Saturday, August 22, 2009

I guess I wasn't on my game today with the camera. All my pictures are funny looking. Or maybe my horse is funny looking. My sister thought he looked really pretty so it must be my photo skillz. The heat had me feeling pretty icky and Tonka was cranky. Excuses, excuses.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to find a way to buy this dressage saddle and start taking dressage lessons. Whee! A whole new discipline to spend money on. Won't John be thrilled. I think Tonka might be good at it though, and we could both benefit from it, if we can find a good instructor. If we can' find someone decent, who doesn't require the horse's mouth be abused, we won't do it.

My, aren't we eclectic? He's going to have to have some different headgear.

This picture didn't turn out too bad. Caught him in a sweet moment, and he didn't realize I had the camera out. I think he hates having his picture taken.


Lea and her Mustangs said...

I have heard that dressage lessons help with any type of ridig you do. Good for you.

Anonymous said...

The principles of classic dressage are useful for every type of horse and rider - but you're right there needs to be a focus on self-carriage and softness, not just forcing the horse "on the bit" which results in bracing and loss of softness. Good luck!

nikki said...

Tonka is always so handsome, and he sure does look sharp in that dressage saddle!!

If your looking for a different bitless bridle to try you could look into the Nurtural Bridle. It's supposed to work w/pressure and release and looks like a nice bridle. I'm waiting for mine to come in the mail (bought it off ebay from the maker) so that I can try it. Karen and Tripp ( use the bridle and love it.

Good Luck! Can't wait to hear updates! :)

chook said...

i have a stubben saddle (which i love, it's like sitting in pudding) and no horse. so i look forward to your continuing adventures!