Friday, March 26, 2010

Back to Doing What I Do Best...

... Riding

  I made this blog with the intention of putting mostly artwork that I draw or paint or whatever. But really, there is no possible way for me to have a blog and not post about riding. You see, although I love art, my truest passion is horseback riding, and it always has been sense I was 4 years old. I haven't ridden in almost 2 years, it feels so good to be back in the saddle. The horse I'm riding? His name is Red (obviously because he is red of course), the camera, although it is really good, new camera, does him no justice, he is gorgeous. His coat is redder in person and soft, he's really muscular, has to be at least 16 hands, maybe taller, he's a thoroughbred gelding, and is built like a perfect hunter horse (hunter is the style I ride). He kind of has a bouncy canter, but that's cool. He was kinda slow sometimes and he reminded me of Dandee (the horse I rode in Washington).

  I was expecting to be a bit rusty after the 2 years of equine sobriety, but I wasn't exactly anticipating just how out of shape I was, I was literally huffing after cantering, I mean, I had to catch my breath. Despite the common misunderstandings, riding gives you quite a work out.

And my little sister Julia rides aswell! She is riding an adorable little pony named Luke.

Mike is a really good trainer who actually knows what he's talking about. I'm excited to be starting riding lessons with him!


Elizabeth said...

I love this! You look so comfortable on him. It's good to hear/see that you are riding again :D

Dan Kent said...

Red is beautiful. These are great photos too. So when you are out there, have you tried to combine your passions by drawing Red or other horses with riders? This would be be great drawing practice, because horses are not at all easy to draw.

Quincy said...

I should, I have tried drawing horses before, and your right, they are not easy especially when you try to draw a rider on them. I don't know if or when I'd get the opportunity to draw one in person.