Zephyr August 2013 - YouTube
Hereis a very short video of my friends horse that I helped her get years ago and it's been a long road to Rome.
We never thought he would be able to do what he can do today from him having such mental blocks, but over the years with trainer help and positive reinforcement he's come to where he is today!
This will be his first year doing bigger shows, getting more so out of his comfort zone.
I have always helped this friend with this horse but more so recently due to her truck being out of commission for the time being meaning she can't get to her weekly lessons.
I'll be videoing again today and posting it, our goals are similar to Ollie's.
Get him lifted up and powered from the hind end
Even steady tempo in all three gaits
Smooth rhythmic trantitions
More of a real leg yeild
Moving off the inside leg to steady outside rein and leg contact
I helping the rider wither lower leg, opening her chest, breathing through her arms and holding zephyr accountable for his actions without her compermising her body.
My friend is in a real mental block right now. Making exsuses for why he doesn't do what she asks right away and saying he can't do a trantion up to trot without her messing with the reins a bit to much so I helping her break habits and get tougher!
I love doing this, it's so much fun!
Please tell me what you think
Take note he is scheduled for a teethfloating and feet done this week, a little over due.
Zephyr is on legand shots to help his joints because of his long pencil like confirmation and age (14) he can get very stiff and sore with more then 3-4 days off.
More later today!