Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hey everyone!! Things have been busy as usual. Getting presents bought and wrapped before the big day. Taking care of the animals and riding Possum, plus trying to squeeze in running 3 times a week atleast and working. It's a lot on my plate now especially with juggling finances which is always a stressor. But on a good note we had our barn Christmas party this past weekend and it was a blast!!! Everyone had a great time and there was lots of yummy food and also games on horse back.

We had our famous jump-off competiton, or as many like to call it "jump till you die" contest hahaha. Possum and I did really well. I was so proud of my horse. We were one of the last horse and rider combos at the end and cleared 4'10". We attempted 5'1" twice and knocked it down. But Possum made a great effort and after reveiwing the tapes I believe that if we took off 6 inches before we had we might have squeaked over it. But he mad an enormous effort and didn't even bat an eye at the height. I was totally satisfied wiht our jumping efforts. The jump-off ended in a 3 way tie with three of us making it over 4'10" and nothing higher.

Below are some jumps and stuff from the competition. PLease note that I was not winning any points on style for this. I have a tendency on higher jumps to lift my horse up and over them which you will see in a few of the pics hahaha. I also did wear a helmet just in case which made me feel a little more secure. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

That pony really "Attacks" the jumps doesn't he! Just look at those ears NO FEAR.

sidetracked said...

U have to know Possum to understand his facial expressions. He does really attack the jumps, big or small he pins his ears back and almost snarls at them. For someone who doesn't know him they might think he doesn't like it, but he basically drags me to the jumps, it's kinda funny.

cdncowgirl said...

Sounds like a blast! Hope you have a great Christmas and New Years :)

Leah Fry said...

Good to hear from you — Merry Christmas!

Rachel said...

Sheesh! That looks like so much fun... if you've got guts, which I dont and you obviously do :)

Stephanie said...

Those are some cool pictures! Man I hands sweated just looking at those first couple real high ones.

I so admire you for being able to do that - in my mind I would be screaming "YOUR BACK YOUR BACK CAREFUL WITH THE BACK!" I'd probably freak my horse out before I every got to the jump. LOL!

Have a Great New Year's!!!