Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Baby's Back!

I am happy to share with you that I rode baby Luxxx this past weekend and lived!!!  I have not been on him in 4 weeks.  4 weeks!!!  I was nervous, did lots of begging to baby pony not to kill me, ensured husband had paid my life insurance policy, etc.  Then I lunged him. After he looked good and tired I got on.  He only did one little spook/scoot but was otherwise pretty good.  I had to remind him what steering was and that he wasn't a giraffe.  We even cantered a little.  I still put the buck strap on him (it's essentially like the neck strap on a martingale) so if he does buck or act silly I can grab that versus his mouth.  No shenanigans from him though!

I got on again on Monday since I had off from work.  Again he was great.  He picked right back up turning, steering, bending, and leg yielding.  By the end of the ride he was actually stretching into the bridle.  His canter is A-mazing!

I'm awful at selfy taking and usually vow not to ever take one.  But I had to.  It was too exciting to be back on this babycakes!

I am hoping to keep him back in work as I have found when he is not working I want to kill him.  He becomes Luxifer.  Rears when coming in from his paddock, pulls up his stall mats, invades your personal space so bad it's almost dangerous to walk in his stall when he's in it.  So I have to do what I can to keep Luxifer at bay.

Poppy has also been a good girl.  I am 2 weeks away from going to HITS so I am stepping up my rides.  I haven't done a lot of jumping since it's so wet but fingers crossed it dries out this week.  I also didn't body clip her yet so that is on the must do list for Saturday.  I wouldn't be me if I didn't save everything for last minute.


  1. Yay Luxx! Glad he is coming along well. :-)

  2. Baby boy! Mine was awesome coming back. Then bolted last night upon mounting :/ hmmm... such are babies.

    Look forward to reading more!

  3. Luxxx > Luxifer. Glad you're riding him again!

  4. Lol Luxifer, although it's a fab nickname I hope he stays away. Best of luck prepping for HITS, I cannot wait to read all about it ☺

  5. yay glad Luxxx was so good!!! super excited about HITS too haha