Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Progressions and Overexcitement.

Well new year, fresh start..... you know...all that jazz.

BUT!!

More important is the progress me and fancy pants have been making as of late.
I've really been cracking down on the fact that she cannot flip a shit everytime we do a transition. That just can't happen, so we've been doing canter-trot transitions till the cows come home. And i might be getting a little too excited about them...
And by that i mean everytime we did a really good one there might or might not have been squealing and dancing.....maybe.
Which garnered lots of attention from the poor western riders around the barn, actually i take that back.
Which garnered lots of attention from the poor western all the poor riders around the barn. No one could figure out what i was so excited about. Because i mean i'm doing second level dressage edging into third level and i'm flipping out because my horse went from canter to trot!!

But when you really think about it, its true! it is funny that we get so excited over such small victories. But dressage is all about humility and if you can't squeal and dance over a canter-trot transition then Dammit!! Dressage would be the worst sport ever!!
I relish my squealing dancing time...

The other big news is the search for Indie's fancy smancy new double bridle :)
I think i've picked it out too, its the Padded Crown Swedish Weymouth Bridle from Dressage Extensions, at first i was scared to look there because they do kind of have a reputation for being very expensive, however i was pleasantly surprised to find that they had some of the cheaper weymouth bridles.  And my favorite part of this bridle is it has lots of padding on the crown piece and not the browband. I mean... what?!?! padding on the browband?? Most browbands don't even touch the horse's head, and these bridle makers are sooo excited that the browband is padded? i just don't understand. Someone please enlighten me...

5 comments:

Dressager said...

Yeah... I was very happy to get a Micklem that was padded where it actually TOUCHED the horse's head. Browbands lol. Don't even need them, really.

I am LOLing imagining that triumphant moment of... trot-canter-trot. HOLY TRANSITIONS BATMAN!

Paigley said...

i was so suprised that so many bridles have padded BROWBANDS.... i rode for two years without a browband on a normal dressage bridle, granted it looked really funny but the bridle worked just fine...

QUICK ROBIN!! PRACTICE YOUR TRANSITIONS BACK TO THE BATCAVE!!! AND LEG YIELD TO AVOID THE EVIL-DOERS OF GOTHAM CITY!!

Ruffles said...

lol I had to laugh when I read about your squealing/dancing. I do exactly the same thing.

Megan said...

I pretty sure I squeal going over jumps sometimes if my horse (who is just learning) is going particularly well. Or if I have a particularly good pattern, especially when I used to show showmanship (the good patterns were a little hard to come by).

Paigley said...

i squeal ALL the time XD and then take "walk breaks" AKA Dance timee!!!