The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.


Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cantering in the field

Here is Gilly doing a medium trot; he can do much better but was really tired from all the work we did today. Lots and lots of cantering, some 20 meter circles at the canter. Me on him, wow! He is a hard horse to ride because of all the suspension he has and trying to ride a trot or canter in a circle has been hard. But today I did pretty well, we need a lot of work. Where we were riding today we in our hay field, Gilly needs a lot of room to move the round pen is not the place to work. Since I don't have an arena we thought we would work in the hay field since we cut hay last week....nice. Haven't told Mike that I was working in there but I don't think we will hurt it.
I have some video of me riding him at the canter but need to edit a lot out before I post it. I am not a big fan of watching myself ride, ugh!!! And I do have some still pictures too.
The field we are in is right by the road to our house and there is no fence. I still can't believe that I am cantering him without a safety net so to speak but he is doing really well. When you set down in the saddle and stop moving he stops too, good boy!!! Oh, how I love this horse!!! :-)
~Jane and Gilly~


Jacque. said...

I, too, love this horse. He ROCKS!!!

Dusty Devoe said...

What a handsome guy your Gilly is!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Very nice! You and Gilly make a great team together.

Anonymous said...

I hope you find that the suspension is a really cool thing for a horse to have. How wonderful to canter! I'm envious! If you didn't dig up the ground too much, the hay will come back. That's where I did a lot of my riding (way back when) too.

Paint Girl said...

I think Gilly looks awesome in your video! He moves so nice! Can't wait to see you cantering!

Desert Rose said...

he ceratinly has a lot of can see it in his trot! carries himself very well!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Gilly is a handsome boy. Nice mover.

jane augenstein said...

Jacque, thanks I think he ROCKS too!
Dusty Devoe, thanks, I am kind of partial to Big Bay Boys!
Fantastyk Voyager, that's what my instructor says, we are a great team, perfect for each other!
Julie, oh, yes I love the suspension I don't want that to go away, I just want to learn how to sit it! LOL Cantering is very addictive, LOVE it. My instructor also rides in her hay field, it works!!
Paint Girl, I want to get some good video at some point of Gilly with his big trot, he was pretty tired when I filmed him this time.
Desert Rose, Gilly does have a lot of power,he just hasnt' figured out how to put it all together, we will learn.
Grey Horse Matters, thank you so much!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! He is so powerful and smooth looking. I bet he is great to ride. Lucky you! :)


ps...and he sure is a looker.


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