Monday, December 16, 2013

What a Wonderful Day ~ Aside and Astride!

Yesterday Joy came out to the farm to ride Rev...She warms him up in the round pen and then goes out to the backside of our farm where there is a long straight away - about 1500 feet long..
Rev was feeling very very good..

..which put a pretty big smile on Joy's face as well.

The reason I posted so many pictures ..

is because anyone can take 1 good picture of a horse at the right moment to make them look like a million bucks....

..but Rev is the real deal...

he looked this great the whole time..and his 'rocking horse' canter is a blast to ride as well!

He is such a good boy - that when Joy was done, we took him back into the round pen for a quick tack change.. yes - you guessed it, into a sidesaddle!  Rev has never been ridden aside, but you can tell he has the mind for it. 
..but - just to be safe, we started out very slow. 

I did not ask for the trot Joy rode. 

..and after a few minutes of trotting, I asked him to lift into the canter.  What a wonderful horse this is.  He is talented enough to give you the thrill ride of your life...and will settle down to let my Grand daughter ride him and is more than willing to let me ride him aside!
I will never forget the first time I saw him.  Thank you Lord for pointing him out to us, as he shown that day when Joy stepped onto him.  Southern Revival - "Rev", our newest family member; we love you!!

1 comment:

Justaplainsam said...

I don't know how you guys ride that big movement but I'd sure love to try some time. I'll have to add it to my bucket list. Rev sounds like the perfect horse who found himself the perfect home.