Dusty had a REALLY fantastic workout today. It wasn’t very long, because Meg and I don’t think he is feeling 100%… but he still gave me his all. Meg did some lunge work with side reins, and then I got on and we did some trot poles, and he was breathing pretty hard. So we called it a day.
BUT! I have had this theory running through my head for a few weeks that might help Dusty not buck when going into the canter. He has never bucked going into the canter on the lunge line. So my thought was, what would happen if he had a lunge workout, where we cantered him both ways, and then I got on him and we cantered on the lunge, without me holding the reins, or asking him to canter, just sitting on him in half seat? And for some reason I knew that it would work, and it DID!!! Meg was in control, she asked him for the canter, and I was in half seat, and he went into the canter beautifully! No buck!! We are still going to work on his canter off the line, so that hopefully he can start to calm himself down a little and not buck off of the lunge.
I’d never had a lunge line lesson before, so it was different for me. Plus I was in half seat, with no reins, so I was holding onto his mane for dear life haha. But it was REALLY really fun :)
Then we did some trot pole, just a few times each way, because he was tired. Meg spaced them out a bit more today, to see if Dusty would really reach and stretch more to go over them correctly, and he did :)
I’ll put up a video of that later.
I love my horse :)
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
This is cute as fuck and describes pretty accurately how I feel too.
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aside from this comic being really cute and honest, it also points out this really huge glaring problem in the gay community in relation to trans-men.
in my experience with a lot of gay men, they have this extremely purist view when it comes to what being a “real man” is, which is bad enough when you have different gay subcultures (bears, gymrats, etc) who have different specific definitions of what a “real man” is.
however for the most part, many gay men seem to agree upon a point of leaving trans-men not only out of their gender, but out of their sexuality as well and I have a real fucking problem with that.
i’m pretty open about things that relate to my sexuality, and i myself identify more or less as a homosexual, but i’ve found the worst part in the gay community is dealing with this bullshit. eventually i found that i at least have the luxury of telling guys to fuck off if i don’t meet their standards, but i know that’s a lot harder for folk when they seem to have the entire population of homosexuals more or less invalidating not only their gender, but their orientation as well.
with all of that said, i just ask this. if you happen to be a cisgender homosexual, like myself, don’t tell other gay men that they aren’t actually gay if they’re dating or have had relations with a trans-man because that’s a load of fucking bullshit.
more important, under any circumstance do not tell a trans-man they’re not a man or that they aren’t allowed to like other men who are homosexual, be they cis or trans.
that’s all i really wanted to say.
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Colt exhibiting a rather extreme convex head, commonly called “Veiga head”.