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        07-17-2013, 01:56 PM
    Originally Posted by Weezilla    
    That was such a nice test! I loved the forward from the first to last halt, the big straight changes, especially those 2s ( I LOVE 2s-they feel so much more than 1s), and how you rode him so up and powering from behind. Honestly, it was one of the most correct FEI tests I've seen on a national stage - very enjoyable. Proof of hard and very correct work. You must be so proud of yourself and your lovely boy.
    Thanks Wee!

    He has been a super fun horse to ride and train up the levels :) Unfortunately the short work is a bit much for him as he is truly a jumper build, so he is for sale. But I know he will make someone an excellent schoolmaster as he is only 10 :)

    Meanwhile I'm off horse shopping with no money hahaha :P Need to buy some lottery tickets...
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        07-17-2013, 02:59 PM
    Well, you've done a truly wonderful job of training. What he does, he does very correctly. Everyone on this forum interested in educating their eye should watch your video. His next owner doesn't know yet how lucky they are :)

    You know, it would be great if you could post some confo pics, so that everyone might see what "more of a jumper build" looks like. Maybe pics from when you first got him, and also confo pics of him now, to see the change in muscling and carriage
        07-24-2013, 04:41 AM
    Green Broke
    Reeco and I are on strict orders from the physio to hack out at the walk for the next week. But after that we are all set to work on the canter getting him sorted for Chaps Champs!!

    These are videos of how far he has come so far:
    I'm very pleased with him.
        07-26-2013, 03:23 PM
    Bit of a brag >) Cloud and I had a lesson today after a month without any. My trainer was absolutely THRILLED with how much he has improved and matured in just a month We are cantering on both leads, and introduced some ground poles and standards- didn't phase him one bit. We're well on our way! Preparing for his first ever schooling show at the end of August- should be interesting
        07-26-2013, 08:54 PM
    My goals on the horses I've been riding is geting engagement and forward movement.
        09-04-2013, 10:09 AM
    We had a lovely weekend in a clinic with Whit Watkins. My mare really behaved herself and rode well. Lots of good rides and exercises.

        09-12-2013, 05:54 PM
    Green Broke
    We are working on clean transitions...so far, walk to trot and trot to walk transitions are looking good...transitions to canter, not so much...but that's the fun part about dressage, you always have at least 51 things that you're working on :))
        09-12-2013, 10:59 PM
    Wow wee
        09-13-2013, 03:42 AM
    Green Broke
    After CHAPS where I discovered that splodgey one can't gallop I am currently working on getting splodgey one confident enough to take me forward and gallop.
    I foresee a lot of time spent of stubble fields and pointing him up big hills. I never thought I'd see the day that I had to make him gallop as opposed to praying he didnt!
        09-16-2013, 04:21 PM
    Green Broke
    Do you ever set out to work on one specific thing and while doing so end up working on/correcting something totally different?

    I was working on canter transitions again yesterday and got so wore out that I re-adjusted my upper body so that I could hold my position better during the downward transition, when my instructor suddenly shouted "that's it, that's exactly how your upper body is supposed to be positioned during the sitting trot" !!!

    It's so exciting when I accidentally do something right :)
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