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post #21 of 32 Old 12-21-2009, 07:40 PM
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-Start with a trainer again and get out to some jumper shows
-Work counter canter more
-Start flying changes again
-Working from behind more

-Lose the baby belly
-Build topline
-Back for the first time in 6 years (and possibly since life on the track)
-Hopefully turn her into a trail horse

-Get her out to some Future Event Horse shows
-Get her used to clipping
-Work on her manners (she's a pushy little thing)
-Let her grow up :)

-Always working on being a more effective rider
-Start jumping again (it's been 6 months)
-Place well in 2 winter dressage show series (off to a good start so far!)

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post #22 of 32 Old 12-21-2009, 11:28 PM
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Robbie :
-- get him back on a consitent program
-- get him jumping at least 3'3 courses
-- work on his transitions
-- work on his balance
-- circles, circles, circles!

Me :
-- position
-- toes forward hehe
-- keeping my eyes up and off Robbie. XD
-- my position through tight turns and over the bigger jumps
-- not being scared to jump over 3'3

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post #23 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 12:12 AM
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-- Gain confidence over fences, me and Grady
-- my leg position
-- lead changes....

In order too...
-- Compete in the Low Adults (rated)

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post #24 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 09:46 AM
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Ah... they don't really change over the winter.

- lunge in side reins 3 times a week
- more basic work
- get him more consistent overall
- no more temper tantrums when I ask him to transition down from the canter
- work more on his whoa, get an immediate response instead of 3-4 steps later...
- did i mention get consistent?

- ride more
- work on being more consistent myself :P
- pick up my hands! never used to do this, newly formed bad habit
- more two-point on the flat work
- solidify my lower leg over fences

There's probably more, ha ha.

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post #25 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 10:19 AM
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Find majic solution to Uveitis!(PM me if you have any sujestions. Theyre greatly appreciated.)
Try to convince Trooper that cantering through snow isnt as exciting as he thinks so that I can actually controll him.

Do everything I can to prepare for my first show season on the show team.
-get used to new pony (instructor switching me again. apparently this pony can jump higher)
-perfect position
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post #26 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 12:19 PM
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-Get her Cantering consistently (no bucking) on both leads
-Lots of gymnastics work
-Complete a full training level dressage test
-Get her jumping crossrail lines at the Canter
-Teach her to round and collect herself

-Teach him to stand still to be mounted
-Work on lots of gymnastics under saddle and free lunging
-Get him to relax and trust people
-Teach him to stand quiet on the crossties

-Teach him that hes not a western pleasure horse anymore (he was a 2nd level dressage horse until Joann bought him for her nephew to do western pleasure on, and now he thinks hes supposed to plod around instead of using his body)
-Get him collected and moving off my leg instead of sucking back and acting like a bratty lesson horse
-Start schooling over gymnastics and eventually over some low lines

-Start doing some dressage work
-Lots of trails (when the weathers good)

-Let him be a pasture puff
-Start working him back slowly when the ground thaws
-Teach him to be a driving pony

-Find a nice used dressage saddle
-Work on getting my but back over fences
-Work on not letting my self get into a hunt seat when practicing dressage

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post #27 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 12:27 PM
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Well I will be busy getting some surgery done and out of the way so my main focus is going to become unbroken.

As for Bentley, we are going to be doing a lot of groundwork, get him ready to be started under saddle and start him. Hopefully have some solid walk, trot canter work done by the summer.

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post #28 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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looks like everyone has good plans for this winter!

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post #29 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 05:13 PM
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For Sonny its mostly getting good timing towards the jumps..!

Sonny-13 yr. old Qurab Gelding
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post #30 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 05:48 PM
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>>With LÝza I would like to work on obedience and respect mainly. Also on some muscles, but we will mainly have to wait till spring...
>>I personally would really like to win a lottery, take part in some clinicques, take some good lessons od good horses, get some advices from more experienced people and maybe get someone to help me with Lisa, 'cause I am really not the best man to work with her, but unfortunately the only one for her now.... Spent all time I can with Lisa, developing our relation, play with her, have fun, teach her... <3
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