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Day 169 (Pictures of King Arthur)

Thursday, June 06, 2013

I told you I would post pictures of the horse I am leasing King Arthur. I have already developed a nickname for him apparently lol "Fat Boy". He is a great horse just.... lazy... Me and him get along well on that front! He is a Hanoverian/Draft Cross. They said when they bought him that he was a pure Hanoverian but a bunch of us at the barn just think he is too thick to be one... I also posted a picture of the pure breed to show what I mean...

King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur

See what I mean???

He was a great sport last night... though a bit heavy on his feet... Once I got him moving it was great and he was "there". I don't know how to explain that to someone who isn't a rider. But you're supposed to have the horse with you, not behind you. If the horse is behind you (feeling not quite in touch, not really in sync), if he decides to act up you most likely we will on the ground because your not balanced and he could buck and your seat is off you can't stay on! I'm very happy to say that from spending time riding and watching others ride I can now see and feel the differences. I have a long long long way to go but I am better than I was. He is very athletic. Especially when we are jumping. He is way beyond my jumping capabilities. He would probably love to jump 4 feet... I am only at 2'6 right now. But my trainer said once we get more comfortable with each other and such we can start to go higher :-)

Okay sorry for the boring horse talk... But it is my passion and it excites me. It is also going to get me out of the house! I was out of the house for 2 1/2 hours yesterday, just grooming and riding and goofing around... but I wasn't cooped up in the house!

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    He is so gorgeous! And yeah, just from the pictures he looks like he has a bigger bone structure than the other image. Keep up the good work in working out with him!
    1716 days ago
    King Arthur is so beautiful! I definitely agree with your assessment that he is a cross, though he turned out to be a good one!
    So glad that you are enjoying him, have you not owned him very long?

    I am not familiar with the discipline you ride, but I know what you mean about being one with the horse and the feeling that gives you! I have ridden western stock type horses my whole life (Quarter Horses and Paints) My parents used to raise a few Quarter Horses when we were kids. We always had some horses and showed them in 4-H, and later in AQHA and EMHA shows in Michigan.

    I have raised Paint Horses since 1983, the overo coat pattern. My mare, Lexi is a Palomino Overo paint mare that we bred and raised. She just turned 4 this year and is a sweetheart!

    Hey, I could talk horses all day, so certainly didn't find your horse talk boring! I wanted MORE! emoticon

    It surely doesn't feel like a workout, does it? emoticon
    1716 days ago
  • GLC2009
    very handsome horse. my friend has a horse looks so much like him, named dublin. he's a cross belgian/hanoverian or thoroughbred. they could do pairs class together. emoticon
    1718 days ago
    Well, poor King A does appear to be a the rear, and he's also got a higher arch than the prototype, so I'll have to agree with you that he's likely a cross. However, I'm not a horse person and can't be sure. I'll take your word for it!!!

    I like the fact that you've got such passion for this. Look at what you're willing to do for the opportunity to ride and be with a horse. Look at how much time you're willing to spend with him.

    I bet you don't count one minute of it as work, right?

    Wouldn't it be great if we could translate that same kind of passion into how we choose our foods and how much we choose to eat and how much we choose to move our bodies every day?

    I think you're already on your way to doing exactly that, so Kudos on that front as well.

    1719 days ago
    Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.
    1720 days ago
  • KAB7801
    I've only rode a horse once, it was awesome!
    You have a beaut
    Plus you're getting some good exercise that you lobe
    1720 days ago
    I know NOTHING about horses, but your King Arthur is certainly very handsome. emoticon
    1720 days ago
  • KNH771
    The horse talk isn't boring to me... I think it's important to find a fitness activity that you really love, and you obviously have! King Arthur is a beaut.
    1720 days ago
  • QUAIL75
    Awesome! I would love to take riding lessons
    1720 days ago
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