Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pivot Divots

Sometimes all the stars align.  Or more specifically, sometimes a horse is alert and engaged and totally in tune with a handler and the handler has total control over every inch of a horse's body, maneuvering the horse effortlessly though a series of choreographed movements....

Perhaps someday that will actually happen to us, right?  Ha!

In the mean time, I like to celebrate the small victories of our showmanship practice....

Like when that right hind augers itself a hole and my own footpath (mostly) resembles a circle, all while we both remain relaxed and confident.  These two photos were not from the same day, the full circle is from a few months ago when I was giddy-as-a-schoolgirl to find a freshly dragged (drug?) arena. The closeup is from this week.... and it wouldn't be a picture of Junior if there wasn't some hair missing...  


  1. Those are nice! It's always a good feeling when you look down and see divots!! :)

  2. Nice! I'm not great at showmanship turns - I need to practice more...but I don't have an indoor. Guess I should go practice in the snow. :-(