Monday, August 25, 2014

From Unbroken to Greenie

Trainer J had to cancel on Friday to work with baby Luxxx and rescheduled for Saturday.  I initially thought, here we go again...but she was adamant she would be here Saturday.  And she was.  I lunged him and let him get his bucks out then she hopped on.  He was walking and trotting around nicely.  J suggested that we take him out in my jump field.  He has never been out there before.  I lead him out with her on and he didn't spook and just took it all in.  I was soooo proud of him.  I promised video and I did take video but I need a new phone.  I have no storage left so I could only take a few short clips.  Then Sunday I played with a video app (great way to put off cleaning the house and laundry) and made this super cheesy video.


This at least gives an idea of how he moves.  I have to say, his gaits are lovely.  Almost too lovely to be in the jumper ring... Sigh... I do not want a hunter.  I do not enjoy the hunters.  We shall see...  This video also shows you my small, simple, and very economical jump area.  One day I will put in an all weather arena but who knows when that will be.  I like riding on grass, it is good practice for when we show on it.  I have had great success with my horses so this also shows that you don't need a high dollar arena with expensive, fancy jumps to do well.  You can achieve the same thing with being creative.  Remember my post on the pool floaties? 

Ok, back to Luxxx.  I took a couple stills from the video.

Look at his frothy lips!


Extension anyone?
I am not sure when J can come again.  We are both going to the local unrated show this weekend and she doesn't have time before then.  The plan is still to take him and hang out at the show.  Trainer N will likely get on him Friday if she has time.  I think I am going to try to climb aboard him this week.  I really wanted to Sunday while husband was home but my house was a mess and the ever growing pile of laundry had to get done.  I am so happy to say I think Luxxx is officially broken and now can be called a greenie.

13 comments:

  1. He looks great! What a good fancy baby he is!

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  2. He is soooooooooo lovely. I'll steal him for a hunter if he doesn't jive with jumperland ;)

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    1. Come to FL and take pictures and ride him all you want :-)

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  3. Sexxxy Luxxx! Looking good!

    I thought we'd move from unbroke to greenie...but think we're still in the gray zone!

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    1. He is probably still in the gray zone but maybe if I call him a Greenie I will ride him ha!

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  4. Man, he does have some really nice gaits!

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  5. yay for progressing to 'green bean' status! he really is lovely, and seems totally calm in your jump field (which looks perfectly serviceable to me, btw)

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    1. I was very pleasantly surprised how he handled it! Thank you, it works for me!

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  6. I second Lauren's opinion...he could be king of Hunterland!

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  7. He looks amazing, what a stride

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