~I'll ride anything with four legs and a tail.~
~Amy Stewart 1902~
That quote has pretty much always been my motto...jogging, bicycles, motorcycles...never been my thing. I've always said "If I can't do it with 4 legs under me, I don't wanna do it!"
Yep, the horse under all that mud from last Tuesday's post was Colt...he does clean up pretty good ;~)
|What mud? I hardly had any mud on me!|
Besides, it gives character...shows the REAL horse!
I've been busy getting ready for Session III of my Mike Bridges Project 5 clinic. For my new readers, "The Project is a 5 year study course, in which participants learn the process of Making a California Vaquero Style Bridle Horse." (quote taken from Mike Bridges website) The Project sessions are every spring and fall for 5 years. You can read more about Mike's clinics HERE.
This past winter and spring have not been very conducive to "productive" training, but it seems that everyone in the Project had the same problem. I heard through the grapevine that Mike told Project 4 participants to just do the best that you can on the "homework", and that he understood the difficulties we'd been having.
Homework...we get a list of maneuvers that we practice at home and then come back to the next session and perform them, one rider at a time. There isn't a pass or fail...you'll know if you've got it or not. But if you want to have a good bridle horse in the end, you work as hard as you can.
|Is this my better side?|
I'm leaving on Sunday and My Man'll be batchin' it for 7 days. He's totally self sufficient, and I don't have to worry about a thing when I'm gone. The fridge is stocked and hay is in the barn...that'll do!
|How 'bout this side?|
|The clouds and light were so nice...just had to play around with the camera.|
I'm finishing up the May issue of Horsefly, packing, riding...Saturday we go to a branding...daylight's burnin'...gotta go!