Cirque du Soleil Lunging


Can someone please explain to Harry that behaving like one of the Cirque de Soleil acrobats on the end of a line is NOT lunging. That antics and displays are not impressing me, that bouncing off the ground like it’s a trampoline is not funny. That other horses can and do lunge beautifully and it can be helpful to their riders. That lunging is like a dance between a rider and a horse where the horse pays attention to the slightest cue. That what he’s doing at the end of the line is not lunging. *Sigh*

The Pièce de résistance to this particular grey horse is to buck and fart and generally carry on for 10 minutes, followed by producing about 30 seconds of nice work and then just on a horsey whim he turns in,  halts and gives me the horsey equivalent of a look that says TaaDaaa! “Are we finished now?”


12 comments:

Story said...

Oh my goodness, that's so funny!

SmartAlex said...

Mine does the one legged pirouette spin where you're sure they're going to twist a leg off or shatter something!!!

SallymetHarryHorse said...

Glad you like it :-)
Amazing how they don't shatter something isn'it!

Kate said...

Hah, that's totally my mare after a day off! Thank god she doesn't try that under saddle.

Dom said...

BRILLIANT illustration. Ahaha.

Aoife said...

Can't believe i didn't find this sooner missus!
Love the blog and the illustrations! Makes my rantings and ravings look amature!
Can't wait to see what yourself, Harry and the Fool get up to next! :D

Jessie McCandless said...

This all looks very familiar! LOL If you ever find out the secret to getting them to focus, let me know :)

Annette said...

I love your drawings - you really capture the energy of the moment! Thanks also for following my blog - and I'm glad I found yours as a result. Looking forward to more posts!

SallymetHarryHorse said...

Thank you! glad to be following along too!

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

That could be my Val, and would explain why I've avoided lunging for a while now. Put him on the lunge at my trainers to get some help and (of course) he was a perfect angel ;)

Love your blog - thanks so much for stopping by and following!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Just found your blog...as a fellow sketcher, LOVE LOVE the illustrations :)

Caz and John said...

I love the illustrations, they are fabulous. Great blog - thank you for commenting on mine as I would never have seen yours. :)