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        11-11-2009, 07:14 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Well on Saturday my friend fell off Roger (the pony I am riding now.. he has a lot of behavior problems & I have been working with him) and broke her shoulder. I had ridden him that Wednesday and he had been fine. By fine I mean he never tried to get me off. Sure he bolted, fought his bit ect but didn't try to get me off by any means. That day had been a pretty bad one.. tons of bolting.. but he was jumping muuch better :)
    So today was the first time I rode him since the accident.. was a bit nervous because I was not sure how he was going to act! I was supposed to ride D today but rode Roger instead. Megan asked me to ride in her dressage lesson, and I must say I'm glade she did!! Megan rides Roger herself so I was hoping she may have some tips for me. I also hadn't ridden him in the small ring in a while and thought less open space might calm him down a little.. Once we got down there I just knew it was going to be a great ride
    We have a dressage arena set up in the small ring, so we went into the dressage arena and trotted around.. then did 20 meter circles. My original biggest problem with roger was getting him to trot 20 meter circles (he would buck twist crowhop..) but today he was greatt. Still buddy sour so he wanted to fallow the others a lot.. but he only bolted once and came down pretty easy! We did a practice dressage test (we aren't entering the dressage comp. Because we really aren't ready but it was fun anyhow) and he was perffect! Circles were greatt! Also had GREAT cantering work today I didn't pull on him too much at all, sat back the whole time he barely took off
         
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        11-11-2009, 08:27 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Well, I'm hoping for a good ride. Haven't ridden since Saturday.
         
        11-11-2009, 08:55 PM
      #13
    Started
    I had a terrific ride today! We jumped 2'9"-3' (I think) It was the first lesson with no (zip, nadda, not even one) extra swap since he started that habit months ago. Yay! We also got all the strides, he was very uphill and beneath me, and man has he got power! We kept knocking one pole, he's not used to bigger jumps. The third time I said JUMP with a strong leg, some spur and really focused on following him over the jump with my release. He cleared it easily! I also really improved with my release today; I didn't catch him in the mouth at all and as a result he jumped rounder and stretched a bit.
         
        11-11-2009, 09:11 PM
      #14
    Showing
    I had another good ride today. Went to help my brother pen and sort 105 cows and 74 calves. Wormed the cows then turned them back out before loading the calves in the trailer to take them to the pens in preperation for going to the sale tomorrow. Dobe nearly tore the seat out of my pants doing exactly what I asked him to do HAHA. We were sorting the cows and they were being stubborn trying to stay with their calves. Anyway, one was trying to go the wrong way and started off at a run. I bumped Dobe with a heel to spring to head her off but didn't realize the fence was so close. Anyway, the cow met the fence and us at the same time and because I didn't ask him to stop, Dobe just plowed into her with his chest at a long lope. It knocked the cow over, nearly caused him to fall, and threw me off balance to the side all at the same time. I think I pulled a muscle in my side but that is the only bad part about it. I do love a horse that will do exactly what you tell them with no fear. LOL. It was a lot of fun. Also cut a cow and played NCHA for a while. He still isn't good compared with a horse bred for it but he does well for what I need.
         
        11-15-2009, 09:58 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I had a really great ride today. It was me and Razz's first ride since he was diagnosed with white line. He had a month off, but I haven't ridden him for a few extra weeks because I was doing heavier riding than I was comfortable putting him through. Well, the vet said he's fine now, and I got to ride him! He's gained weight, so I took him to Fat Camp. :P

    My instructor ran over in a lesson, and wanted to know if I'd mind riding in a lesson with three more-or-less beginners. I didn't mind at all-- the people were nice. Well, I rode Razz in a circle. They followed, which is OK. Two of the beginners and I started to trot.. well, kind of. I trotted. :P One was getting really upset, so I popped off of Razz and got on Sun, who just wouldn't trot. Well, I made him haul.. especially after he kept circling in front of the gate. Once Sun was in a better mood, I got back on Razz, and did some walk-trot transitions.

    Then we got to canter. I missed his canter. It's forward, but smooth and he collects easily. We did some walk-canter and trot-canter transitions. After that, we trotted some crossrails(My second time.. I need to work on keeping him going over the jump.. we kept stopping in front of it). As a cooldown, I took his saddle off and rode bareback.. then did some rider exercises and stretches.

    It was great.
         
        11-15-2009, 10:18 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Welll I had a great-ish ride yester day!!! It was only the 2nd time that he has been ridden in the new place!! I got him cantering on the left lead WITHOUT BEING BUCKED OFF!!! Yay! But we were doing circle work with a jump in it and everytime we were approching it he would try to drop out coz there was no fence!! We did great, he just needs to stop being so head strong when I pull him up!!
         
        11-16-2009, 06:59 AM
      #17
    Started
    I hope my lesson is good today :)
         
        11-22-2009, 09:23 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Last night I had a great ride :) We've been having issues with cantering, Flower likes to go fast and brace against me and then I brace against her and then we just book around the ring and its kinda a mess. But last night everything went really, really well. I switched her into a french link snaffle a few days ago and since then she's been so much better. We had a really great canter on the left lead and after some advice from another boarder who is an amazing rider we had a good canter on the right lead. :)

    Then I had to do turn in, but I left my friend get on and jump her. She was really, really good. She didn't rush and she seemed really happy the whole time. It was so great :)
         
        11-22-2009, 09:54 AM
      #19
    Started
    I had a great great great ride today lol I am so happy with my little pony Patch. For those of you that don't know a while ago Patch cut his right eye and is blind in it. Well today was the first time riding him away from home since his accident. We did a couple of small jumps in my friends arena and then we went out on her mini cross country and Patch did every single jump. He was the best pony ever today I really wasn't expecting him to be soooooo good
         
        11-22-2009, 10:40 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    Wow! Nice to hear everyone's nice rides =] The last time I rode my Bo in the round pen after join up with just a saddle, working on leg pressure. He did so good! I eventually hope to get him where I can ride tackless, haha!
         

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