Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Sorry for the delay in this post... we had and still have some issues. One: Internet down, modem died. Two: poison ivy. Three: Other people on the planet are extremely inconvenient.

Now to the fun stuff:

Here is the video of our stadium jumping round.

A few things to remember please:

We were entered in the Weenie Division.

You have seen my "ring" at home and two jumps, actually we have not jumped more than one jump at a time in about 4 years. So it makes some sense that I'm finding that riding to 12 jumps challenging. Whatever. :)

Time does not count in the Weenie Division... and man are we taking our time... Booorrring. The only thrill was jump #2 where Java totally over jumped it, which made me think... hmmm. maybe we should take our time on this. That essentially made for a boring round, and Java experimenting with different front end form... or lack there of. Hey, we still had a BLAST. I wish there was a Horse Trial around here every month.

Gr. I don't now how to embed these things yet (so that you see a pretty picture instead of a link, but I'll learn), here's the link:



the7msn said...

That was f'in awesome! You and Java both seemed so calm, and the smile on your face at the end says it all. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video - it's great to see the two of you together! You look really good - she's excited and having a good time too - liked the trotting in the middle. I like how she plays a bit at the very end.

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

I thought your round was great, especially since, as you said, you don't get to practice course work at all. I think my favorite part was the very end where she played a bit - so cute!

By the way I am impressed with your ability to trot jumps. I've ridden since I was five, done the junior a/o hunters and jumpers, the big eq, etc. and I cannot for the life of me produce a decent trot fence. Still. Well these days I can't produce a decent jump at all but you know what I mean!

jill said...

Well done! You've got me thinkin about jumping again. I love it, but haven't had much opportunity. This has renewed my interest.
Java handled herself beautifully.

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

Looks like Java likes the applause! Good Job!

gtyyup said...

Very nicely done!! Loved your great big smile at the end. Java looked really great...calm & cool.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You guys looked amazing! The two of you together made those jumps look effotless. Brava!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

effortless! gah.
I saw that missing 'r' just as I hit 'publish comment. bah!