In yesterday's ride recap, I mentioned our quick and gallopy Friday morning warm up. In a fun twist, my husband joined me for day at the barn and was able to grab some quick video shots!
First up, a quick gallop with my trusty (mostly) husky sidekicks...
(I apologize, my husband tends to get distracted by the dogs when videoing...)
Go ahead and laugh at my "gallop" in dressage length stirrups, complete with swan neck spurs and a dressage whip. That takes skill, kids. And core strength. So much core strength. I do not recommend. If I was going any faster than a big canter, I'd have been so unstable.
We did a couple of passes in the field before calling it a day. (And aren't those fields amazing? And the footing?!) On one pass, my husband captured this amazingly hilarious blooper...
(No dogs were harmed ... much ... in the making of this video.)
Poor Sonka! He was a little stiff for a minute or two, but quickly worked out of it. So, it's okay to laugh away. Silly dog had grass and mud stuck in his collar for most of the day!
Did you guys get to celebrate the holiday in an equestrian way? Anyone get to go galloping?
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