Wednesday, June 4, 2008

HollowMan & TurtleBarbie ride again...

My head has always stuck out like a turtle's. And I have Barbie arms, they don't bend. But check out my posture, it has improved:-) I have many faults, I know. I haven't had a dressage lesson in years:-( We don't show anymore so being "correct" isn't a real goal . He's been so light and soft in my hands that I have really welcomed it. I see now that he's extremely hollow through the back and not using much of himself. But that's OK by me. As long as he seems happy and doesn't wreck my back with his spooks or hanging on me then I'm happy:-)

So here we have piaffe, trotting in place:-) LOL, totally kidding, piaffe we wish, he's just stepping sideways at a walk.


see, Barbie arms, they just don't bend.


best example of my TurtleBarbieness

See I do ride! :-) Matt graciously took those photos a couple of Saturday's ago...I might not be(come) a Bridezilla, but I am a Photozilla for sure. Pics have to be perfect :-) The background, the timing - I become a director of my own little photo shoot and get Matt mad enough to almost quit. So then I have to beg him for just 100 more:-) Gotta love digital these days. So out of 170 photos taken that day those are the ones I liked for one reason or another.


Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Be sweet to Precious. Stephen gets mad at me too. I'm told I take all of the fun out of it.


Stephanie said...


I don't see turtle - I outa post some pictures of me riding - my conformation has gotten down right scary. You don't look too bad at all!

But yes bend your arms more.

cdncowgirl said...

C'mon Denise... its not that bad!

Hmmm... but your photozilla-ness... maybe THAT'S why Matt took the infamous butt pics! lol

Laura said...

I think you guys look great! I need to bend my arms more too when I ride - there is always something to work on!

Keep posting pics - as long as Matt doesn't go on strike! lol

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

Jen- Are you calling my Matty Precious? :-o

stephanie- Thanks! I'm sure you look just fine, esp since you show!
Sometimes if I concentrate on bending my arms (like a new age Barbie can) then everything eles falls apart :-x

Cdn- I was told I was being a bitch during that shoot:-) and actually the butt pics were taken prior to the bitch comment-lol
and thanks!

laura- LOL, Matt threatens to never take pics again all the time, but some how I can get more out of him:-) he's great!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I thought you were Sug' (as in Sugar) and he was Precious. I'd never call him that to his face........ well maybe I would :-). You can call Stephen Snookums. :-)


Serena said...

I would seriously murder everyone on the planet (ok, maybe not seriously, but still) to have looooong slim legs like yours. >:( Stupid genetics!

greytblackdog said...

Matt does a great job. I would never have known you are a Turtle Barbie if you hadn't shown these out takes :) He does a good job covering it up! That's what a good photographer does.

You look awesome up there!

inkeq said...

I have had the same problem with "barbie" arms!! Hehe, interesting relatoin there, I would have never thought to call it that, but it's true!

You and Less do look good riding though, don't be soo hard on yourself, those things are fixable :).

To help myself with barbie arms, I usually take Errika out, ride bareback and walk and trot around just focusing on that. Not to mention a list of other things like sitting tall, shoulders back, eyes up. Try doing that sometime. Less being soft will only help you work on yourself. I've tired it with Ink and he is not soft, a tank and usually lays on my hands these days. So he's not the best thing to practice that on.

Your posts always make me laugh :D.

Sientay L said...

I don't think you look bad,either.
I've only met Lester once or twice, but I must say he looks so handsome in these pics.

jesterjigger said...

My husband has almost quit over taking conformation shots before. He can take 200 pictures and I'll find 10 that I am willing to put on my website.

And I have Barbie arms too, I'm really trying to work on them, but not doing too well. I think you guys look great though, despite the Barbie arms!

IHateToast said...

oh, i can't judge. i run like a granny.

maybe you should raise one arm and see if you're a growing up skipper doll. am i the only one who remembers that doll?