"Look back at our struggle for freedom,

Trace our present day's strength to it's source;

And you'll find that man's pathway to glory

Is strewn with the bones of the horse."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Back from florida

Well I went home early from florida because of course I couldn't miss fathers day! I was there for 3 weeks interning for Mirka Pitts. I have learned more then I ever thought I would, Mirka is one of the best teachers! it's like I got a private lesson from her everyday.

Everyday I rode 8 horses, and depending on wether or not Mirka's husband wanted me to ride an extra one, so sometimes I rode 9 horses a day. I started 3 horses while I was down there and it was pretty incredible, I started tobasco, a 5 year old paint gelding. Reba I 2 year old bay QH mare. And Decon a 2 year old buckskin stallion, I still can't believe I started a stallion! Mirka really helped me out with each one because she would come and watch and if she saw that I was doing something wrong she could quickly correct me.

The first weekend I was there I got to show at my first horse show ever, I showed Blaze in 6 classes and he did very well! in 2 clases 3rd place and it 1 class 2nd place and in another one 4th place. And in a couple we didn't place. I also got to show in a reining Class with a beautiful paint gelding named slidder. We didn't win but it was so much fun to be able to show and very tiring.

We also went on 2 trail rides and we were at some of the most beautiul places that I have ever seen and we went to a cross country course and jumped allot. and best part saterday I got to ride at the bay bridle less and bareback, NEVER got to do that before and it was truly one of my dreams!

all together I think Mirka is incredible! she helped me get Blaze balanced and helped me get Amour balanced and now they both with trot with their head to the ground and getting there at the canter. She has inspired me so much and has shared so much knowledge with me. I cannot wait to go back! Mirka made a few videos so here they are.

More videos to come!

Hannah & Blaze