Monday, April 23, 2012

April "It's.. wait, what?"

I missed a weekly post.

I admit it.  This month has been a little nuts.  So I didn't post about showing last week.  I hope I can this week, but I'm not making any promises.

What I will give to you is a promise of lesson videos from tonight.  They are downloading right now and I'll have them up tomorrow or Wednesday.  It was a great lesson.

So here are some photos of Phil, just to appease you.  And because he's cute -

Here is a body shot.  He's looking more muscular.  I like it.  

This is what that cutie did to his sheet today in turnout.  That's not as adorable.  

I'll also leave you with this -

Yeah, so about that.  You know how sometimes you put your half-chaps or boots and and you feel like your full seats are a little pulled down into your boots?  So you have to pull them up a little out of your boots so the crotch of your breeches isn't hanging way low?  Well, I did that and I totally ripped the breeches.  Now, they were really old breeches, like 8 years or something, so I'm not devastated or anything.  The problem was, I hadn't ridden yet, didn't have a spare pair of breeches, and wasn't about to skip riding or go home to get a new pair.

The solution? 

Duct tape, of course!  My only concern was that the tape would bunch up and come off while I was riding, since it was right on the inside of my knee.  Fortunately for me, my legs passed the "ride with an open and soft knee" test and proved to me that I wasn't gripping with my knee.  Here is what it looked like after my ride -

I'm pretty happy with myself. 

So, what do you think?  Anyone else out there willing to take the Duct Tape test?  Let me know, I'm interested!


beaners said...

Phil is beautiful in that side shot of him! Lucky girl you are.

FullHorseFarm said...

what a great idea! And sooo fashion conscous. I love it, and next time I rip a hole in my riding pants I'm going to try it for sure.

alivingdiary said...

phil is absolutely gorgeous! i have such a soft spot for dapple greys, they're so beautiful. it's probably because the first pony i ever rode was the chubbiest little welsh dapple, ahhh i miss him!

as for the jodphurs, whoops! i was actually thinking to myself the other day, i wonder if it's feasible to make your own jods? the material would have to be strong, but i wonder...hmm. i'll have to get handy with the sewing machine and have to try them out on a few hacks.

Ms Martyr said...

I haven't used duct tape (yet) but did have my lower legs enclosed in leg wraps when I didn't have my half chaps available.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Just goes to show you that duct tape fixes everything! He is a cutie, but then I love grey horses.

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