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post #1 of 10 Old 08-08-2009, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Amazing Weekend!

Hey,

Well I had such a great weekend I thought I would post about it, it all started with my lesson. I was excited about my lesson, more then usual for some reason. So anyway, my instructor was like "Your riding Benson Maddie!" I was sooo excited because I adore Benson and love riding him. Also I'd been riding him alot because Im one of the riders that can ride out his spooks!

So anyway, I got on and we walked around. I was riding stirrupless. This is a big step for Benson. I was amazed that he wasn't freaking (I had to leave the sirrups down instead of folding them over his neck incase he freaked) He didn't care about these "things" (sirrup irons) sitting there swinging about.

Then we started trotting (I had my sirrups back in) and my legs stayed still! I was sooooo happy! That I'd finally managed to keep them from "shaking". I even managed to keep them back.

So anyway, we were then doing courses. We were doing bending and Benson LOVES bending. And for the first time ever I cantered the full bending course! I was so proud of Benson and I.

So then after my lesson it was Brea (on Billy- who is extremly carm and Benson's best friend). So anyway, one of my instructors let us canter Billy and Benson in line (next to eachother) around the arena it was great!! Benson and I were on the outside.

After my lesson dad and I brought 3 new woodern poles, to paint as jumps. So we got three spray cans with the colours pink,orange and green. So anyway We painted 2 that were stripped with all three colours. Then dad did a mental one that was Pink and oranged swirled with random green lines!

Then Chinga got his new martingale and its red! He doesn't throw his head up anymore. Its brilliant!

We even rode bareback, and he loved it. His latest trick is bucking when I get on bareback (We got a vet out to check for pain and he said he was fine and that he just knew that I couldn't stay on if he bucked bareback. We did bareback trotting and some small jumps it was brilliant!

I had a great weekend.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 02:13 AM
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That is fantastic.
It's really great when it all comes together and leaves you on a high, you feel like it'll never go wrong again doesn't it and your confidence just soars.

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 02:20 AM
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Keep up the good work

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I cantered on Chinga bareback this after noon! Who needs a saddle! We also did some low jumps bareback. He is now a cow pony as well! I had my friends Jalah, Taylor, Tayla and Alice being cows and Chinga would round them up. All I had to do was show him one of them running and he would do it himself by the end!

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 03:33 AM
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Thanks! I cantered on Chinga bareback this after noon! Who needs a saddle! We also did some low jumps bareback. He is now a cow pony as well! I had my friends Jalah, Taylor, Tayla and Alice being cows and Chinga would round them up. All I had to do was show him one of them running and he would do it himself by the end!
I'm pretty sure that 'rounding up' your friends and sisters doesn't make Chinga a cow pony.

Again I feel the need to post due to your immaturity.

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 04:08 AM
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Well, it's a good start for the skills he needs to be a cow pony.

We have a campdrafter who doesn't care what he rounds up - so long as he does - dogs, horses, chickens and ocassionally cows.
Keeps his eye in.

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Well, it's a good start for the skills he needs to be a cow pony.

We have a campdrafter who doesn't care what he rounds up - so long as he does - dogs, horses, chickens and ocassionally cows.
Keeps his eye in.
My point is that he is not a cow pony because he has never rounded up cows, let alone any other animal. I thought that made pretty simple sense.

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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His rounded up ducks! But yeah it was a joke because my friends were pretending to be cows. Sorry I thought I put that in my post.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-12-2009, 07:28 PM
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I'm not sure I'd allow my horse to chase any human for any reason...what if he were to accidentally get too close, or one of them had tripped and fallen, and he couldn't get out of the way quickly enough to not step on them?

I agree BK on this one...

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-12-2009, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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I kept him at a trot and made him stay around 1.5m away from them, so we were being safe. Also I still had him in control and I let him do it himself once but then realized that if he got ahead of himself. So I made him listen to me.

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