"Bits and response time in the real world of cross country galloping and jumping----Gotta love Denny! lol. I don't agree 100% with everything he posts but probably about 99% and his facebook posts are always interesting and often funny.
There are realists and theorists in this world, and the theorists will look you right in the eye, and declare, with all the fervor of an evangelist, that every horse, properly trained and ridden, should be light and obedient in a plain snaffle.
To which I would respond, "Here, Sonny, are the reins to old Thunderball. There is the cross country course. Please demonstrate your theories in real time."
(And see if you can get him to make out the life insurance policy in your name before he leaves the starting box.)
Because this is a war zone, not a dressage arena, and the rules and theories which apply in one are not always the same when blood runs high, teeth are bared, and the adrenaline is pumping.
Use a bit that damn well works, when you sit up and say, "Whoah, nice horsie" would be my advice.
Or have a wreck, whatever floats your boat." ~Denny Emmerson
|Random, cute puppy pic. Pixel does not know she is supposed to be a cold loving dog!|
|Loki trying out his new blanket.|
We do try to hack out when the ground/weather isn't too bad. The last time we did Loki acted like he hadn't seen open trail in eons and did this fun canter buck move for about a third of the ride. I know he is as bored as I am and I do try to vary our routine but dang I can't wait for spring to get here!
What are you guys doing to alleviate the winter duldrums?