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        03-02-2008, 11:20 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Ok. I'll be sure to do all of that.

    Thanks so much!
         
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        03-02-2008, 11:31 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Your Welcome! Vega is soooo pretty, good luck!
         
        03-03-2008, 12:28 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Well! Sounds like you had a great time today lucky! Lol im a bit jealous :)

    I would definitely not be against lounging as a warm up. I usually free lounge Thunder before we work. I find that it helps him focus better, and believe me, he's still not tired even after work! They're babies (even 4yrs old have tons of energy!) and they get a lot of pent up energy and nerves. Is she full on BUCKING or just crow-hopping?

    She looks so lovely in her set up!!
         
        03-03-2008, 07:45 AM
      #14
    Showing
    She looks so pretty in her purple pad and fluffy girth :)
    When we had QH and TB we would lunge them to "get the fresh off" if they hadn't been ridden in awhile. I don't feel the need to lunge Vida, I don't know if its the breed or just her. I don't think she knows how to buck, I've never seen her do it even in the pasture
         
        03-03-2008, 09:33 AM
      #15
    Trained
    I'm going to say she full on bucks, but I honestly don't know.

    I do want to get into a routine of lunging her as a warm up, but every arena is so muddy that it's next to impossible. And it's supposed to rain tomorrow so that will just add to the mud problem.

    I do have a mini tripod that i'll take with me next time and set up my camera and record.

    Hopefully I'll be heading back to the barn today and maybe i'll just let her be a goof ball and record that.
         
        03-03-2008, 10:58 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Vidaloco-what breed is your VIda?

    Appylover-hopefully you can work out the bucking issues!
         
        03-03-2008, 11:10 AM
      #17
    Trained
    When I did a lot of transitions, she stopped. I think she just needs to constantly be thinking and doing something so she doesnt think to react to a sound.

    If she was constantly bucking, i'd have a serious problem, but I think she just reacts that way to sounds or if she has a lot of energy.
         
        03-03-2008, 09:09 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    I think what you should do is the Parelli Seven games with her ALL of them, each time before you ride, and then try and do some of them while you are on her if you can, also do the friendly game with the saddle and saddle pad, and continue to do it until she is left brained when you put it on her. Ask her permission to ride by saddling her up untied, or uncross tied because if you have to tie her to saddle her up she isn't giving you permission to saddle up and ride. If she doesn't stand still to mount, you should get down, square up the horse and try again and continue to until she lets you mount and doesn't take off right away, that means she has given you permission and she will be less likely to buck. Warming her up on the lunge line with the circling game wouldn't hurt either, two laps walk, two trot and two canter in each direction with breaks in between each gait and she will be more relaxed without being "tired out to ride"
         
        03-03-2008, 10:32 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Vega and I are working on the seven games, but as soon as it started getting yucky outside, I had to stop. We were having problems with the yo-yo and circling game, but now that I know her horsenality, i'll be able to help her better ( I thought she was LB extrovert)
    I saddle her up and everything in her stall. I want her to be free to do whatever she wants before we work out. I do make her stand before I get on, and I don't fully get on until she stops moving. Then when I get settled I ask her to move on.

    I honestly think she bucks when she gets spooked. Kids were running and yelling while I was riding her, and other horses were acting up. She's good after the first 10-15 min of riding.

    I'm going to work with her on everything though. I still consider her a baby even though she turns 5 soon. But maybe me thinking that way is letting her get away with more.

    When she does buck though, I make her work harder, trot longer than I usually would. I used to circle her, but found that had little effect on her.

    She does listen to pressure very well. I was able to do a smallish figure 8 only using my legs. I was quite proud of her. And I also let her have her head and really used my mind, energy and seat to slow her down or speed her up. That was something I didn't do constantly, but realized how much it really worked.

    I also know that with regular work outs, she's have less and less pent up energy. She was good in the summer when I rode like every day or every other day. But the last time I rode her before sunday was a good 2 months ago. So all of it is my fault.

    Tomorrow I am going to lunge her and work on a bunch of things. I know she'll love the ability to run. I'll write about it here.
         
        03-04-2008, 10:46 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    She is nice, I like ur saddle :) Purple really suits her :)
         

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