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post #11 of 14 Old 01-26-2013, 01:07 PM
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-27-2013, 11:29 AM
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YAY!!! This is what I try to tell people!! Its not so with all the cases...but sometimes speed is the answer. Horses get tired of repetition...sometimes you have to throw them a curveball to get them thinking....and usually thats the answer....SPEED.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-28-2013, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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She spent so much time in shows blowing out or fizzling out between barrels, that I thought I needed slow work, but it really wasn't helping her problem of fizzling and she'd lose all fire around the barrels. I thought that was what I wanted since she was getting hot, but really it wasn't what she needed.

I worked her on her reining maneuvers and equitation pattern two days ago then took her out in her gaming bridle and worked some of the patterns fast. She's impressing me a little. I'm going to let a friend run her in figure 8 and poles at the meet next weekend...Let's just say that's going to be interesting. We FINALLY got her to find Selena's speed button (After a week of trying) but she can't find where the "turn" button is.

I'll definitely video that. haha.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-29-2013, 03:03 AM
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How funny, I'm so excited for you two!! Same thing happened to my mare and I.
Up until my Senior year, we weren't too competitive in a lot of events, especially gaming events...most especially pole bending (she liked to do a roll back either before, or into her end poles, smh.) So that year, I patterned her over and over until she had each pattern perfect at any speed, except actually running them all out. Well, the first meet came around and I thought "what's the worst that could happen?" So I opened her up and pushed her. She surprised the heck out of me and my coach! (Who regretfully had me as jv, so she didn't get any team points for year end high point lol!) Then came time for poles, again ran her as hard as she would go. Funny thing is, that habit of rolling back at her end turns, ended up being her strongest point in poles. It set her up for the tightest and most beautiful weave. Needless to say, I walked out of the pole bending arena as district champion all 3 district meets, as well as canadian flags. We qualified for state in quite a few events that year, all because I trusted my horse to do her job :) So, you and Selena will be awesome, I just know it. I don't think that she will let you down, you've done a lot of great work with her.
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