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TedMonkey
14th June 2010, 06:09 PM
Apologies in advance for my rubbish photos.

Anyway, was really nice to see Em again. Had persuaded her into coming and riding Ted whilst picking up some parelli kit and I admit, I was a bit nervous as to what she would think.

Bit of background - Em was one of the first people to ride Ted when I bought him. She gave me a few lessons and hacked him out on his own for me. It's fair to say she has seen him at his worst!

Last time she rode him - nearly two years ago now

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/ctaylor302uk/Ted/em1.jpg

Two years later ..... and there suddenly seems to be a lot less pony!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/ctaylor302uk/Ted/two-7.jpg

He was very sluggish today (is living out and had eaten too much) but overall I was pleased with the boy and he did some lovely jumping. Em probably didn't realise but I jumped one of the biggest jumps I have jumped on him (was only about 2 ft straight). I kind of put it up, thought it looked big then thought I'd better do it as she was watching. Ted of course flew it.

I'll let Em tell you all about it though.

Was great fun and again, so sorry about the photos Emma - I knew there was a reason that Tara is in charge of the camera!

Showing her that he doesn't have to be a giraffe any more.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/ctaylor302uk/Ted/one-6.jpg

Couldn't resist this one - typical Ted moment in canter!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/ctaylor302uk/Ted/three-7.jpg

(She's going to kill me for these photos!)

My Crazy Clan
14th June 2010, 06:50 PM
Which Em is it??

Lovely pictures, he looks 100% better.

Anni~Bell
14th June 2010, 08:21 PM
HAHA oh Emma :p (Rhea its lil_legs)!
I want to come meet the bundle of handsomeness again! Hes looking great!

My Crazy Clan
14th June 2010, 08:31 PM
ah lil legs!!!!

gem
15th June 2010, 12:49 AM
Wow he's lost so much weight!! Looks fab :D

daytona
15th June 2010, 06:52 AM
Oooo Ted is looking fabby. You have done really well with him. I love this little man x

Loony
15th June 2010, 12:02 PM
He's looking fantastic!! Credit to you

amandaxx1
15th June 2010, 02:10 PM
He looks great, such a gorgeous little lad x

lil_legs
15th June 2010, 07:45 PM
I really enjoyed seeing him yesterday, he was sooo different to a year ago.

I said it over and over again but really well done Catherine, I am so impressed.

His whole attitude to work was different, there weren't so many grumpy faces, he was much more responsive.

If I saw him at his sluggish then I am super impressed because compared to a year ago, how he was yesterday was whizzy lol.

He is much more willing, and offering some really lovely moments in the trot and thought about it in the canter, it's just keeping on at him and making him stay there that's the key.

But as soon as you came back to walk he was working through and light and all of his own accord without much asking.

Like I said you are doing brilliantly, working through one gait at a time. Walk is nigh on 100%.

It was so lovely to see him so much more settled, he is obviously very happy in his new home.

I loved it, and can't wait for a years time now lol!!