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        12-13-2011, 04:10 AM
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    Thanks hollybubbles and everyone else ;D

    Sunday and yesterday were BAD days, still rode, when I was warm I was fine. This morning- no more aches!

    I think it was a mix of things- She hadn't been worked consistently over the past week or so as I'd been in the UK visiting family, I was concentrating more on a new horse that was being beaten round the school so we didn't crash, and she did take advantage of that. So I asked for more hind leg and she ignored it, so I asked more firmly and she bucked, I was on the inside track and my dad was on the outside track. Duffy doesn't give a hoot about other horses, field, going past (scraping past sometimes xD) but my dad's horse Josie has double barrled her in the past in the field, so wondering if they may have had something to do with it. Poo happens, wrong time wrong place sort of thing, but she's been pretty good since.
    I've decided to try over the Christmas period, as I have more time, to stop riding with spurs, as when I fell off I must have gripped pretty hard and scraped a load of fur off her side. Just to see if we can do it. Who knows...

    Really sorry to hear your horse is now in horsey heaven :( I've never lost a horse, but I can only imagine how hard it must have been xxx and well done for hanging on the second time ;D
    Well done for still riding! I usually chicken out until i'm not sore anymore (bad Holly!)
    Oh well now you know what she's capable of and might have better luck at holding on next time haha
    Hmm yeah, it would be interesting to see her reactions without the use of spurs, why do you have them in the first place? (not criticising, just wondering)

    Aww it's ok, it's been 8 months today since she passed and I'm slowly coming to terms with it, it was her time to go and she said goodbye first. It gets easier, but not very fast.. I still forget I don't have to feed her somedays. But it's ok, I have Mitch now.
    Oh believe me, after the first time I learnt real quick!
         
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        12-13-2011, 04:15 AM
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    Green Broke
    Normally I don't and I wait xD But I can't do that with her, she is MY horse now, not one my parents bought for me... so ride it or sell it is my motto! Simply because I want to get in to this as a sport, not just a hobby.

    I don't think it was the spurs, I've ridden her in them from day one, and I'm very careful. Ask once with leg, if that's ignored, ask with the spurs (no idea what they're called, they have a rounded disc on them so its the movement of the disc that asks the horse to go forwards, not a jab) and then a bit of a kick. It was to get her more sensitive to my leg aids, and as has been pointed out with dressage, its better to have spurs on for more advanced movements than having to move your legs here and there. But I don't really use them, and I don't want any more fur scrapes, so I'm going to leave them on the side of the school, so then we can do our basics, and if we go in to anything like leg yielding etc and we need a bit more reinforcement, we can go from there... and she's a nightmare with a schooling whip, I don't even touch her and we're off!

    I'm glad you have Mitch then, so he can help you and have all your hugs and kisses xxx
         
        12-13-2011, 06:31 PM
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    Normally I don't and I wait xD But I can't do that with her, she is MY horse now, not one my parents bought for me... so ride it or sell it is my motto! Simply because I want to get in to this as a sport, not just a hobby.

    I don't think it was the spurs, I've ridden her in them from day one, and I'm very careful. Ask once with leg, if that's ignored, ask with the spurs (no idea what they're called, they have a rounded disc on them so its the movement of the disc that asks the horse to go forwards, not a jab) and then a bit of a kick. It was to get her more sensitive to my leg aids, and as has been pointed out with dressage, its better to have spurs on for more advanced movements than having to move your legs here and there. But I don't really use them, and I don't want any more fur scrapes, so I'm going to leave them on the side of the school, so then we can do our basics, and if we go in to anything like leg yielding etc and we need a bit more reinforcement, we can go from there... and she's a nightmare with a schooling whip, I don't even touch her and we're off!

    I'm glad you have Mitch then, so he can help you and have all your hugs and kisses xxx
    I only wait because I know if I ride while I'm sore I tense up more which equals more chance of falling again haha

    It would be interesting to see her reactions without them, you might suddenly get a laid back lazy horse (by some miracle maybe!)
    Mitch isn't good with whips either, that's how our first scenario came about.. But with my dressage whip he's ok (for now anyway!)
         
        12-14-2011, 01:17 AM
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    It's the strangest thing on my own two feet I trip on air and fall on my face. Off a horse I've landed on my feet all but once ....guess I just have a talent or falling....which is good.
         
        12-14-2011, 04:57 PM
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    Green Broke
    My horse bucked me off twice recently; the first time I managed to stay on through 3 bucks, but the second time he had figured out the best way to get me off and managed it the first time

    I added a grab strap to my saddle after that, and next time he had a fit I used it and stayed on. He seemed a little confused and annoyed that I hadn't fallen off and was about to go for another round until I one-rein stopped his butt.

    Riding is more fun when you stay on the horse!
         
        12-14-2011, 04:59 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    It is indeed! I managed to stay on for tonight's tantrum, and won ;D Legs like jello afterwards though! Who said riding was easy???
         

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