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        12-03-2013, 09:23 PM
      #371
    Foal
    I am STILL working on stopping my mare from leaving every time a kangaroo appears next door. She is TERRIFIED of them. She is getting better though. Now she mostly just gets tense for 1/4 of a circle rather than trying to leave at pace. When she's settled we are working on turn about the haunches, shoulder-in to renvers, travers and counter canter.

    I'm not doing much with the Friesian apart from getting weight off of him. He's a little weak in his stifles, and it really shows up when he gets too fat. And he's too fat. So lots of walking and pole work to help strengthen his stifles.
         
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        12-03-2013, 09:33 PM
      #372
    Showing
    I've been absent for a loonngggg time. Since starting as a barn manager in July, I've been reading posts here but rarely posting myself. Hopefully this is a good way to get back into the swing of things!

    My reining-trained Arabian and I have been working on dressage for the last few months. We received our C2 Pony Club certification in early November and the rater absolutely loved her. A few weeks ago I brought her to a lesson with a PSG trainer who encouraged me to try First Level at a large show an hour away.

    Show was this weekend. I'm thrilled with her! We had scores over 60% in both tests (2 and 3) with lots of 7s. We placed 3rd in test 2 and 2nd in test 3 out of some very big divisions. Aaannnd this was her first show in an English saddle and my first-ever dressage show (other than horse trials).

    Things to work on: In our counter canter loops, Estrella has problems with being on the incorrect lead. She's well schooled in flying changes due to her reining background, so during our test she threw in a few tempi changes.....the judge was laughing about how nice they were. Unfortunately, this is only First level!

    What exercises do you have for allowing a horse to be more comfortable in counter canter? It is partially my fault that I wasn't giving her enough outside leg to keep her haunches in, but I'd like her to feel better about counter canter.

    Thanks!
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        12-03-2013, 09:43 PM
      #373
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    Originally Posted by picup436    
    I am STILL working on stopping my mare from leaving every time a kangaroo appears next door. She is TERRIFIED of them. She is getting better though. Now she mostly just gets tense for 1/4 of a circle rather than trying to leave at pace. When she's settled we are working on turn about the haunches, shoulder-in to renvers, travers and counter canter.

    I'm not doing much with the Friesian apart from getting weight off of him. He's a little weak in his stifles, and it really shows up when he gets too fat. And he's too fat. So lots of walking and pole work to help strengthen his stifles.

    I wonder what Z would do if a Kangaroo appeared next door? Probably dissolve in terror. Just the thought of it makes me laugh. To us, kangaroos are so exhotic, to think of them as "pests" is just too wierd.
         
        12-04-2013, 01:10 AM
      #374
    Trained
    Haha geez though buggers aren't exotic, they're everywhere!! I'm working 'out in the sticks' (outback) at the moment and along the country highways there is a dead too every km at least. Millions of the things!
    I've been out early to ride a few times only to find a family of 5+ Roos chilling in my arena!
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        12-04-2013, 01:20 AM
      #375
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    Haha geez though buggers aren't exotic, they're everywhere!! I'm working 'out in the sticks' (outback) at the moment and along the country highways there is a dead too every km at least. Millions of the things!
    I've been out early to ride a few times only to find a family of 5+ Roos chilling in my arena!
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    That's pretty much my arena between 4am-7am and 5pm-8pm every day, and we aren't even out in the sticks. I'm in the hills of Perth and only a 30 minute drive to the city centre!
         
        12-04-2013, 04:01 AM
      #376
    Trained
    In Perth, we have a large national park (just over 4000 hectares) that is within the city limits - Whiteman's Park. This year, they culled just over 4000 roos. I live on the outskirts of it, and still see so many roos!
         
        12-04-2013, 05:18 AM
      #377
    Trained
    I'm only in this sticks for a few weeks for work at the moment, my arena Roos are 40 mins out of Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills ;)
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        12-04-2013, 02:21 PM
      #378
    Trained
    I can't imagine how my horses would react to Kangaroos! Poor sheltered animals can barely contain themselves around cattle...
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        12-04-2013, 04:10 PM
      #379
    Trained
    Yes they like to jump out of bushes in front of you with no warning, delightful critters they are!
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        12-04-2013, 06:06 PM
      #380
    Started
    OMG - that's enough to scare me - never mind a horse!
         

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