Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday Snippets: Vol 2

Whee!
This week, I go for another fun "Saturday Snippet". This one harkens back to September of this year, on a visit with Jan. I put Jan on Pig, and myself on Bast. We headed out into the field to both enjoy a ride in the cooler shade of the upper pasture, and to get some fun video and photos of Bast galloping under saddle like a pro.

The fact that it was about 900 thousand degrees outside probably helped me get Bast galloping without too many losses of control. The hills probably helped, too.
But honestly he's just been so much more solid since recovering from his ulcers. Even when he does bolt, he's easily brought back and put into work. He's even so much better, I've contemplating teaching him some eventing!
First XC jump!
I did do a lot of work out in the field before Jan came out, though. I needed to make sure Bast would be sane. He impressed me from day one. For a reformed bolter with separation anxiety issues, this is a huge accomplishment!
Seriously just the best little horse.
But, of course. I had to make Jan go galloping, too!
Go Pig and Jan!
Can we talk about how awesome my baby horse is doing? Jan canters away on Pig, leaving Bast alone. The only thing he does is wiggle a bit. Absolutely no tantrum throwing. Again, the heat of the day probably helped, but I was so tickled!
#gogalloping #withasterid

16 comments:

  1. Many green. Much bright. Very wow.

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  2. SO FUN! Hey, using the heat to your advantage is a pro move! Also, I got really excited when you talked about cross training him:)

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    1. Haha. It's a new move for me. Pig was never, ever, effected by the heat. He's basically a camel. Bast quickly tires out in the heat. It's kind of awesome.

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    1. It's so important to keep things fun for them (and us!)

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  4. Look at you guys go!! I love Bast over that little log!

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  5. you fill me with hope for my ulcer treatment prognosis. I just love that you're out galloping around on him after he had such a bolting problem.

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    1. For some reason I found it much easier to start galloping him in the open. Less of a chance of losing control and going through a fence. ;)

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  6. Yay! He could have a future in XC :D Also I am jealous of your Big Open Green Fields. We have none of those things lol

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    1. I don't know if I want to do eventing with him. We'll see!! And come visit ;)

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