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post #1 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Last few rides on Caleigh

So Caleigh just left this morning for the breeders which means no riding until late June, early July. But I did get a lot of great rides in on her before she left. Been getting out 1 to 3 times per week to ride and love on her. She is such a sweet and amazing mare.

Anyway I think we are getting better, she doesn't hang as much and is starting to attempt a frame at the walk and slightly at the trot. It isn't consistent but it is SO much better than when I first started riding her and all she did was constantly pull me out of the saddle due to her horrible leaning on the bit.

Anyway now onto the pretty girl, these are in cronological order. The last ones in this sequence are from last Friday.






Please be nice about these ones, unless you have jumped a Clydesdale you have no idea what it is like. Plus I haven't jumped seriously since I stopped riding Junior.



Different saddle, it was interesting but I think I might like it better.






Anywho that is the most recent update I have to offer. No more pictures of riding for a while but will be updating with pregnancy pictures!
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post #2 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 02:38 AM
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She looks great! Very pretty mare.

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post #3 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 03:13 AM
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Argh!! Riding in gumboots!! Lovely little (BIG) mare she is!! Hmmmmm, tuck your toes in, heels down, hands up in some and maybe chuck a helmet on (it is your choice lol) I was like" IMAGINE FALLING OFF THAT GIANT AND GETTING KNCOKED IN THE HEAD BY ONE OF THEM BIG FEETS!!" lol

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post #4 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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I am working on my heels :] I always struggle with those darn heels, always have. Even on Junior they never got down as far as they should. It is even harder in rainboots and with dressage stirrups lol.

Which pictures are my hands where they should be?

I do wear a helmet when I jump just not on the flat right now. I am getting a helmet next week though so I will probably start wearing it. Just don't have one as of now :]

I will definetely work on my heels some more while Caleigh is out of comission and then some more when she gets back into work.

Which saddle do I look better in?
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post #5 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 04:46 PM
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Sigh, I love Caleigh

Love your boots too, btw!
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post #6 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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You look like you are leaning forward too much when you're not jumping.

I'm curious, did you get left behind on that third jumping pic?

I think I may have something that will help you with your heel problem. Have you always rode in those type of boots? I know a few people who have had similar problems wearing those type of boots. Not before and not after, just wearing them. I'd be curious to see what happens if you borrow a pair of paddock boots and see what happens.
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post #7 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I do lean forward a little on the flat due to being a hunter/jumper rider previously. I rode hunter/jumper for three years and before that rode dressage for three years. So kinda still getting used to the change in position.

In the third jumping pic yes I did get left behind, the jump was 2' and over that height she literally launches herself over it. Her jumping 2' feels more powerful than Junior [the TB I used to jump] jumping 3'3", it is crazy. Gotta get used to it lol.

As for the boots no I don't always ride in them. In the jumping pics I am wearing paddock boots and half chaps. The pasture she is in has like 1 foot deep mud and water and my paddock boots are too short to walk through it to get her so I wear the pink boots and then am just too lazy to change out of them to ride so I ride in them. When the whether gets nicer and the mud clears up I will wear my paddock boots more.
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Nice pics :) I jump a clydsedale in my lesson ...
Well she doesnt really jump them she just steps over LOL
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post #9 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Haha yeah Caleigh does one of three things:
1. She launches over them
2. She trots over them with very little effort
3. She plows through them, like literally just keeps trotting and knocks the whole thing over without even trying to avoid it

Silly mare.
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post #10 of 25 Old 04-19-2011, 07:26 PM
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That second saddle fits you waaaay better. (the one is the last set of pics)

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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