Cantering is hard to do...
Anyone else have the joy of learning to canter on a nappy little pony beast who thinks trotting a million mph is a WAY better plan than actually cantering? Me neither actually-- I learned to canter on an ex-race horse who liked to gallop off for funsies. But, I have taught many people to canter on Woody who *insists* that the aid and the use of seat be perfect before he will canter off. It's pretty frustrating for all involved.Uploaded by morgane at 01:30 on 27 April 2016
Mon 19 January 2015
...And I haven't updated this news feed since 2013. Oops. I suppose I'll give you all a brief run down on all the excitement that is my life (I know you are just GIDDY with anticipation). Louis and I are still in the great state of Nevada. Louis is doing well and I am still working on my MBA (very slowly to be sure) and figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. I occasionally worry about that whole growing up thing but figure I've got plenty of time for it to happen. I'm currently teaching and doing dressage training along with some more commercial and freelance graphic/art work. It's been a lot of fun and through this site I've been able to connect with some really great people so cheers to that!
Regarding my horses, The Beastlet (For Willie) turns 5 this summer and we may try for the 5 year-old tests this year. If he's ready then super and if not we will probably push on towards second level. The Paintlet (Major Storm) won the USDF (APHA) All Breed Grand Champion award at PSG last year. I am so proud of him and so grateful to his owner, Michele, for letting me work with him. He did one show at the end of last year at I1 and will continue that this year. If he seems comfortable with it we may push for I2. How far he goes will be entirely based on what he tells me he can handle. If this is his peak than that's fine with me; the little guy has already given me so much more than I could have ever anticipated. Woody, the star of my comics for all intents and purposes, is just as grumpy and food motivated as ever. The little man is still helping people learn the ropes of riding but he is slowing down a bit. As a result he's been enjoying more time in the sunshine and extra cookies.
In line with most New Year cliches I am hoping to make 2015 a banner year and I wish the same for all of you out there taking the time to read this update and my comics. Thank you for all your support and helping me share my work with equestrians near and far.