|Yup. Mare is Boss. Me? we can discuss it later..|
I know I've seen the mare every day... and I'm pretty sure she was a good girl for most of it. I'm also pretty sure she was a twit for some of it.. but the details are escaping me.
Aside from a few standout events.
1) P2 learned how to sit down in the crossties. It took lots and lots of training, but I finally got her to "sit" on command. Assuming the "command" is clippers on her bridle path. (dammit). Never fear. Due to sturdy German engineering, the pretty new halter survived. The cheap crossties... not so much.
2) SUPERMOM!!!!! Supermom came to visit. You might remember from previous visits that along with consuming wine/champagne/snacks, when Supermom comes someone usually gets their ass kicked. (the someone is usually P1..) But this time she came armed with her camera and we had a total Glamour Shot session with P2.
3) we rode... several times? This is where my memory fails me. I know that we had one great ride, one annoying ride, and one ass kicking ride that resulted in P2 remembering how to sit down on her butt (not like in the crossties, but in the good sit-down-lift-dressagey way). So, for lack of interesting details we will just go back to item numero dos.
2) (again). So, after a round (or two) of mimosas Supermom and I headed out to the barn to play with P2 and see how much of a supermodel she can be (assuming the correct angles on her ears).
We had a blast. Thanks to some good coaching/suggestions, Supermom captured some absolutely AWESOME shots of me and the mare. She's got some serious talent. If anyone in the Puget Sound region needs portraits of their beast, I highly recommenced you check out her site Impact Decynes & Photography.
The mare and I had fun. Prairie got her face stuffed with treats as a reward for snuggling with me and putting her ears forward, so I'm pretty sure she thinks this is the best workout ever. So without further ado, here are a few teasers. Expect to see nothing but these photos on the blog for... a while :)
|She looks all sweet, but she's hunting for cookies..|
|love this one. her head looks dainty!|
|Ears forward courtesy of Dad and a giant bag of cookies|
|Mare was not excited about bareback...|
|not sure what the heck her human is doing...|
|If we were jumping this is the perfect "what's my course" shot...|
|seeing all her toes off the ground like this makes me feel better about struggling with a sitting trot...|
|playing with lengthenings|
Yup. She's a supermodel. I can't stop flipping through all the pics and I really can't pick a favorite... which means that The Boy is slowly coming to terms with the fact that our house my just get wallpapered in a ga-zillion giant prints of me and the mare... it could be worse right?