My $3.00 jumps!
(please pay no attention to my hillbilly landscaping and yard....it's a work in progress people!!)
|I found a pvc pipe in the pile of garbage that came with our house...So I decided to put it to use!|
|The rails that came with the jumps were only 5ft long :-( so I made due by making some baby cross rails. |
(Ignore my hillbilly barn that needs paint!!)
|Someone put A LOT of time into these bad boys.|
|I love that the horses are sorta art deco-y|
|This "paint" set of standards was different on each side.|
|my beautifully maintained arena....joking, joking...|
|I like this one because it looks like Piney.|
|Hey look it's my house! AND badly maintained yard! Don't judge...|
|The cross rails were hand painted too.|
|Custom hand painted jump standards that somoene put so much time and effort into.|
So that was why I just wanted to have a quick, easy, light ride and introduce him to his new best friends. When I got on and started to walk around my "arena" he was very cautious of the monsters lurking in the arena with us. They were obviously put there to eat him. But after about 30 seconds of cautious and very carfully studying the new monsters he realized they were harmless and he went on with his life.
Piney was a champ and went over everything I pointed him at. We took everything at the walk and a little trotting. Now, he didn't do it gracefully and knocked everything down. Really horse? Can't even pick up those feet 6 inches? We've got work to do. Plenty of work to do. Most thoroughbreds I'v encountered get fresher the longer you leave them. First ride after a month off is usually a "hang on to your hat" sort of ride. I apparently, own the only thoroughbred in the world that gets slower the longer you leave him. In fact he's the only horse I've EVER met that has this problem. Oh well...I guess I shouldn't complain too much he is the sweetest damn horse on the planet.
So anyways our ride was quick and painless. I love my new jumps and can't wait to use them more!