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My first ride!

Okay, it's not my first ride ever in my life, but it's the first time I've been riding in decades. It was also the first time I managed to get onto a horse without a leg up. I managed it. Felony is only 14 hands, not a very large horse, and I was able to haul myself up onto her without help! So that was awesome.

I felt on top of the world as Kitten led her around the ring with me on her back. It was surprisingly comfortable and easy riding in a Western cutting saddle. I was so happy I was grinning like a fool through the whole thing. I'm still reeling. This rocks.

I was even able to stay on my feet afterward and brush her down, which I got both sides and her pretty face with the face brushing brush. The face brush is softer than the stiff brush for her body. She liked the brushing. She's a sweet tempered mare, so beautiful and so gentle.

I also did a page in my watercolor journal and a sketch of her on the first page of my new sketchbook, broke it in with a good loose drawing of Felony.


Horse page in my watercolor journal, W&N field box artists watercolors.


Felony sketch, black grease pencil on paper, first page in my new sketchbook. A little light but I got her proportions decent.
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mikellsgems
Sep. 29th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Love these! Robert, do you know if they are having an ArtsMoFo this year?
robertsloan2
Sep. 29th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Yes! Some people are already posting in artsomofo and I'm going to be using October to finish the Cat/Wombat Diptych for laurenmitchell or at least get some good progress on it if it starts turning into a botch.
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