Saturday, November 28, 2015

the most majestic of creatures at liberty

Guys Guys GUYS!!! I can WALK!!!! Like, still with the help of crutches - but only bc my leg is a little weak and I'm a little unbalanced. But the leg can *do* it - it bears my weight now!!!! So freaking exciting, it's hard to explain. I almost feel like a whole new person. Amazing.

And as such, I managed to get in some actual quality time with my mare after Thanksgiving. She had her farrier appointment and - GASP - I could actually hold her for it!! And then I even managed to crutch down the hill with mare in tow to head into the round pen to let her move out a little bit.

I had intended to let her loose in the arena, but missed the brief window before lessons resumed again. Oh well, the round pen is fine. Not quite enough room for her to really open up, but eh, good enough.

And ya know, it was fun. Maybe silly, and maybe serving no real purpose other than putting a little cardio fitness back on the creature. But whatever. FUN. And yes these gifs and video stills are from the same exact source material. My middle name is 'media overkill.' So sue me ;)

the very prettiest

airborne! and it's my totally unbiased opinion that she's coming off her month-long vacation looking QUITE good. sure, there's no real topline... but recall there wasn't one before anyway...

that moment of suspension tho!

does anyone else's horse insist on ONLY cross cantering when on the lunge or in a round pen?!?

trit trot! haha just kidding, zoooooom!

"on the forehand wut?!?" - isabel

"uphill HUH?!?!?" - isabel

"i am ze queen of cross canter" - isabel

she thinks she's *very* impressive

zomg much fierce, so shake, very dignity!

#majesticasfuck

"i stick my tongue out in your general direction!" - isabel

clearly a wild and out of control arab haha

"i mean, i looked pretty cool tho, right?" - isabel

wild and craziness aside, she loves small children. LOVES. especially camp kids. and especially the grass directly where they are sitting

"yesssss small minions, come clooooser" - isabel

Feels so GOOD to be able to actually, ya know, DO THINGS with the horse again, even if it's a little silly. We'll be truly back in action sooooooon!!!!! :D

36 comments:

  1. Yay! That is so awesome! You are FREEEEEEE (sort of)

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  2. Hellya! Hooray for walking/being able to horse again!😁

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    1. i think she was pretty pumped to show it all off again haha

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  4. Majestic indeed! I love the light in the round pen pictures. Happy to hear that you are able to walk again :)

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    1. thanks - i thought it was super pretty in there too. too bad isabel was derping just as hard as she was posing so... the pics are a mixed bag. oh well, still fun!

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  5. Weeeee!!!!! Glad to hear you're healing quickly!!!

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    1. thank you! it's such a relief to get back to normal

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  6. Yay! She is the most majestic of creatures!

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    1. haha she was so happy to play around again i think

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  8. Woo! You'll be riding in no time :)

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    1. that's the truth! (just don't tell my doctor)

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  9. Such an Arab thing. Speedy LOVES to show me how wild and spectacular he is. if I am not standing RIGHT there, the cool moves never show up. And children? OMG - he ADORES them. Arabs are something else. :0)

    So glad to hear you're on the mend!

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    1. thanks! and she really is such a cool horse. i had about zero experience with arabs before isabel, and it was definitely a learning curve. totally worth it tho!

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  10. Yay! I am so glad that you are coming back into normal living!

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    1. thanks - meeeee tooooo. those crutches were the WORST

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  11. Yay! That's excellent news. So glad that you are getting more mobile. Love the pictures!

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    1. thanks!! it was just so fun and relaxing to get to play with the mare again, even if it was just on the ground :D

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  12. (Not sure how I missed this post before) but YAAAAAAY!! Omg Iz looks like she's having so much fun! And yes, mine insists on cross cantering at least most of the time on the lunge/ free lunging grrrr

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    1. ha she really was having so much fun - i've seen so little of her for the past month+ and i honest to god think she missed it!

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  13. Hallelujah for walking!! Looks like Izzy missed you :)

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    1. i think she did!!! i mean, it's possible that i'm imagining things, but i think she was happy to play around :)

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    1. lolz thanks. isabel is pretttttttty high up there on the safety scale in my experience... tho obvi anything can happen at any time (as evidenced by my damn broken leg haha)

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