The Joy of Flying
While Liz was here, she suggested doing a series of "glamour shots" with Pig. Since Allison's husband had done such a phenomenal job with photos last year, she knew I didn't really need more posed and quiet shots.
Instead Liz looked at me and said, "How about you take him galloping instead?"
There is nothing this horse and I enjoy more than going for a good, old-fashioned, no-holds-barred, all-out gallop across the field.
The fact that we were decked out in 100% dressage gear (complete with totally unnecessary dressage whip) did not even slow us down for a second, as this compilation of videos by Emma shows...
However, I have to recommend shortening your stirrups if you plan to blow of steam with your dressage partner. Otherwise it'll take all the ab strength you have to stay somewhat together up there.
I'd like to pretend I have something deep and meaningful to accompany these photos, but I don't.
Really, this whole post only exists to bring the glorious galloping photos Liz took and the fun video Emma captured to the wider internet.
So, Happy Friday everyone. May these captures make your day a little brighter, and inspire you to do something joyful with your horse this weekend.
Don't forget the whole point of spending time with these crazy wild creatures is for fun.
They need to have fun, just as much as we do. So get out there and find your mutual joy.
Then enjoy the hell out of your time together.
Really, though, enjoy it.
Because you know what?
These sorts of moments, where you and your horse are enjoying your life together?
Where you're both in tune with each other and totally on the same page?
|Of course, we had to do some traditional glamour shots, because he's basically the most glamorous thing.|
|In case that enjoyment wasn't obvious...|
|Who says dressage horses don't have a need for speed?|
|But do I really need to? Can't we just enjoy that happy pony face?|
|Because, honestly we need nothing more.|
|And the whole family...|
|And not just our fun...|
|And bring the dog, too!|
|But try not to poop out a husky...|
|Get out there and chase that joy.|
|Happiness is contagious.|
|Total partners in fun.|