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.:Catch the mornin' light:. by MissRum .:Catch the mornin' light:. by MissRum
Heath wanted so badly to crawl back into his warm bed. The leather saddle was cool against his behind, and he adjusted in his seat, though he knew he couldn't escape the cold. The young man nestled deeper into his sweatshirt when he gently coaxed the stallion into a trot. His nose was bright red by this point, and he growled internally as his childhood winter nickname, "rudolph" came to mind. Heath sat deep in the saddle and concentrated on making his motions fluid with Jojo's. He could feel the stallion's muscles tensing against his legs.

"Yeah, I know." Heath chuckled softly to the horse, who turned his ears back to listen to his rider. Loosening the reins and digging his heels into the stirrups, Heath let Jojo increase his speed to a steady lope. The cold morning air nipped at both of their faces, though one of them didn't seem to mind. Heath loved their morning warmups, getting up before everybody else to have the arena all to themselves. He did not, however, enjoy the dropping temperature as the days trickled by into winter.

Having lived in Washington his entire life, he was convinced still that he would never like the frigid mornings. Jojo suddenly let out a wild whinny, startling Heath out of his thoughts. "Okay, okay!" He laughed, steering the eager stallion to one side of the arena. "Let me see those skids." Heath said with a grin.
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WAH I'm so excited to get Jojo competing, but I want to make sure I have some training images posted before then! Here we see Heath and Jojo's warmup before they start reining practice, something Heath wants to get the horse into despite his father's wishes. Oh boy :P

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HorseStockPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
This is so gorgeous!!!! I love the way you did the light & the shading. This is such excellent work!
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Luna-Bug Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Holly gorgeous wow
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theRyanna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I love this! 
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MissRum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think it turned out pretty great :boogie: :heart:
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angry-horse-for-life Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! 
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MissRum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :love:
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Burning-Oak-Acres Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
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This is so beautiful and wonderfully done! :love:
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