Thursday, April 14, 2011

He's been hooked!

As of Sunday evening it is official and Kat has been put to the cart. We finally got the shafts on the meadowbrook and everything in place (with the exception of a rein rail and footmans loops) and put him to the cart.  I did get pics of the process and may put them up later.  He did really well and the one thing I forgot was my cell phone or the camera.  Yay me?  Not so much!




Thankfully when I took the reins hubby ran into the house and grabbed his. I was going to wait until this weekend and then try to get some, but ok then.  He snapped a few pics and the SD Card came up full. What????  A couple of his downloads had filled it up, so he deleted a few things and snapped a few more....


All those lines in the dirt??? Yep we went around and around and around, stopped, waited and went around and around and around some more. Walking the whole time and both of us got plenty of exercise!


Here the shafts don't look so level, but I think it is the camera angle. If need be I can always add blocks under the springs to bring the cart up some. I had to also move the seat back and allow for more foot room in the basket. 




The funky little hat on my head? Wal-Mart on clearance for $3. Can't. beat. that!  They had a couple more in bright pink, which I could always go get one to take apart. $3 for a pattern is still way cheap and so what if it is a wild color? I won't be able to lose it!


*Side note*
Before putting Kat to the cart, hubby was working him in the long lines. Had him counter bending and doing a lot of upper level, advanced moves. I asked "Why?" and told him, "It's not like anybody will ever be riding him at Olympic levels." 
"He's still gotta learn it at some point." Hubby says.
He was asking for it <b>and getting it!</b>  grumbles a few things under my breath... 


Oh the things I have seen him get that pony to do.... shakes head and grins. 

8 comments:

cattypex said...

DY-NO-MITE!!!!!

fernvalley01 said...

LOokijng good!!!! A great cart and great Pony.A great hat! All good . MAybe even a Pony trainer???

Rising Rainbow said...

That's pretty darn cool! Love the hat. With hot pink you'd be easy to spot.

Cut-N-Jump said...

RR- the hot pink would clash miserably with my red hair and fair skin. Not quite a look I'm going for. I would stand out for sure though!

Fern- Wait 'til you see what's next. *squeals with excitement*

Cattypex- you are reminding me of Jimmy Walker who was JJ Evans from the tv show Good Times. We used to watch it all the time.

kestrel said...

OMG! Sooooo cute...

joycemocha said...

Cute, cute, cute.

Doing all of that higher end stuff in long lines does wonders for conditioning, IMO. Even if you never plan to use it in the show ring, it's good to have that stuff on 'em.

cattypex said...

OK, now, what flavor of pony is he again? I forget.

He's just SO DAMN CUTE. And athletic.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Kestrel- I know, right???

Joycemocha- Always better to have it and not need it than to need it and wish you had it. Since we are looking at competing in the CDE's and ADT's- I may just need it afterall. Better that he learns it now, then to have to push for it later on.

Cattypex- When I bought him he was advertised in the paper as a Welsh cross. Welara (Welsh/Arabian) Pony Society has accepted him- I just need to send in the papers and a check...

He is just an awesome little guy all the way around. And atheletic doesn't even begin to cover it... I wish you could see some of the moves he has. Enough to Blow. your. mind.