Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday Funday

Y'all may get sick of Prisoner pictures because Alyssa's long weekend means two more days of pictures!  Yay!  I rode him again Friday, but we just walked with a few trot circles each way.  He was in need of new shoes which actually got put on right after our ride.  Also it was his third ride in a row and he said that was an awful lot of brain work.
Smiles all the time

Work dat butt

Such fanciness 
Like I said after this ride he got his feet re-shod.  My cowboy farrier was really impressed with the quality of Prisoner's hoof wall!  Yay, winning feet! *funny aside: his one black hoof was worse than the three white hooves.  Also he stood like a gem.  I have had orangutans for the farrier for years, I could have cried at his laid back attitude.  Cowboy farrier's little 4 year old son was in end of the day rare form and Prisoner didn't even flinch at the flying roll of tape, high pitched squeaks, and general blur of blonde hair running around.
Finishing the last foot

Day after perfection
Saturday was work at the tack store, lunch and shopping (for wedding cowboy boots) with the girls, and then 4 horses in the races, so no Prisoner riding.  Sunday was just Alyssa and I at the barn (I hauled Bacon over for a visit).  The sprinklerbandit had set a course the day before so I had to jump around it.  First I coached Alyssa and Bacon through some dressage/flatwork and they finished over a course of 2'9"ish jumps.  They are a truly pleasant team to watch improve.  Then I got on P-Diddy, he was totally chill from the start!
We even trotted around while I fixed his bonnet

Looking for a jump to jump

Perfect little canter

All the loft
It was quickly getting hot so I opted for a quick warm up and made sure we had forward and back and the ability to bend.  After a week without jumps we were ready to try the course.
Cute over a cross rail

Relaxed over a vertical with flowers
He had radar ears looking for the jumps.  Warm up was difficult because he was constantly locking onto the fences!  It makes for really fun jumping though.
Relaxed over the blocks
Anyone want to kiss his nose, I do!

Like no big deal
And finally the creme de la creme
Hell yes, blue barrels like a boss!
We even cantered about half the course before having to trot to re-balance.  Also, kudos to sprinklerbandit for a great course, lots of options, fun to ride!


  1. he is SO FREAKING CUTE! and super chill!! you both look great!

    1. Thanks! His cute levels catch me off guard every day!

  2. Like a boss!
    He is such a legend ☺
    How're the Diva, Morita & Bridge doing?

    1. Gas phone spellchecker! I had typed mojito but it chose to overrule me :(
      Glad all is well with the wonder crew ☺

  3. You are so smitten! It's easy to see why though, he is adorable

  4. Awww, I heart P-Diddy! I'm not sure who I have more of a crush on, Courage or P-Diddy :)

    1. Totally unbiased opinion here, but Courage is ever so slightly cuter. :-p P-Diddy is a little too eager to please and lacks that eff you attitude that gives Courage his spark.

  5. Wow can he work the pink and purple or what!

  6. Love that last picture-so so fancy!

  7. I don't think I'll ever get tired of Prisoner pictures! P.S. Are you still going to change his name??

    1. For right now Prisoner stuck, nothing else sounded right when I said it. I seriously just keep looking at his pictures!