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post #1 of 11 Old 10-19-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Such a good ride

Tonight was like the best lesson I've had in a while. We were working on canter leads again, but Rainy was actually trying tonight, or so it seemed. Our instructor had us do this pattern where we cantered in the far corner, then went across the diagonal and could either do a simple or a flying lead change, then continue and switch directions. I knew from the start Rainy would not stop for the simple lead change (once she starts cantering, she's like a freight train ), and she's done flying lead changes without me even trying before, so we tried it-and voila! Rainy's secret talent emerges! She apparantly is a natural at flying lead changes! :) Sorry if I was bragging a bit, but I've just had the greatest lesson ever!
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-19-2009, 10:05 PM
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thats awesome ! she sounds like a really fun horse !

i think its always ok to brag about your horse =]

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I wish I could find Puck's magic button. I was riding the same pattern today. We're still doing simple changes. Hopefully he will have a light bulb moment soon. Glad you had such a good ride. Your horse sounds like a lot of fun.
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Just keep trying! I'm so lucky I have such a wonderful horse- she does it so naturally, I barely even cued her for it! :) And good luck with Puck! lol.
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 03:48 PM
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Sounds like a really awesome lesson. I love having a great ride, it just totally brightens my day.
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 03:59 PM
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oooh lead changes! They are fun but hard to master!


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post #7 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, thanks both of you! :) I'm so lucky my girl just does it naturally, otherwise I'm sure I would have a heck of a time trying to get her to do them.
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-23-2009, 02:18 AM
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I also had a night like this! Was working on a collected canter in a figure 8 and when we hit the center he just switched. I didn't cue it (maybe shifted my weight a little subconsciously) and it was like butter. It really was just the best feeling ever!
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-23-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Isn't it? :) lol.
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-23-2009, 07:30 PM
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Heyy you aint the only one! It really was a quite amazing lesson!i loove sonny! We have the best horses! i mean im jealous! haha
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