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        09-21-2011, 08:44 PM
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    Trained
    Thumbs up Excellent new exercise at lessons today

    My coach had poles set up in the arena. Near the end of the my lesson (she always throws something different in a the end to intrigue me), she had me drop the reins, so no rein contact. My exercise was to weave the poles just using my seat & legs. Surprisingly to me, we did this quite well. Then she had me circle every pole, horse lost focus a few times, but not bad. I did this at a walk, but at the end of the lesson, me & the horse were sweating. Lots of work & concentration on that exercise. Oh yeah, bonus, when I got home I had to park the trailer & unhook myself because I needed the truck to get to work. Usually my husband does this, so if he is not home I just pull in & park the whole rig & let him take care of it later. He was at work & took my car. So I had to back it up, turn a bit & park it. I suck at backing this new trailer, but I figured it out & parked it in about 10 minutes. YES, finally conquered the trailer fear.
         
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        09-21-2011, 09:32 PM
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    Trained
    Sounds like a great day. I love the sound of the exercise sounds like good fun, and WHOOT for overcoming the trailer fear. I can hook up and unhook, but the backing up isn't good
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        09-21-2011, 09:57 PM
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    Trained
    Thank GH! I know the turning part (turn steering wheel opposite way you want to turn), but then I would usually end up getting a jackknife turn. Secret is once you got the trailer backing in the direction you want to go, you straightened out your wheels (I had to open the door & look at them) and trailer will carry on in that direction. Hooking & Unhooking isn't a problem, I used to consider my self an expert with a two horse straight haul years ago, when I switched to stock trailers & slant loads, my expertise was nil.
         
        09-21-2011, 09:59 PM
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    Weanling
    OMG! You will be backing up everywhere now! It's so much fun once you get the hang of it. I love it when guys think that me (as a woman) can't do it! Sorry guys.
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        09-21-2011, 11:34 PM
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    Well, I think I'd give you a big gold star for the trailer backing and all. I don't have a trailer, nor have I ever driven one, but I know that I would surely be buffaloed by the backing and all. Heck, I gave myself a gold star for just putting a new halogen headlight in my car (kind of tricky) instead of waiting for procrastinating husband to do it. Isn't that lame?
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