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        10-25-2013, 11:43 AM
      #331
    Green Broke
    With little O we are really getting his canter down better, more balanced, steady and SITTING throughout trantions in and out and while cantering. Weare working 10 meter trot circles, leg yeilds, shoulder in and making all the un brilliant moves brilliant to catch the judges eye and keep him with me 110% of each ride.

    Currently we are scheduling one of our outside trainers to come down for a clinic day even though I'd almost rather spend the money to go to her place for two days. But I'll be happy with just one, she really gets us and it just means working as a hard as I can until she gets here and decide what it is that we will focus the lesson on so I can get the most out of it.

    I'd like to build in some pole work again, small gymnastic to help keep him active and sitting but with impulsion...not speed sitting and forward from the hind engine.
         
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        10-25-2013, 01:19 PM
      #332
    Green Broke
    Thanks, Ninamebo!! It's been tough without him ;-;
         
        10-25-2013, 02:17 PM
      #333
    Green Broke
    Well I lunged Reeco this evening, he did some utterly stunning work, interspersed with some stunning acrobatics. I think he was trying to show me how athletic he is lol!

    I'm also trying to decide if Reeco is at a level yet where a lesson with Andrew Gould woould be worth while.
         
        10-26-2013, 07:08 PM
      #334
    Trained
    Billy had his first lunging session in a cavesson yesterday. Just learning to walk out to a 10m circle, then back in, and halt.
    Had one little melt down of taking off bucking, but he got over it very quickly and the rest of our little session was rather uneventful. He's off to the breakers in a few weeks, and just turned 3. I can't believe time has flown by that quickly, it will be strange to ride him!
         
        10-26-2013, 08:31 PM
      #335
    Showing
    I'm very pleased with my little mare, she's just been awesome since the get-go, and so willing. It's hard to keep in mind that she's just 3 and to not push just that little bit too hard.
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        10-26-2013, 11:25 PM
      #336
    Trained
    Schooling ones and P-P at a clinic today with the big guy. Super fun and I have one student riding as well. Both of us are learning lots :) it's always great to get a fresh perspective and have new eyes on the ground.

    Good luck with the youngins Kayty and JDI - before you know it they will be old farts!!
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        10-27-2013, 12:02 AM
      #337
    Trained
    I will admit Anebel that I'd love to fast forward the next few years of training - the joys of young horses!!!!! Once we hit elementary then I am happy as a pig in mud!
         
        10-27-2013, 08:51 AM
      #338
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    I will admit Anebel that I'd love to fast forward the next few years of training - the joys of young horses!!!!! Once we hit elementary then I am happy as a pig in mud!
    Lol yes I am the same. That's why I like them broke late - less messing around doing wtc!
    Snow on the ground this AM :( but I'm excited to ride!
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        10-27-2013, 09:05 AM
      #339
    Trained
    I'm nothing as impressive as any of you guys.

    Just more work on rhythm, relaxation and acceptance of contact [THAT is the big one, she's an opinionated witch and a head tosser], need to do more long and low to build her topline but I have a show coming up so I've been bringing her into more of a competition frame in training.

    Also need to work on a little issue with listening. Witch has decided she can take off in canter and ignore me completely when I try to bring her back under control. That was one ride thankfully and tomorrow I will know if it's going to be an ongoing issue. She does like to run - bloody Thoroughbreds, she never even prepped but you'd think she was a track champion the way she carries on!

    Getting used to my lovely new [to me] Kieffer Wien which Witch likes a lot and I absolutely LOVE, getting used to riding with my leg UNDER me, training my muscles and remembering "the dog". I was told in a lesson with an amazing coach/rider to imagine a very heavy dog is sitting on each knee, pushing it down nice and low and BEHIND the knee roll, making it impossible for my heel to come up, and it has made SUCH a difference to my lower leg stability already.

    And mostly just attempting not to die at this show!
         
        10-27-2013, 09:33 AM
      #340
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    Billy had his first lunging session in a cavesson yesterday. Just learning to walk out to a 10m circle, then back in, and halt.
    Had one little melt down of taking off bucking, but he got over it very quickly and the rest of our little session was rather uneventful. He's off to the breakers in a few weeks, and just turned 3. I can't believe time has flown by that quickly, it will be strange to ride him!
    Ummm...where are the pictures? I haven't seen Billy since his yearling stage...

    I demand pictures!!! Please?
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