Progress with Rumor! Yay!

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding > Barrel Racing

Progress with Rumor! Yay!

This is a discussion on Progress with Rumor! Yay! within the Barrel Racing forums, part of the Western Riding category

    Like Tree2Likes
    • 2 Post By CLaPorte432

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-26-2014, 09:00 PM
    Progress with Rumor! Yay!

    Rumor has been doing so great in her training. I'm super pleased. She's soft in the face. Is responding well to leg cues. Slowly increasing canter work (in straight lines) and slowly getting her to use her hindend.

    Her back is long so it's harder to get the backend underneath her. And with her hock issues, I am not going to do anything too strenuous at this point. I'm trying to get her to whip around on her hindend, but it's not a true rollback. More like having her circle and then snap around. Not slam on the brakes and come back over herself on the same line. (If that makes any sense)

    She is very flexible and I love how much bend she is giving me. And she KNOWS the barrel pattern. She knows where to go, when to turn and is completing her turn very well considering all the obstacles that have jumped up in our path.

    Here are 2 videos from tonight. I am able to TROT a FULL pattern! And it makes me so so so happy! It's not flawless. We need work. I NEED WORK. I need to rely on my legs more and stop pulling her face around. Tonight she actually had some areas around the "barrels" where she really dug in and tore up the area.

    Wednesday April 30th, Rumor goes for her hock XRay to see where we stand with her hock. And I'm 99% sure I'm going to have her hock injected. I'm willing to do anything that is going to make her comfortable.

    First show we are going to be heading to is May 3rd. There will be a TON of pictures!

    BarrelRacingLvr and Roux like this.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Rumor's First Show! 5/18/13 CLaPorte432 Barrel Racing 15 05-21-2013 09:12 PM
    (Ex?)Feral Pony Progress! Yay! demonwolfmoon Horse Talk 4 03-19-2013 10:07 PM
    COMET'S PROGRESS! Yay! Horseychick94 Horse Training 4 11-19-2011 08:01 PM
    Yay! Finally some progress!!!! HalfPass Horse Training 5 09-11-2009 09:55 AM
    YAY progress! girl_on_black_pony Horse Training 6 08-30-2008 08:41 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0