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post #61 of 511 Old 05-13-2012, 07:44 AM
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Way to go Spighi and Kayty!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!

Now, pictures???


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Won both of my tests today, 69.8% in the prelim, 69.2% in the novice. Spighi's first time out in 6 years, my first time out in 12 months, and horrendous surfaces to ride on. DEFINITELY no complaints from me!!!!

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post #62 of 511 Old 05-13-2012, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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In picture thread :)

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post #63 of 511 Old 05-13-2012, 08:00 AM
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dressage training on a slight hold at the moment ! Gypsy just got a new saddle and I just got some badly needed new tall boots ! Riding in both at once was not easy yesterday, my abs are so sore ! I've been flatting her more than strict dressage to try to break them both in a little more. Once the saddle fitter comes out I will be able to start oiling my saddle.

Pre new saddle, gypsy has been getting much better at her leg yields and her trot-canter and canter-trot transitions. I can't wait to show her this summer, we got great scores last year, so this year should be even better.

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post #64 of 511 Old 05-16-2012, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Back to work this morning for my little superstar ;)
Popped him on the lunge before I went to work to give him a good stretch and get him moving before I start riding him again tomorrow. Lots of trot-canter-trot transitions, his 'problem child' right hind is getting much stronger in these transitions, so I'll be keeping up with quite a lot of this lunge work. Because of the slightly weaker right hind, he tends to swing his quarters to the left, which showed up in his tests on Sunday unfortunately, so more strengthening work there, and I need to get quicker at correcting it and putting him in shoulder fore.

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post #65 of 511 Old 05-16-2012, 02:14 AM
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How is Billy?

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post #66 of 511 Old 05-16-2012, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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He's getting VERY bored already being cooped up and has taken to running around his stable. So I've decided to fence off a small area of flat paddock and let him go in there during the say so that at least he's outside and able to graze near the other horses. He seems to be much happier with this arrangement.
Today was his last day of being double buted, he's still a little sore but walking much better on it. So hopefully now that he'll be going back to one bute/day for another week, the swelling will go for good and I won't need to take him back for a re-scan.

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post #67 of 511 Old 05-16-2012, 02:59 AM
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Fingers are crossed!

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post #68 of 511 Old 05-16-2012, 05:23 AM
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Well, tried to introduce flying changes to our repertoire, and it seems that whilst Fitz's hind-end engagement has improved dramatically, it's not quite there yet. He can do it one way beautifully, but the side where the brunt of the change is on his funny leg he just can't do. So we're back to travers and renvers, and lots and lots of downwards transitions to try and build up that engagement.

The difficulty with Fitz is that he's very good at faking it. He'll partly engage, so that you can feel his back come up, but he won't properly track up, he'll just slow his strides. He can trot so slowly it's almost piaffe without engaging at all, so actually making him do it properly is a bit of a challenge when he's pretending that he's doing it properly. However, spoke to my boss and have been teaching some of her more advanced lessons where she uses him, so have gotten a chance to see exactly what he's doing from the ground and teach through it, so here's hoping this will help a bit.... He's a lazy boy ;)
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post #69 of 511 Old 05-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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Untill Reeco went lame we were working on canter I.e getting canter without him panicing and bolting.
We had walk and trot down to a tee (he was only sat on for the first time in September) and were scoring 69%+ in Intro dressage tests (walk, trot only tests).

Now he is lame we may have months of nothing.

BUT watch this space as a friend has just offered me the chance to play with her dressage horse (working at home at elem, showing at novice but also doing Para dressage) whilst she has an operation.

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post #70 of 511 Old 05-16-2012, 09:10 AM
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I hope it works out for you faye, sorry to hear your boy is lame. Hopefully he gets through it without any trouble.

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