My friend and I went for another ride last evening and it was pretty much a downer compared to the amazing "hollywood sunset" ride from last Wednesday. Old man Jack was not in the mood, he was tired and dragging his feet, huffing and puffing, sluggish and fighing the bit with every step - which is strange because he seemed fine before being saddled up and two days ago he had the energy of a horse half his age.
I guess everyone has bad days, specially when you're a geriatric.
Poor Jack. He gets the whole week off, I feel so bad.
We still took a couple of videos since we had taken the camera, so here's something for your viewing pleasure. But first! A few things!
1) WTF were my hands and arms doing flying all over the place like that, LOL!
2) Only noticed after the video was shot that the saddle had slipped off his withers - stupid too-big girth strap - that explains my weird riding position and posture
3) I need to do something about that helmet head, it's terrible
4) I don't know a thing about riding but I sure as hell enjoy it anyways
Now, here's my friend on Jack,
so you can see how riding should be done.
Someday I'll get there... someday.
Jack still looks pretty amazing for his age, doesn't he?
Most horses are retired in their teens and are lucky to make it past their twenties. Jack is a good 26 years old, an oddity in the horse world. I'm supposed to keep him fit with light trail riding, so hopefully last night was just a glitch and he's still in good shape.
I'll have the vet give him a once-over later this week, his teeth probably need getting done too. Better be safe than sorry.
In other news Vegas came home this morning after a long night of travel, he's passed out right now the poor thing. I'll let him sleep for a bit and then stuff him with fresh bread from our local French bakery and some hot coffee. Life is good :-)
/end of Happy Weekend! post/