Endurance training continues in Batu Arang for 2-3 sessions a week. Last Thursday Jaclyn Seng and Suki Low joined me for a ride. This was the week right after Hari Raya.
As usual, Abang Iskandar came to town to pick us up with his pick up truck. This is the clearest shot I have. You can probably tell how shaky it was in the truck while going up the stable.
It was 7-ish A.M. when we arrived the stable. Looks like Abang Suhairi (on Mizumo) and Sara (on Danit) were even earlier than us!
Abang Suhairi always has a big wide smile on his face. It was his first ride after the month of Ramadan and Hari Raya… to trot off all the delicious lemang, rendang and ketupat obviously.
Sara just done flatworking Danit. I took the chance to play with Danit for a little while.
And thanks Sara for the portrait shot with perfect filter!
Shortly after, we head off to the trail. Here is a video of our trail ride.
And here are some more photos that are not included in the video.
Wefie of the Raya riders! Yeeeeehar!
When we were exiting palm oil farm.
A photo from my helmet camera.
On our way back. The sun is much brighter but cloud also gathered in the sky. Jaclyn has the fully matching attire, including her whip.
The background made Jaclyn look like she was filming ancient Korean drama on a horse.
On our way back, Suki’s horse (Joker) right shoe came off. Abang Is exchanged horse with Suki. So Suki was riding Shadow on the way back and it was really cute to see Suki bouncing on the little pony.
Abang Is shared a trick with me that if a shoe came off, we should either walk or canter. When we canter, we should canter on the lead where the shoe is still on.
More photos on the top of the hill…
Everyone with their signature pose!
On our way walking back to stable.
Jaclyn looked like having a really good time with Love while Suki has been “bouncing” all her way back 😀
When we got back to stable, Abang Iskandar wasted no time and brought out Jack for jumping practice.
How well can Jack jumps? A photo speaks a thousand words.
The little fans who has been admiring at the side just now decided to give it a try to jump herself!
Looking good jumper!
Great job! Keep going!
Go Jaclyn, go!
The face Jaclyn made after a really awkward jump.
Jacklyn getting a bit more coaching from Abang Iskandar.
Satisfied with her virgin jump. Finally getting off Jack.
It’s now Suki’s turn to jump with Jack.
Woop! Looking good Suki!
Since it was the week right after Raya, everyone was still in Raya mode. Abang Is prepared Teh-O with Raya cookies for us in the stable. Yummie!
It was a fun time training with Suki and Jaclyn. We covered 15KM which was a really comfortable yet satisfying distance for an outride.
Looking forward to ride with you both again, until next time~