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post #11 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 09:06 AM
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OP, looks good! I too am working on getting my guy to stand still after whoa. Actually stand still period! He's a wiggle worm. :)

Taffy, I like the description of the way you hold the reins. Sounds much easier than what I'm being taught

I would like to hear or see how you are being taught. Are you being taught "one handed"? Your instructor Barb is probably more correct than I am. I have never learned one handed, and am just trying to start learning now. I hear if you start one handed in the beginning it is much easier in the long run.

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post #12 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 09:31 AM
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Yep, one handed. In left hand keep pinkey & ring finger together, put right rein from back of hand through the gap between ring & index finger, left rein over top of pointer finger, close fingers around reins. Thumb on top of left rein. Then she is teaching me to hold two handed, keeping both in left hand, grab right rein between ring & index, thumb on top, pull out a bridgeof several inches, It's hard for me to keep it straight.

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post #13 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 09:36 AM
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Yes! This is the way you should learn. It is much harder learning two handed then going to one!! Keep it up, I hear once you get it it is great.
Have you tried making a rein board for practicing? I have all the pieces to make one, just haven't assembled it yet.
Good Job! You are so lucky to have a great instructor so close.
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post #14 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much taffy for posting that picture taffy! VERY helpful!!!

I'm going to get on workin' on this today!

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post #15 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 02:30 PM
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rein board??????

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post #16 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 03:05 PM
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driveing and long lineing.

hiya it looks llike every one is working there horses long lineing and driveing.
Hope fully I can start tomorrow after work and spend some time with them.
Tc that is a great picture you have there and as to your question as to driveing one handed I put the rein through my bottom thinger and my top thinger were my thumb is and I move my hand by rotareing my wrist so as to use little very little contact and being as light as possable be for you drive one handed gather the reins with the other hand so you have contact with the bit.
As to saying woah walk trot ect use your voice and little contact on the rein and when you woah keep the reins levle and just apply a little contact by pulling back.
Ashley your pictures are good ill studdy them more as im still sleepy at the moment but she looks like she is going well.
As tc has said I think you should long rein in her bridle and your driveing will come on leaps and bounds.
The pictures I have seen of every ones driveing and the way your all geting along is awesome and I admire you all and your equine partners.
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post #17 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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:) today I drove her from the ground in her closed bridle. She did wonderful. I even got complimented by an instructor who came by for a lesson and saw us practicing our transitions and steering this morning.

She's using a lot more of her hind end than she was when we first began. Once we begin warming up at the trot she starts to engage her hind end very well. It feels like driving a locomotive.

I think/hope once fall is here she's going to be very ready to be hitched to ... if my meadowbrook is done .
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post #18 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 10:07 PM
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Any photos of the progressing meadowbrook?

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post #19 of 21 Old 04-21-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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haha, no! Though since the weather was nice I finished puttying all of the tiny cracks I could find.

The only thing I have left to properly sand at this point is the floors but, that will take a solid could of days probably haha...
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post #20 of 21 Old 04-22-2013, 10:41 AM
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meddow brook

ashley it sounds like you could use an electric sander with a very fine sand pad.
It sounds great thay youll be driveing soon.
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