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post #1 of 3 Old 12-18-2009, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Awesome lesson this afternoon!

Hey everyone.
well my instructor/trainer fell ill around Thanksgiving and things got crazy!
I was not able to take any lessons and my young mare was not in training!! yikes....I was really struggling because the gal I am working with was not going to be able to conitniue with my mare until the docs gave the okay. I decided to send my mare to a different trainer and she left yesterday! I was sad but it needs to be done...I made a post about that topic in the training area.

But...the good news is my instructor was given the go ahead from her docs to give lessons again.....
Yay for me. I had not ridden since before turkey day. But the things we were having issues with never left my mind.
Some things we were working on were, with my leg position, both the use of thigh muscles and letting my lower leg hang nicely and not nag! My posting~keeping my hip relaxed and also to not "colapse my shoulders" hope that makes sense, also not working so hard, but letting the horse do some of the work!

My instructor said to me.." are you sure you have not ridden since the last lesson???" I said no...not at all. She asked me what I had been doing because all the things that were such and issue for me to wrap my head around were totally gone!!!
Reallly all I have done is watch a lot of others ride and taking lesson while I have been Hand walking my own horses, and in my time to relax thinking about the things that I need to improve on...oh- I forgot that I also totally forget to breath! lol....I was breathing today. Not holding my breath.
Today since she has a hard time walking she sat on the mounting block and we used the headset so she does not have to That was the first time I have used it and I totally loved it. She can give me the instructions and then I am not always turning my head to

So our lesson was awesome. I was able to keep the horse collected at both the walk and trot and post without doing all the work and also not collapse my shoulders....Yay...
I was so excited.
It has been something like 20 years since I rode on a regular basis. At one time people paid me to ride their naughty horses, and I worked with a lot of OTTB's retraining them and selling them for hunter/jumper or dressage prospects. So to start all over has been an experience to say the least.

Anyway, it was cool to finally ride and keep a horse on contact without having to completely concentrate on my

progress is great even when it comes in small doses....

I also have to say thanks to all those here because I read a lot of posts and like to see the commentary others give.

Someday I hope to find a person at the barn to video me while riding. Pics are just to darn hard to take in the indoor.

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-18-2009, 10:41 PM
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Great to hear that you are getting better and got to ride and had a great lesson !
I hope you're instructor get's better, I hate being ill ( i am ill quite often)

Anyways, i do hope that your mare does progress in her training while she is at the new trainers :) !
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-18-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a bunch!
It was a blast. Improvements are always nice. I am looking into riding a horse at a different barn as well, but won't know about that for a few days.
I just talked the trainer where my mare is and he sadi she settled in just fine and he is going to start working with her tomorrow. We will talk again on Tues so I can go and see her on Wed...before Christmas. Then i will go back and see her when I return. I am very excited about it all.
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