2019 Hacking/Riding Thread

GaryB

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Another busy weekend for me. Our groom was away so it was an early start both days to help YO turnout and muckout. On Saturday this was followed by a SJ clinic as nearby Applecross. My OH is still crocked after her op so this was the first time I have taken Harvey out on my own. He seemed to realise I was a bit tense and was on his best behaviour. He went well and we jumped up to 95cm.

On Sunday we got on well with out jobs and YO decided to go and jump at Weston Lawns so I invited myself along and another livery came too. Fun to watch but too big for me! After getting back a nice hack round with a fellow livery and then a visit to look after my foster ponies. They have a new field with lots of grass so I wasn't as popular as I normally am when I am feeding them!

Harvey's breakfast was too late for him again, so the rugs were thrown on the floor


Foster pony enjoying the grass



Not sure if this will work, but if it does its a video of me flapping around the 85cm course
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nXR9Sdw/0/ef374c2c/1280/i-nXR9Sdw-1280.mp4


Hacking
1 hour
3.5 miles

Schooling
1 hour

Totals
Schooling
27 hours 20

Hacking
234.5 miles
60 hours 45
 

Native Lover

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Well we hacked further this yesterday evening across the road....down the tracks. Then along the riverbank. We were out over an hour if was fabulous. I felt wonderful out and about again after our break from riding.... we went out with 3 fell ponies. The sun was shining, swans on the river.... no mishaps all safely home again.

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Huggy

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Another busy weekend for me. Our groom was away so it was an early start both days to help YO turnout and muckout. On Saturday this was followed by a SJ clinic as nearby Applecross. My OH is still crocked after her op so this was the first time I have taken Harvey out on my own. He seemed to realise I was a bit tense and was on his best behaviour. He went well and we jumped up to 95cm.

On Sunday we got on well with out jobs and YO decided to go and jump at Weston Lawns so I invited myself along and another livery came too. Fun to watch but too big for me! After getting back a nice hack round with a fellow livery and then a visit to look after my foster ponies. They have a new field with lots of grass so I wasn't as popular as I normally am when I am feeding them!

Harvey's breakfast was too late for him again, so the rugs were thrown on the floor


Foster pony enjoying the grass



Not sure if this will work, but if it does its a video of me flapping around the 85cm course
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nXR9Sdw/0/ef374c2c/1280/i-nXR9Sdw-1280.mp4


Hacking
1 hour
3.5 miles

Schooling
1 hour

Totals
Schooling
27 hours 20

Hacking
234.5 miles
60 hours 45
Well, get that bloody breakfast on time, dammit! AND - not content with shaming me with all the lovely pics, now you've got videos too - if they had a crying emoji, I'd use it. Lovely to see Harvey in action though, (she said grudgingly.) ;) Actually, how did you do the vid?
 

Huggy

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Well we hacked further this yesterday evening across the road....down the tracks. Then along the riverbank. We were out over an hour if was fabulous. I felt wonderful out and about again after our break from riding.... we went out with 3 fell ponies. The sun was shining, swans on the river.... no mishaps all safely home again.

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Lovely. It really is the best way to end a day.
 

Huggy

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Off on holiday on Thursday, so last ride before that today. My heart sank as I rode down the lane, as I could see cows in the inclosure. Shouldn't have worried - such a good boy. We took a route we haven't done that often, and passed within 40 ft of 3 cows, and after a death stare, he moved on beautifully. Am going to get to grips with doing more with him when we get back. Hopefully just a week of being away won't undo what we've done.
 

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Off on holiday on Thursday, so last ride before that today. My heart sank as I rode down the lane, as I could see cows in the inclosure. Shouldn't have worried - such a good boy. We took a route we haven't done that often, and passed within 40 ft of 3 cows, and after a death stare, he moved on beautifully. Am going to get to grips with doing more with him when we get back. Hopefully just a week of being away won't undo what we've done.
Enjoy your week off, I'm sure he'll be just fine when you get back :)
 
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I havent vids but I am rejoining the ranks of NR hackers. I have another Irish mare to share, very like my previous but younger, smaller and not so grumpy. Was taken on some massive vigorous hacks with her at the height of the heat wave but now we are on our own and I am one happy granny.
 

GaryB

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I had the whole week off mostly looking after OH who is recovering from her op. On Tuesday I nipped out for a quick schooling session - mostly on moving Harvey forward a bit in canter.

On Thursday my local bridleway group had an escorted ride. I have been a member for over 2 years but this was the first ride I have managed to get to. There were only 4 of us and we had a great time. We hacked for over 10 miles and had some nice canters. I was asking where the others were from and one of the horses actually lives in the field almost opposite Harvey so I may have a new riding friend :)

Sadly when we got back the the yard my lorry broke down again - it would start after unloading and had to be towed back to its space - this meant my planned fun ride for Sunday was off.

On Saturday I supervised our groom riding and then had a hack round with another livery. Sunday was a trip to watch YO jumping and then another nice hack around

3 of my hacking group (already in the public domain so I'm happy to post here)



Our route (well most of it - I forgot to start the tracker!)


Schooling
30 minutes

Hacking
17 miles
4.5 hours

Totals
Schooling
27 hours 50

Hacking
252 miles
65 hours 15
 

Native Lover

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Back out this evening for around an hour or so went further ached less.... I am getting braver each hack which is making me a better braver rider I think I am less scared on the road now.... we have to pass a small village school where children are often playing footy..... butthe ponies don’t mind to be honest we hardly ever get a spook. I know I am so , so lucky to have Melody to ride. ❤❤❤❤
 

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Back from hols, so up the field at 7.30 this morning to go out. Decided on an easy route, and lo! Big bloody white horned cows, AND donkeys, everywhere! Huffy puffy, prancy dancy, eyes on stalks and grew to 16 hh. Got off, walked past - totally fine :mad:. Got back on, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I'm making a mental note of logs etc. that I can use to mount from, and avoid the fat tummy saddle slip lol. All that aside, it was lovely to come back to this:Screenshot_20190913-113202_Gallery.jpgScreenshot_20190913-113208_Gallery.jpgScreenshot_20190913-113139_Gallery.jpg
 

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Back from hols, so up the field at 7.30 this morning to go out. Decided on an easy route, and lo! Big bloody white horned cows, AND donkeys, everywhere! Huffy puffy, prancy dancy, eyes on stalks and grew to 16 hh. Got off, walked past - totally fine :mad:. Got back on, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I'm making a mental note of logs etc. that I can use to mount from, and avoid the fat tummy saddle slip lol. All that aside, it was lovely to come back to this:View attachment 99795View attachment 99796View attachment 99797
Yes beautiful lad - bet you were so pleased to be back with him!
Well done for staying sane near the cows though - not sure I would - I'd be like Scooby Doo and Shaggy I think!!!