Simon’s Thoughts on Flat Classes
After four beautiful rounds of jumping this past weekend, my trainer informed me that I needed to do the under saddle classes as well.
Simon and I hate flatting.
People say that it’s the race horse in him, but he never really raced and the truth is he’s almost as bad schooling at home as he is in the ring. I just don’t think he’s quite figured out what under saddle classes are all about.
23 thoughts on “Simon’s Thoughts on Flat Classes”
Love the captions. 🙂
Pretty much 🙂
Y’all look great in the photos!! Poor Simon..I think him and Spirit would get along great. Spirit’s favorite thing to to pretend he is a race horse/giraffe. Red always has the expression of the yellow horse. “I’m just going to sleep.”
LOL. this cracks me up particularly because Prair LOVES flat classes. She knows what to do in those. (so do I) it’s the whole jumping thing that we have to work on….
Do you think she could give Simon a call and let him know? hah
Lol under saddle= imitating every other breed 😉
Flat classes in the grass are the worst! That tells a horse ‘go, go!’ haha. I love the photos and captions, sooo funny. You feel about flat classes what I pretty much feel about dressage… lets just get on to the jumping, please? 🙂
Poor Simon — you can definitely see how stressed he is in his eyes. Guess he wasn’t destined to be the hack winner! But we love him anyways.
Yeah… the rapid transitions just fire him up or something. I’m going to have to work on it a lot, but I’m hoping for a calm Simon that can get a piece of the hack one day.
He’s certainly cute enough to place in the hack I think! Especially from your videos at home, his movement is quite nice (when he’s relaxed, haha)
LOL at the captions. Max is usually totally fine in flat classes but I always overthink my position trying to look perfect, therefore becoming stiff. In O/F classes, it’s usually just kind of just go, go, go and over before I know it! Only time to react 🙂
In my one and only show on the Archer, my trainer let me scratch the flat class last minute. Her reasoning was that he was “up”, but I really think she was concerned about us chasing down little persons on ponies.
Love the Arabian-esque picture! He’s a good actor at least 🙂
This post is awesome. I love how much he matches your captions to the “T”.
Your pics from the flat class look like my OTTB’s first dressage test! Haha!!! Her trot work has gotten a little better, but we still have explosive canter transitions… Simon will get the hack class one day- he might be a little grey-er but I have confidence! He’s such a cutie 🙂
I love all the commentary for your photos. Poor Simon!
Simon Simon Simon… Experience could help? Or maybe you can get people to ride closer than usual and pass you at home for “practice”.
Ahhhh that’s hilarious 🙂
Captions were awesome 🙂
Great captions! Good you can laugh about it.
That made me laugh really hard!