So Spighi doesn't feel left out

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Pictures

So Spighi doesn't feel left out

This is a discussion on So Spighi doesn't feel left out within the Horse Pictures forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category

Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By Kayty
  • 1 Post By Kayty

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-24-2012, 10:46 PM
So Spighi doesn't feel left out

I should probably put up a few photo's of him too from his competition over the weekend.
Not such great tests unfortunately, both of us have only had a couple of rides in since I bunged up my hip and I just didn't ride terribly well.
However, I felt that the straightness has improved - no quarters swinging constantly to the left - and he is less inclined to drop the poll.
Still placed fairly well, 3rd and =7th of 20 in both tests, but not really how I want him to be working out in public!

HorseLovinLady and Boo Walker like this.
Sponsored Links
    09-24-2012, 10:47 PM
And and yes, the local pony club were running a showjumping day + gale force winds.... it was not much fun :P
    09-24-2012, 11:15 PM
I'd be thrilled with those results, But I am easily pleased. You both look very professional.
    09-24-2012, 11:28 PM
He does tend to score quite well even when he feels atrocious like he did on the weekend. Naturally he is a rhythm machine, has a great back that appears to swing even through tension, and he holds his frame even if he's bracing against me like no tomorrow. I had to hold him up for the full first test, he was so against the hand, I felt like I couldn't move him into corners, leg yields he wasn't enough off my leg etc.
But because he just goes around, keeps his rhythm and looks 'pretty', he still scores ok if I manage to keep myself together, sit up in the saddle and look like I'm having a great time - while my arms are about to be hauled out of their sockets!

I'm someone who doesn't tend to go by my percentages and placings in comps, I go by how he felt and if it felt awful and scored well, I'm not happy!
    09-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Green Broke
He's such a lovely boy. I know how you feel about the scores vs feelings thing.
    09-24-2012, 11:37 PM
I swear he looks like a different horse. He was a looker to start but he's SOOOO much more now. I know this wasn't exactly what you were hoping for for this show but I must say, certainly something to be proud of. I can't wait to see more as time goes on.
    09-24-2012, 11:53 PM
Thanks folks!

Crimson, he has certainly come a long way in how he uses his body, in training at home now he is showing a lot of talent for collection, now that he has figured out that he CAN lighten his forhand and not rely on me to hold him up. And I'm able to shorten the frame a lot more, and bring his poll higher. So certainly a lot of improvement going on since I started with him.
I am hoping to have him competing Elementary before the end of the year, and give him a Medium start by mid 2013.
crimsonsky likes this.
    09-25-2012, 02:32 AM
Green Broke
Lookin good!!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse bends right on left rein? & doesn' Llanidan Horse Training 6 06-05-2012 01:08 PM
Left Hoof or Fetlock Point Toward Left Sam23 Horse Health 1 02-19-2012 03:09 PM
Doesn't like to move to the left coffeemama Horse Health 7 11-11-2010 03:32 AM
i didnt want her to feel left out so... Gingerrrrr General Off Topic Discussion 10 09-22-2008 09:30 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0