided to go visit one of my best friends who I hadn’t seen in a while. She lives about a half an hour away and also rides. On Tuesday we were supposed to drive down to the beach, but the weather called for rain. It ended up being an awesome day so we went to the lake instead. The water was freezing, but it was still fun. It stormed pretty badly towards the end of the day though, but it didn’t last too long.

Yesterday we went to her barn since it was her normal lesson day, and I got to ride as well. I have ridden there once before last July. I rode an Appy named Pip, who was still a bit green. He was the complete opposite of Snowy! We worked mostly in the trot trying to get him to relax. I have never used the half halt more in one ride! At one point I came into the middle of the arena and worked him on circles. It took a while, but he finally began relaxing, giving us a nice hunter frame.

After working on the flat, the group began single fences. I popped over a cross rail first and then worked over some of the gates. Because Pip was still a bit green and still tense the trainer had me ride into the fences at a trot and then bring him back down to a trot after them. He did very good over all the fences. Then after going over single fences we did some lines. Finally we put it all together to make a course. I had a lot of fun at the lesson! I found out that I definitely need to hit gym though!! I’m out of shape. Pilates here I come!

Today we went to the Tack Room because my friend and I were both in need of half pads. I decided on the Roma Merino Sheepskin half pad because it is really nice and affordable. Sadly they didn’t have the Roma ones, so I’m going to have to order it. I ended up getting a few other things that I needed instead. Overall I had an awesome spring break and am dreading the Monday back to school!

This is a video of the course we rode. Watch it in HQ, it looks a ton better!


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I am so glad that you had a good time while you were with us. I hope that you can come to one of the PSJ shows and observe very soon. I also hope that you will come and spend more time with us so that you can take lessons at Pinewood more consistently.

Comment by Marcy

Thanks, I had so much fun! If I don’t have exams in the last week in May I’m pretty sure I can go to the PSJ show with you guys 😀

Comment by palmettosnowshoes

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