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post #31 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 06:54 PM
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Well, I just got Jazz on lease on the 18th, and I have him for a year! (With the possibility of a second!)

Jazz:
-Work on improving his canter transitions (they need to be more prompt).
-Work on consistently having square halts.
-Achieve a softer right bend (he is a little resistant in that direction).
-Achieve show-ready leg yields.
-Begin teaching him shoulder-in & haunches-in.
-Begin extended work.

Me:
-Ride all gaits without stirrups once a week
-Improve symmetry
-Square shoulders
-Relax back (I have a tendency to be hollow)

All of this is to...
Score well in Training level dressage tests come spring, and be ready to show First Level in the summer.
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post #32 of 32 Old 12-22-2009, 10:29 PM
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Thumper:
-work on using his back
-get him to use his hind end more, instead of pulling himself along :)
-work on his form over jumps- get him square!
-get him ready for equitation and hunters next summer
-get him to relax and not be so nervous/concerned about everything

Me:
-walk/trot/canter/jump no stirrups without contorting my body :)
-get trail-certified
-jump 3'
-improve my equitation
-perfect my half-seat so I can have it in my 'toolbox' to use
-SHOW First Level dressage

LOL I'll have a lot to work on over the winter!


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