Wednesday, 11 July 2012

First Baby Cross Country Adventure!

Well, more like popping over some rather large logs that we found lying around the farm and putting them in a kind of course, but it's better than what we had before!

Please pardon the downcast photos, we have a rather large fire to the east of us and the wind was blowing the smoke all over.  Luckily it wasn't too bad, just enough to make it a little "foggy" and keep the bugs off (always a bonus).  My gracious SO came out tonight, so we have some shots of us actually jumping. 

Intro to our fences, he sniffed it then over he went

Off we go!

Or not... darn bending lines!

There we go!  And he's actually jumping, not just striding over.

Single log fence after a sharp turn.

I love this horse.

You may notice, we have a canter!!!!  It's not the greatest in the world, but salvageable.  I need to really sit up between fences to keep him together (particularly on the left lead) or else he'll just fall apart running along on his forehand.  Trot-canter-trot transitions are in our future.  Was so proud of my boy tonight, he was incredible, locking in on each fence as we came along (had issues with the left bending line, but got it in the end), no hesitation, just went on over.


  1. Very fun! I feel your pain on the fire front--we have bunches right now.

  2. It is brutal. I'm not used to fire season (used to live in Nova Scotia) so when the smoke is very thick, my eyes water profusely.