Friday, June 29, 2012

Morgan meets Deonte

Morgan met Deonte yesterday.... Deonte is a young man I met a few years back, and comes and hangs out from time to time with us. Well... yesterday Katie was riding Garrett and I told Deonte to get on S'morgie. Morgan was awesome and they did some w/t/c and a few 18" jumps. I think Deonte might be riding Morgan alot more for me, which is great, and Katie is going to teach him to ride english (deonte's a western rider mainly)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Riding around the block,,,, bareback!

Katie was riding as I was working Morgan and pleaded with me to take them on a walk... so I popped up on him bareback and took the kids for a leisurely stroll around our 3/4 of a mile block, and Capt Morgan was calm as could be taking in all the sites, the dogs barking... kids screaming and traffic driving by. Didn't flinch at the lawn mower coming down a hill towards him or birds flying up under his nose.
Crazy OTTB...ROFL.... Morgan is my man!

Arrrrr's First Equitation Show 6/17/2012

Morgan and Katie went to their first equitation show. Part of the Triangle Show series here in the Md/De/Pa area. Katie and Morgan came away with every color except blue. The WONDERFUL part is that Morgan didn't refuse any jumps, never put a foot wrong, and stood around like he had been at shows all his life.
   Katie and Morgan had a good time, although Katie said repeatedly she was NOT a hunter princess and was only there to keep her form for tet championships in July.

   Morgan was adorable, had a fan club by the end of the day, and decided he liked gatorade. All in all, they rode wonderful, had a great day and had smiles all day long!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dressage show

I broke my maiden today in the equitation world. Katie and I went to a dressage show where we took first in Intro Test C. We had a score of 66.3
I didn't do too well in training 1... we had a score off 55.8 But we finished the test, and I was relaxed and responsive. I need to work on not being so hollow in the neck, and stretching out more. Over all mama and Katie were happy, and I had lots of hugs and scritches.
Today was a great day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Coming home!

Morgan will be coming home today from visiting Katie's trainer's farm Greenfields. Priscilla Godsoe was putting some ride time and training on him for us while we were on vacation. SO... while we were away...Morgan had a nice write up...


What's up for Katie and Morgan? Well...Katie wants to do a dressage rally for pony club with him. So Mom is making them a grass dressage ring in a small little used field. Small dressage ring regulation size. NOthing fancy.... pvc pipe and rope on grass.

They have a dressage show on March 24, 2012 at Fairwinds Stables...

Carded Judge Johanna Gwinn will be judging their two classes. This will be good prep for the dressage rally and Katie is looking forward to it.

After that...around racing they will be doing the triangle series for equitation to keep her form looking nice for jumpers. She wants to take him hunting as well... so we'll work that into the equation somewhere before the season ends~!

Stay tuned for pictures!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Another great lesson

Another great day with Ms. Marilyn. Katie is coming along great with her hands and stirrupless work. Mom took lots of pictures, and made sure that I got lots of pats. My nose was a touch sore, after all, I was beautified a week ago! I'm done with antibiotics and off the bute for pain and itchyness.
Katie rode me bareback today and popped me over a few small jumps. And we practiced my backing up. I was perfect as I cantered around the ring and stretched my legs some. I'm looking forward to maybe getting some snow!