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    04-04-2012, 08:36 PM
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Foal
Talking I start part-leasing on Monday!

I am all set to start leasing the horse I have been taking lessons on for the past couple of months!

Im pretty excited, but don't really have anyone to tell about it. My family arent horsey at all. In fact my mum has told me that before I buy a horse I need to get myself a new car (brand new!).

This is kinda my way of getting around that (but shhhh! Don't tell)

The horse Im going to be part leasing is an older horse, he has done a bit of everything so he's a good match. But he's super lazy (he'll go forward, but in a lesson when he's been working properly, I always seem more tired at the end than he is...)

Im soo excited. My instructor is going overseas to look at importing another couple of warmbloods, so her groom (who has trained dressage in germany) is going to help me while she is away!

I think that just to get into it and used to riding by myself I am going to get a half hour lesson my first couple of rides, and then spent a second half hour by myself. (to slowly introduce me to deciding what to do and work on)

YAY
     
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    04-05-2012, 01:32 AM
  #2
Foal
Congratulations, BackAgain! I understand your excitement, because this week I also started part-leasing my lesson horse too! HIGH FIVE! How many times will you ride a week? My lease is for one lesson weekly and two unsupervised rides a week. My first solo ride will be this Saturday and I am busy planning what I'll do. What are you working on in your lessons now? I am a beginner so I'm still working on halts and sitting trot. Isn't it exciting to be leasing?! I have always been supervised while riding so this will be my first ride alone!
Post pictures!

DingDong
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    04-05-2012, 05:35 AM
  #3
Foal
Back again, that's so exciting!! And your horse sounds like you'll have lots of fun with him once you start to learn to work him on your own!

I can totally relate with the non-horsey parents thing - I started part leasing a horse a few weeks ago and my Mum is only just starting to speak to me again. She disapproves of the whole "horsey" thing, and thinks I should be putting ALL my money into saving for a house!

One tip for you: get a notebook and keep a log of your riding - date and time, length of session, as well as how the horse went, and what you feel could be improved on and ideas of what you can work on next time.
It's also nice, when you've had a bad ride to look back and see how far you've actually come!

But Congrats on your new part lease and I hope you enjoy your new buddy! :)
(what's he called?? Do we get to see pics??)
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    04-07-2012, 11:17 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by Mythical    
Back again, that's so exciting!! And your horse sounds like you'll have lots of fun with him once you start to learn to work him on your own!

I can totally relate with the non-horsey parents thing - I started part leasing a horse a few weeks ago and my Mum is only just starting to speak to me again. She disapproves of the whole "horsey" thing, and thinks I should be putting ALL my money into saving for a house!

One tip for you: get a notebook and keep a log of your riding - date and time, length of session, as well as how the horse went, and what you feel could be improved on and ideas of what you can work on next time.
It's also nice, when you've had a bad ride to look back and see how far you've actually come!

But Congrats on your new part lease and I hope you enjoy your new buddy! :)
(what's he called?? Do we get to see pics??)
That's good advice Mythical; I'm going to try that myself. And by the way, I love your signature!
     
    04-08-2012, 07:12 AM
  #5
Foal
Hey Guys - Thanks for letting me share my enthusiasm!!! It certainly is a break from internship applications.

I am uber psyched for tomorrow - can't wait to get started. Im going up for a lesson at 11am and am making my plans for the rest of the week

DingDong - we will probably keep working on transitions btw working and lengthened trot and some leg yield as well as connecting Mortons canter (thats his name). Ill try to take a photo with my phone tomorrow when I go up there

Its quite far away, but I think its worth it for great lessons and a chance to part lease a patient schoolmaster. Will look at somewhere closer when I am looking at my own horse probably though.


Cheers for the tip Mythical - I am actually already keeping a log of all of my lessons, what we are working on, the feedback I was given, and a couple of key "take home" things from each lesson. Its something I had to do when I was skiing competitively and it became a habit that when ever I am working on something I log it...

Im actually pretty psyched now
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    04-08-2012, 07:22 AM
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Showing
Congratulations :) I know you're going to just have the best time with Morton :)

Pictures when you can and I'm really happy for you!! Leasing a horse is suuuch fun!
     
    04-09-2012, 07:28 PM
  #7
Trained
I love it when someone is so excited about horses & riding and getting a new horse, gives me the warm & fuzzies. Your folks don't know the shared the joy they are missing.
     
    04-10-2012, 06:17 AM
  #8
Foal
Hey, BackAgain - Yesterday was your first day with your new Lease horse, right?
How did it go??
     
    04-10-2012, 07:13 AM
  #9
Weanling
Congratulations!!! I was in your shoes almost a year ago, how exciting!
     
    04-10-2012, 07:26 PM
  #10
Foal
Mythical - yeah, monday was the first day, and then I went back out there yesterday. On Monday he was really hard to get going and then resisted a lot when we tried to get him round. But he hadn't been ridden in 2 weeks or so. By the end he was going well, and had come round in w,t, and canter on both reins.

Yesterday was a lot better, he was more willing to work and there were stages that he was really soft and through

But both days he was cantering as an evasion when I was asking him to come round in trot (only some times). First thought I had was that I was doing something wrong, but I had an instructor with me for parts of both days, and she said it was a sign that I was asking him to work properly and he thought cantering was easier. So each time I just brought him back to trot and started again.

Any tips to stop him from doing that (the cantering thing)? I don't really want to just take up a stronger contact when asking him to move up, but if people think that that is a good solution will give it a go.

Am going back out on Friday so will ask someone there as well.
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