Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jumping Clinic.

We signed up for this clinic way back, but unfortunately Max was diagnosed with chronic Lyme a week before it. Luckily the clinician brought three of her own horses! I had the privilege of riding her gorgeous chestnut quarter horse named Solo. He has a pretty rad registered name too - Unorthodox Jukebox!

Whaddya know..a Max look-alike!

I have to admit I was quite nervous at first. Solo felt completely different from Max. For one he was taller (even though he's 15.2 hands..and Max is 15.3...odd!). His saddle felt super slippery and boy was he forward, and bumpy! I guess I've been spoiled by Max's cushion-like suspension.

But this horse knew his stuff and after a few stumbly bits, my trust in him grew. Instead of micro-managing, like I tend to do, I learned to trust and let go. It was just a blast!!

I also got to ride my handsome boy before the clinic so it really is a cup-runneth-over type of day!

Enjoying some light exercise in the sun


  1. so awesome that you got to ride after all - that grid looks like a lot of fun!!

  2. Yeah! Kinda sad Max couldn't go. . But next time. It was really fun all the same. Can't wait to go again haha!

  3. It's awesome that you were still able to participate in the clinic!!