Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Where a Friend is a Friend


I took this lovely shot this morning.

Yes folks, aboard the lovely giant OTTB Cuna. :-) It was our third ride together and I think I'm starting to get a feel for him. He's just so dang cool. He's a little looky, not spooky, and quite straightforward to ride.

Admittedly, right now we're just cruising along on loose reins to build fitness and loosen him up, but OMG I AM RIDING!!!! I don't know whether it's his ridiculously adorable face or his super soft coat or his sweet and needy personality, but I'm pretty smitten.

I want to steal him.

We just had a short ride today--the farrier and the dentist showed up at pretty much the same time and he was due for both, plus he's super easy to work on, so he was kind of in demand.



I took a quick picture before handing him over for his beauty treatments. Not only is he perfectly adorable and compliant, he also looks good in my bridle. Awww.

That said, Izzy has a new bridle on the way. It may find it's way to a chestnut TB near me somewhere.

It's been really interesting riding the old red guy. Due to the nature of my position, I do get on lots of different types of horses. Some I like, some I don't, most are just different. Sometimes it takes me a long time to get comfortable on a horse. We have a big moving dressage horse right now, and I feel like I just about bounce out of the tack every time he trots.

Cuna? He just felt comfortable and right.

16 comments:

  1. I am in love with his face. He is so pretty and I am really happy for you! He will be great for your confidence!

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  2. He looks adorable. How lucky to have such a schoolmaster to ride, especially one you feel so comfortable on.

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  3. He's so cute! You can send him to me in CA when you get Izzy back k? :)

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  4. He's soooo cute! You'll be a convert to the chestnut gelding OTTB club before you know it! Have fun with him!

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  5. I guess you finally found a gelding you can love!

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  6. He has the most adorable tiny nosey! WANT.

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  7. He is so cute :)! Your gonna have heaps of fun with him.

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  8. Can you come to PA and clip for me?

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  9. So cute! What an adorable face!

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  10. I'm so glad that everything is going great with Cuna so far! He is a handsome boy.

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  11. HOORAY!! Yay for adorable OTTBs who are good boys and amazing rides (and, oh yes, personality plus), and yay for you getting some fun rides. Riding should be a joy:) Hope Izzy is healing away whilst you are "cheating" on her:)

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  12. He's cute and sounds like a total sweetie. I'm glad you got to do the working student thing. It's so awesome to gain experience on a bunch of different horses. I miss it lol.

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