Calm, Forward, Straight

Calm, Forward, Straight

Sunday, May 1, 2011

In the Arena #73 - You are the sunshine of my life...

Best. ride. ever.

Hands down. Happy snorting pony. Zero steering issues. Contact, softening, leg yields, serpentines... etc. Fun! It wasn't even what we did, but how we did it. I rode with something approaching subtlety and tact, and my horse so appreciated it, rewarding me with his willing cooperation. Balance and self carriage are in our grasp. (add a thousand smiley faces here)

Once again I am reminded - if I can get / keep my act together... focus + concentration, tempered by relaxation - Val will gladly give me 100%. (And lots of nibbly grooming while we un-tacked!) I love you Valentino!!

16 comments:

achieve1dream said...

Gorgeous picture of him. This post just brightens my day. I'm so happy you had such an amazing ride. :D

Amy said...

YAY!!! So happy for you and Val.

Kate said...

Lovely picture and wonderful post - glad things are going so well!

Dom said...

Huzzah!

Wolfie said...

YAY!!!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Perfect! Your happiness really shines through in this post. Love the picture too.

Barbara said...

Lovely.

allhorsestuff said...

This is the best! You and Val are sure making great"strides"!

I'm trying to catch myself up on all the goodness here ~

Allison said...

I am so happy for you! I had a great day with Dream, too. I posted with the tag 'breakthrough' and then came over here and saw you did the same thing! :-) many smiles

Carol said...

Yeah!!! Fantastic. It's so great that everything is coming together. Wish I could remember to ride with tact and subtlety all the time. They really appreciate it. Great photo.

Sarah said...

What fun!! Good boy Val, good job you! :)

jill said...

Good for you!

smazourek said...

Aw :)

Subtlety and tact, two things I could use a little of too. Sounds like you're on your way though.

Michelle said...

I love the photo! What a beautiful boy. Isn't it so great when we have those kinds of rides! Good for you.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I sense a little elation. ;}

Victoria Cummings said...

Now that's what we all like to hear! And Val looks so beautiful in that photo. Here's to more days like this one.

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