Monday, August 17, 2015

Down the trail with Lucy and the head-cam, part 1

I wore the head-cam on one of our rides this weekend and didn't shut up the entire time it was on. Drove Lucy nuts.
Anyway, we thought you might like to join us.


The pace picks up in part 2, which I'll post tomorrow.



30 comments:

  1. Love that! And Lucy's such a sweet donkey.

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  2. Love trail riding with you. Please take us with you more often. One thing though...if it's 75 degrees, why are you in long sleeves. I'm burning up at 65...lol

    Emily in NC

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    1. It must be a western thing - I always wear long sleeves when I ride, no matter what the temperature is. I think of them as shade.

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    2. An American in Tokyo8/20/15, 7:16 PM

      I wear long sleeves all year round when I ride. I don't want to get burned in the summer during lessons and I don't want to get bitten or scraped when I go on trail rides the other times of the year. =)

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  3. Thanks for the ride. I loved every minute!

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  4. What an awesome ride! I wish I could tag along on my horse. That shadow with the camera on your head looks weird.

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  5. New Mexico...so beautiful...stuck in south Texas...sigh. Yes please take us on more trail rides.

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  6. I thought you said, "I like to ride Lucy with a big sloppy brain..." "Well, why not?" I thought, "it should be relaxing. OH, r.e.i.n., got it!" Beautiful country there; thanks for the tour.

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    1. Lol!!! A big sloppy brain, that's how I ride. Good thing my horse knows what he's going.
      I am SOoooo happy you got this camera.

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  7. I really am amazed that she'll leave the herd. She's so level-headed! <3

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  8. Enjoyed the trail ride. Didn't know that you rode the donkeys. Do you ride George, Alan, and Hank?

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    1. No - George and Alan are too small (or I'm too big...either way) and Hank is retired from riding because of his bum knee.

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  9. oh and you jump back on Lucy, gee! what a gymnast!

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  10. Can't wait! I love your rides :-D.

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  11. Michelle from Vancouver8/17/15, 9:21 AM

    Thanks for the video, great start to the week.

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  12. How fun I wish I was riding with you. Betsy

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  13. Northern AB gal8/17/15, 9:36 AM

    Can't wait for more rides and commentary, loved it!
    What program do you use to edit your videos?

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    1. I used to use iMovie (it's a Mac-based program) but I switched to using Photoshop a few months back - it's easy and fast.

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  14. Very cool! You do look like a Lego person with the camera...jus sayin
    What a beautiful morning!

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  15. I love this video! Lucy is such a calm and responsive girl for you to ride. She really is a gem!

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  16. What a wonderful post! Lucy is the best -- was she accustomed to rides, or did you have to teach her? Please promise to take us along on more in the future!

    Maggy

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    1. Lucy came to me with excellent training - my job has been to reinforce what she knows and not let her develop any bad habits.

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  17. An American in Tokyo8/17/15, 6:01 PM

    How FUN!!! I love your new helmet cam!!!
    I can't wait for part 2!!!

    I thought it was interesting that you put on the saddle and mount from the right. It there a specific reason for that?
    I guess I was brought up English style so I always thought standard was mounting from the left.

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    1. I put the saddle on from the right side for efficiency. Since the cinches are buckled on the right side for storage, I toss on the saddle, unbuckle the cinches while I'm there, then go to the left side to connect them. Saves me from having to keep walking from side to side.

      I mount from whichever side is the slightest bit uphill - I'm short, so the closer my foot is to the stirrup, the better. Lucy is used to me climbing aboard from either side.

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    2. An American in Tokyo8/18/15, 6:01 PM

      It's great that you can mount from either side! I think I would have a hard time from the right. Maybe next time I'm out trail riding, I'll ask if I can practice mounting from the right! ;)

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    3. An American in Tokyo8/20/15, 7:17 PM

      P.S. - I'm short, too! I'm only 5 feet tall...short...whatever...

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  18. WOW I almost could feel the gentle rolling walk and smell the sage. That was fun.

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  19. Lucy really walks up. For some reason I expected a donkey to be more dawdley. :) That's a really cute view you have there!

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  20. Thanks for the ride. Lucy is so pretty. I love her white face and ears. She looks soft and cuddly.

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