Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Junior's 11th Birthday

Look what the handsome Birthday Boy got for his special day!!!!


It even looks nice without the party hat. :)


It's a touch darker than my saddle since the saddle I was comparing it to in the store was a little older, but it still looks very nice and now that I've seen it on him I'm convinced it was a good choice. And it was on sale. Woot! Plus, they'll make me a 2nd ear piece if I decide I can't live without one. :)

And to say thank you for the pretty headstall (and probably not for posting pictures of him wearing a stupid party hat) he gave me this:


THAT, if you are unfamiliar, is the foot pattern of a darn near perfectly executed pivot on the hindquarters to the right, complete with deep center circle where is inside hind hoof did not budge and the front feet moved in a circle around it. We did a few really good ones today and one darn near good one the other direction. Progress.

Happy Birthday Junebug!

9 comments:

  1. Aww happy bday Jr!! Too cute with the party hat! The headstall looks nice too, good choice! And WAY TO GO on the showmanship pivot! Thats fantastic!!

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  2. Thanks, Nina!

    I guess I should have clarified this was actually a mounted pivot. :) We've had the SMS pivots down for a while and when I started using the same audible cue in the saddle he started to put the two together. He's just starting to get consistent with the maneuver while mounted.

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  3. Aww well then kudos to you on that as well!!! Milo-face is still solidifying that in our turnarounds...but he has en excuse with his hocks.

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  4. Happy birthday to a wonderful boy - great pictures!

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  5. He's coming into the prime of his life! Jr's new bling suits his head, and will look nice with your new saddle digs.

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  6. Kewl! And you went with Option C. I think it looks terrific... Happy Birthday, Junior! Your momma loves ya!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Junior! Love that bridle! That was absolutely my favorite of the lot.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Junior! He looks adorable in his party hat! :)

    The bridle looks really good on him, too. I think you made a good choice!

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