Saturday, June 19, 2010

Canter, Please Go Canter

I don't have much time to write because I have to dash off to work all night, but I had to share that I rode today. No one was at the barn and I really got to concentrate on working with Granite. I wore my tall boots for the 3rd time and they have finally stretched enough that they are comfortable! Granite was so very good. We worked on transitions. His walk-to-trot transition is pretty bad. It takes us 10-15 steps before he figures out what I want most times. He ends up going slower and stopping. I think its mainly a communication issue. I must not be asking as clearly as Becky does. She is out of town for the weekend, but I'm going to ask her about it.
The big news of our ride is that I cantered for the first time. Granite has such a huge stride. I swear we got around the big arena in four strides :) Its not the flattest kneed canter in the world but it is very much a ground covering rocking horse canter. I was grinning ear-to-ear and wishing someone were there to document it for me.
My new camera DID come in this week however and I took some photos for you!!!
I work 6 hours tonight and 12 tomorrow then leave for NYC on Thursday, so I may be scarce, but I won't forget about ya'll :) (I also forsee myself quitting that horrible job soon, broke or not-- Its not worth it and I will figure something else out).
Fresh out of the pasture
Time to Go!

Bath Time!

Mom, Must you hose off my face too??

Best Barn Mutt Ever!


  1. Yah! I love pictures. He is super cute and I am glad you had a nice ride.

  2. what a cutie! The first canter sounded like a success! Our first canter did not last long enough to get around an arena so congrats!

  3. Hooray! First canter is soooo exciting. Have fun on your (much needed) vacation.

  4. First Canter!!!! How fun :) Congrats girl!

  5. eeeee first canter!!! wonderful!! Congrats and your baby giant boy is sooo freakin cute.

  6. Yay that is exciting! He's such a beautiful boy-congrats!

  7. Sounds very fun indeed!Good job!
    Thanks for the photo show too!Gotta love that!

  8. Great Pictures! I'm happy to hear of his lovely canter, he sounds like alot of fun.

  9. Oh yay! Its letting me post a comment! I've had technical difficulties as of late... sorry yall.

    Thanks for all the comments! The canter was phenomenal! It was one of those moments that make the 70 hour work weeks and the ramen noodles and the stressss totally worth it. I remember why I do it and why I am horse crazy, and granite crazy!

    Thanks for the compliments on my handsome man as well. Despite that horrible summer coat color, he is quite a looker!

    And YES, I will enjoy that vacation! Wahoooo!