Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday Video Break and Bloopers

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?

21 comments:

  1. LOL... he's like "I'm galloping but I still look like a fancy dressage horse!"

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    1. I think he's beginning to become resigned to his lot in life. ;)

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  2. Your dogs are gorgeous! And no laughing here, you guys looked good out there.

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    1. Aw thanks! I seem to have a thing for high strung animal breeds. ;)

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  3. Sooooooooooonkaaaaaaaaa noooooooooooooo! LOL

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    1. That's just the one field. There's another behind it. And another behind that. And another. And another. And another... You get it. ;)

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  5. So jealous of that field!!! We have a small hill that I "gallop" up maybe once a week or so. And by gallop, I mean get in two point in my dressage saddle and canter fast. haha. And I LOLd at poor Sonka. It happens.

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    1. Yessss! Hooray fellow dressage 2pointer

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  6. bahah poor Sonka! Just didnt want to get left behind!

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    1. He's got 99 problems, and a ditch IS one...

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  7. Kenai is pleased to know he isn't the only clumsy husky.

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    1. Sonka runs into doors and chairs when he gets too excited. He's so brilliant.

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  8. I nearly always warm up in my neighbor's hay field, it's so awesome! Coming from a western and dressage-only background, I didn't actually know that galloping like that was harder. I always figured it was way harder to gallop around while hovering above those little postage stamp sized saddles than it was to sit down in the saddle and go. LOL!

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    1. Iiiiiiiiinteresting! But yeah, when you really get going the horse's body moves so much, it's easier to hover/balance above it. Their backs move less at a full out gallop than their sides.

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