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    11-09-2009, 04:26 AM
Green Broke
The "I had a great ride .. .. " Thread


Well I figured a thread for the people who have had a great ride would be easier then having sevearal threads, so you can post all types of things. English or Western riding, Your new or old horse, A show or just training.

Post away guys~
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    11-09-2009, 11:45 PM
My barn owner lets the state running xc teams compete at our barn, using our (horse) xc course because there are miles of trails on it. There are meets every year, including championships, and cars and busses park in our pastures.

So yesterday, there was a meet, and I came to the barn with my friend. The runners said they have never actually seen any horses actually doing anything, so we decided to ride while the meet was going on. We set up a jump course, and did half dressage riding and half jumping. It was really exciting to know that other people who weren't involved in the horse world got to see us ride, and personally, I was trying to show off!

We started with a little flat work to get the horses warmed up (obviously) with a little w/t/c. So then, we set up a course which was:

A bounce which was a cavaletti to a 2' jump, then to a 3' oxer, and last, a (long four or short five stride) line that had 3' jump to a 3'3" jump. We could only work with the poles and standards that we had in the ring at the time, because the rest were in the indoor. We kept doing the jumps individually and the course, but only enough that it was fair to the horses. And we ended with flatwork again! It was really fun :)
    11-09-2009, 11:59 PM
Can I add an "I hope for a great ride" post? I am going to ride Koda for the first time in months tomorrow and I hope he doesn't buck me off. LOL. I will post the details tomorrow.
    11-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Be careful!
    11-10-2009, 12:06 AM
I appreciate that but careful really isn't my forte. LOL. I will more than likely just throw the saddle on and step aboard. I will tell my Dad to run the camera in case anything funny happens, I would hate for ya'll to miss it.
    11-10-2009, 12:39 AM
Green Broke
I tried a half pass the other day for the first time! And my instructor said it was actaully very good (!!!) haha rena is so good I love her! I also got to try a flying change, which both me AND rena are new at, she's still getting used to the feeling of them. But she was great.. Haha in one we went bucking across the diagnol. But I serprized her.
    11-10-2009, 12:46 PM
I had a great lesson yesterday.
I got to ride Maestro (rode him last year a lot) and he was great. :)
He does these awesome random bucks when you try to make him go a little faster and it's hilarious.
We jumped a course and it went well and the instructor put the jumps higher for me while the others had to jump the smaller jumps. I think she's finally realizing that I have got better and can start jumping higher. Yay!
She did it last week also.

And 2 weeks ago I had the best riding lesson of my life. I rode Sultan (my avi) and he was amazing and we jumped up to 3ft.
So much fun!
    11-10-2009, 08:46 PM
Green Broke
How did your ride go Smrobs, and I'm glad everyone had great rides. :P I'll post how my ride doing dressage on Chinga goes.
    11-11-2009, 01:16 AM
Well, I had a great ride today . I saddled Koda for the first time in months and stepped aboard. He seemed a little fresh so I took him to an open area to trot a few circles before I got very far from the house, just to make sure he wasn't planning to poot me off LOL. Then I hit a nice easy lope to one of my neighbor's pastures that is about a mile north of the house. Then loped the fenceline of the entire half-section (1 mile deep by 1/2 mile wide). Then eased down to a nice easy trot for the last half a mile or so back to the house. Worked on his stop and his cadence. Got him trotting with his brakes on (apparently he had forgotten how to do that during turnout) again. All in all, it was a real nice ride. I had forgotten how nice his lope was. It is collected and controlled, I want to say slow, but not like WP slow. So easy to ride and so smooth. I may have a good ride tomorrow too, I get to go help brother wean about 100 head of cattle.
    11-11-2009, 01:22 AM
I had an awesome ride today ! It was my 4th ride on my 3yo since she bucked me off & broke my arm. She was sooooo good =] she was on the bit about 50% of the time id say. She is my dream horse !

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