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post #11 of 31 Old 03-10-2009, 11:00 AM
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he's so cute i love him!
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post #12 of 31 Old 03-13-2009, 06:38 AM
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Awww what a cute guy!

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post #13 of 31 Old 03-16-2009, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Comanche day today. He was really good, the ground was still rather wet so just walk/trot, didn't wanna risk canter on the slippery ground. So lets just look at pics cause there isn't much to chat about...
Was a little slow to start

But once he was warmed up he was quite lovely

Lots of small circles to get him bendy and changing direction

Had a good forward walk

And pretty nice walk to trot transitions

I did lots of sitting trot at the end, my thighs are so weak haha.
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post #14 of 31 Old 03-17-2009, 02:18 AM
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i am really not trying to be rude or pick a fight or anything, i'm just wondering, why are you so tight on your reins? i haven't taken lessons in a long time, and i've just ridden western two times this past week (not in a lesson) so i'm not really extremely experienced or anything, but my main problem when i rode (and i rode saddleseat) was that i kept my reins too tight.

i'm just wondering if you're supposed to keep them that tight and what the reason is. i know you're a great rider because i see you on here all the time and you look very experienced and have some great horses!

i'm really just asking a question, not trying to critique you on your riding.
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post #15 of 31 Old 03-17-2009, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Not a problem. In English we ride with a light hand to bit contact. So the reins are not tight as such, they are just holding a contact. Com has a nice relaxed mouth and I can just feel his mouth. Also I keep my elbows and shoulders nice and soft to move with Coms head as it bobs in the walk and canter so I am not catching him in the mouth, just keeping that nice contact. If anything I think my reins with Com can be a little long at times and I let him drag on my arms...
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post #16 of 31 Old 03-18-2009, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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Com day. Work wasn't too bad today so I came home in a decent mood. Saddled Com up, mum had him groomed and ready for me, gotta love her! And Dad was photographer today, came out after we warmed up.
So Com was slow as usual to warm up and I decided to work on our transitions today. walk to trot to canter and back down. Once he realised what I was doing he was pretty good, at first he was a little sluggish and trying to run into the canter but he didn't take much to get over it...



More trot

And canter

And trot

The End :)
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post #17 of 31 Old 03-18-2009, 05:28 AM
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What a gorgeous horse! I can't help but imagine what he looks like in western tack. Ha ha. He really is gorgeous, such a pretty neck and head, and those markings are to die for. :]
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post #18 of 31 Old 03-28-2009, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Perfect day today and I had to work. But when I came home I saddled up Comanche and took him for a whirl :) The ground was still quite wet so no cantering for his big soup bowl feet in the arena but we did lots of trotting and cantering outside the arena. Also I have the best mum ever, she washed Kai for me for the show tomorrow and he is all cute and fluffy and clean. Hope he can stay like that, he is rugged up tonight in a grassy yard but he will find something to get filthy on.

So here is Com's pics from todays ride courtesy of my father...
walk/trot? I dunno he was very slow to start

Stretching and scratching as we walk up and over the mound

Coming into the arena to work


Cantering around

Being a big fat heavy head

Preparing for halt

And a spastic halt

We then did some half pass and leg yielding at a walk but dad had already gone back inside, the mozzies where hungry tonight. He was really good today and can't wait for the ground to dry up again!
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post #19 of 31 Old 03-29-2009, 06:03 PM
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What a shame, the photos aren't appearing :(

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post #20 of 31 Old 03-30-2009, 03:38 AM
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same here. it says 'Bandwidth Exceeded' :(
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