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post #241 of 511 Old 05-06-2013, 04:47 PM
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Well I'm happy he found a good home!! :) And well done with him! Billy is lucky to have you

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post #242 of 511 Old 05-06-2013, 07:28 PM
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Got back from the show.

Two Championships for little Mr. Peter, and lots of compliments on the shear amount of cuteness. He was very good for him mummy too and got a good result.
Ro did his first PSG of the year for a 65.9% which I think is quite conservative for the test that was put in, but some good comments and good for me to get in the ring to ride an FEI test.

Planning out the rest of show season, looks like a bit of a rest for now and then starting in June I am lined up for training and traveling and competing to gear up for the CDI. My coach is in town, then a week break, and then I will be taking Ro to a show about 12-16 hours away (hopefully my coach is coming) then to my coach's place for a few days, then home to pick up Pete and stopping at a competition on the way, then both horses at my coach's for a few days, then moving into the CDI, a few training days and then the competition.
Good thing my thesis is highly portable!!

Day off for both of them today, a ride tomorrow and then Ro is moving on Wednesday and Pete hopefully not to far behind him and we will be settled into the new training barn.

Congrats on the sale Kayty!! Unfortunately going to head down the route myself soon :( But change is good!

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post #243 of 511 Old 05-07-2013, 08:14 AM
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I thought you are breaking him yourself. No?

With the weather being so ugly here (we have rain 3-4 days straight for several weeks already) and some other issues I do ride 2-3 days/week at the most. :(

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post #244 of 511 Old 05-07-2013, 01:04 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWfh-r97sig

Ro at the show :)
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post #245 of 511 Old 05-08-2013, 06:35 AM
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Got back from the show.

Two Championships for little Mr. Peter, and lots of compliments on the shear amount of cuteness. He was very good for him mummy too and got a good result.
Ro did his first PSG of the year for a 65.9% which I think is quite conservative for the test that was put in, but some good comments and good for me to get in the ring to ride an FEI test.

Planning out the rest of show season, looks like a bit of a rest for now and then starting in June I am lined up for training and traveling and competing to gear up for the CDI. My coach is in town, then a week break, and then I will be taking Ro to a show about 12-16 hours away (hopefully my coach is coming) then to my coach's place for a few days, then home to pick up Pete and stopping at a competition on the way, then both horses at my coach's for a few days, then moving into the CDI, a few training days and then the competition.
Good thing my thesis is highly portable!!

Day off for both of them today, a ride tomorrow and then Ro is moving on Wednesday and Pete hopefully not to far behind him and we will be settled into the new training barn.

Congrats on the sale Kayty!! Unfortunately going to head down the route myself soon :( But change is good!
You're not selling Rowan, are you?
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post #246 of 511 Old 05-08-2013, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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I thought you are breaking him yourself. No?

With the weather being so ugly here (we have rain 3-4 days straight for several weeks already) and some other issues I do ride 2-3 days/week at the most. :(
It depends on my time Val, and I can't risk getting injured at the moment while I'm on probation for 12 months in a very physical job- an outside of work injury could have me being sacked as I won't have enough leave to cover time off!

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post #247 of 511 Old 05-08-2013, 10:43 AM
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You're not selling Rowan, are you?
The ad is going up in July.
It's unfortunate :( Because he's my baby. But he's taught me everything he can and it's time for him to teach someone else.
I wont be happy riding a PSG/I1 for the next 8 years. Realistically I need to go start my hunt for "the Olympic horse" and I can only afford one beasty at a time.
Life really sucks sometimes. If you know any millionaires that want to buy me another horse, let me know haha. I would love to keep him.

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post #248 of 511 Old 05-09-2013, 02:54 AM
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How old is the horse? What price? Why no Int/GP?
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post #249 of 511 Old 05-10-2013, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Vet check passed with flying colours.
Sold tonight. Has got to be one of the quickest sales in history for a higher priced horse in this market - 5 days from advert to deposit, and 5 days again until full payment received.
This will take an enormous amount of pressure off me.
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post #250 of 511 Old 05-11-2013, 12:32 PM
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Well, I know not many of you peruse the Eventing sub-forum, so I'm going to fill you in since I've been pretty absent around HF lately.

April 9th I got a 5 y/o Thoroughbred coming off a 2 month let down from track life! Her last race was the end of December ('12) and she was in training still up until about mid-late February when personal issues between the owner and trainer forced them to pull their horses out of training. She's super level headed and quite clever, very sweet in-you-pocket sort of personality as well. She's coming along much quicker than I expected actually. She's really understanding that I want her to stretch over her back now, and I think it's just lack of muscle that's slowing her down at this point, so we've been doing a lot of hacking in between working in the arena and it's really helping a lot.

The biggest issue I'm having with her right now is just that she's a little hesitant to stretch into the contact. She's very, very soft mouthed and I think I may have to move her to an even softer bit. She was originally in a french-link loose ring (she prefers it much more than the eggbutt french link I first rode her in), and now she's in a loose ring happy mouth. I'd really like to try her in a Nathe flexible loose ring if I can find someone that has one for me to try her in. I'd like to see how she likes it before I buy it, but that might not end up being an option. Any suggestions, in the mean time, on some really great ways to help encourage her to stretch into the contact instead of putting her head down and just ducking behind the vertical? She's way better in the happy mouth and I'm getting a little more consistency, but it's still super tentative. She's starting to understand some basic lateral work and we've been doing a lot of transitions as well.

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