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post #21 of 38 Old 11-22-2009, 11:52 AM
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On Wednesday night at my lesson, after being off for two weeks because I had strep throat & then a horrible reaction to Penicillin, I was amazed at how Daytona did. We even jumped a 2'6 oxer! She NEVER liked oxers...she jumped it so willingly! I was so proud of her. :) Glad to hear about everyone's good rides!

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post #22 of 38 Old 11-23-2009, 03:28 PM
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Got to ride Bentley today. I've only rode him once before and today was my first time jumping him. He's awesome. :) He's really sensitive so it took me some time to get used to him but once we started jumping he was great! :)
Great lesson. :)
Here's a pic of Bentley before the lesson:

*was taken with my iPhone.
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post #23 of 38 Old 11-23-2009, 03:45 PM
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Well I am hoping to have a great ride tomorrow lol
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post #24 of 38 Old 11-24-2009, 05:18 PM
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Finally got on Gucci Old boy has been out of work for 12 months due to injury. Have been lunging him for the last couple of weeks, and decided to hop on the other day in the round yard. He was such a legend!! Found his shoulder in, travers and walk pirouette button straight away. Man this horse is good fun!
Took him to my coaches yesterday to see what he'd be like out somewhere different, he was fine so popped him on the lunge them hopped on for a cruise around the arena. Had a little trot and he was fantastic, bit of leg yield really helped him get his balance too.
The Dad had a little walk around on him (since Gucci is dad's horse to be) and fell in love. I think gucci is going to be perfect for him :)
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post #25 of 38 Old 11-27-2009, 05:03 PM
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I had a great ride today Champ did everthing amazingly well! And I washed his tail!

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post #26 of 38 Old 11-28-2009, 03:18 PM
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Okay well since I said I hope to have a good ride better update you guys on how it went now lol

Well on Tuesday I had a lesson with an instructor I had never had a lesson with and one of my mam's friends. Well we worked on trying to calm Phoebe down as she has been rushing into the jumps lately and every time we went for the jump after our nice and calm warm-up she would try to take off again so we worked on circles and calming back down again and she did so well and I was so so so so so happy with her

Okay on to today's ride. Well I took Phoebe round the road to my friend's place to ride in the arena. We just did trotting poles and stuff to reenforce what we did on tuesday about being calm with poles and jumps and stuff. Then we started the canter and jumping work. Phoebe did so much better today than on tuesday didn't rush to the fence once. We eventually jumped 1.25m and I was so happy with her for going over it I am so proud of my little horsey
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post #27 of 38 Old 11-28-2009, 03:31 PM
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Well, I didn't have a good ride, but I did have a good training session with my new mare. She's 4, and very much a drama queen, and I haven't been able to do very much with her. The other day I got her out, after a while of working with her to let us put on the lead rope (she doesn't like the lead lol), and then walked her down into the barn, where after a few minutes of aquainting herself with the new surroundings she stood like a champ while I spend a good 30 minutes or so working the huge knots out of her mane, and managed to walk out of the barn pretty calmly even with the stallion freaking out because she was there. Then yesterday I went out, and figured I would have another chunk of time working to get the lead rope on, but literally 5 minutes after walking into her stall I had the lead rope and chain on (not a big fan of chains, but she needs manners badly, to the point of being dangerous without a chain as she has no respect for just the halter), and was able to walk her around. She did end up throwing a hissy fit when she saw the two chickens that had managed to get out of their pen, but she walked like a normal horse to her stall, not prancing, no arab tail, no snorting ect. Made me quite happy. I'm going to give her a couple days off, just so that she isn't being pushed too hard, but I'm very pleased with how she's doing.
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post #28 of 38 Old 11-29-2009, 08:37 PM
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My son and I went on a three day camping and trail ride trip with our horses at Mammoth Cave National Park. Gas = $50, Campsite = $60, Stalls = $40, Riding with my son and making memories = Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #29 of 38 Old 11-29-2009, 10:29 PM
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Excellent ride tonight- lots of sitting trot= collected canter. Rainy was actually being somewhat focused!
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post #30 of 38 Old 11-30-2009, 06:19 AM
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One time I went on a trail ride at this French barn that rode Western. I got a white shetland pony. I found a huge pasture and we loped for 30 minutes straight. It was the best ride ever.
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