Gen WORKED!

Sort of. Well I call it work. It is more than he has had to do in over 2 and a half years. I was so worried about him hurting himself again! As you can hear from the video, at one point I started shaking I was so scared. I am happy to report that Gen was a total ALL STAR! I could not have asked for a better behaved pony! Notice the side reins, even loose, are there to remind Gen he is a working boy now. I never thought I would see my horse in a bridle again, let alone marching around the ring like a working boy. I am so happy right now! This gives me hope that maybe I could ride Gen again someday…maybe. I am still nervous. His leg was fine. So I have decided to go ahead and try this again and see how it goes. If it goes well I think Gen might be getting lunged 2 days a week. We will see though. I don’t want to push it or do anything that might hurt him. So now onto the boring videos. I am so happy they are boring!

As you can see in the last one he is FINE…my nerves at that point…not so much by the end. Hahahaha.

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10 thoughts on “Gen WORKED!

  1. HOLY HANNAH!!!
    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU TWO!!!!!!!

    OTB he looks great!! And he looks HAPPY 🙂 !!!

    This is SO blasted exciting! Cool timing too huh, with both of us slipping our boys back into a bit of work?

    Fingers crossed that he works smooth and well, and has no issues at all with a bit of work!!!!!

  2. He looks so happy! I think he was bored without a job. Just smile and enjoy! Maybe one day you will be able to get on and walk around a little! 🙂 What an exciting thought!

    Nice riding ring! That is a part of Hill farm we haven’t seen before!

  3. is that your trainer commenting???? I LOVE HER!!!! She is so patient and soothing with you. I would like to keep her in my pocket please?

    He looked GREAT!

  4. beth – I know! That is my trainer…who is currently 8 months pregnant. I love her and have trained with her for like 13 years or something crazy like that. I was the one that made her start riding Dressage and now she has her sights set on Devon next fall. She is very soothing and very knowledgeable…the perfect combo.

  5. I think he looks great and happy to have a job again. If you keep him on a 20 meter circle and the draw reins loose on both sides I’m sure he will be fine as you build his muscle back up. He looks calm and I like that he halts when asked. Nice job.

  6. That is so cool! I hope you can keep working with him! He is one nice looking fellow – I think that is one of the first times I’ve seen his whole body. He sure looks good considering he hasn’t been worked in a couple of years.

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