Good [Cross Country] Times

This weekend I had the opportunity for a fun cross country school at Running Start. The day was a semi-casual opportunity to play with some Training stuff and just have fun. Even better, Ali was able to video and capture some gems on tape!

My plan is to put together all the clips and do a bit of editing, but since I haven’t gotten around to that yet, I thought it might be just as entertaining in the interim to make a few gif’s of the better moments.

Not that all the better moments meant stellar riding, like when this happened:


Though they weren’t all disastrous, I promise, and Foster was mostly, if anything, a little overconfident…


Seriously, I don’t think these water jumps are going to be a problem!

From a different angle, and his first attempt

From a different angle, and his first attempt



Foster did his first corner!

cornerAnd we had a blast just working on our gallop!


Will get the video together soon!

17 thoughts on “Good [Cross Country] Times

  1. i LOVE these!!! looks like a great time with a very confident horsey. can Foster please tell my mare that the water is nbd? lol he makes it look fun and easy 🙂

    (also, how did you make the gifs? i wanted to do something similar, but only found sketchy looking software on the web…)

    • Foster likes water a little too much- it’s almost a hazard how much he wants to play in it! I think it’s funny how some horses just love water and others really hate it, but Foster’s definitely the former.

      I use Photoshop to import video onto layers, then export for the Web as a gif.

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