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    09-01-2009, 06:32 PM
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More yay for Lacey! The girl deserves carrots!

I am SO proud of my girl.
And I guess myself too because a year ago I was pretty sure that I might be able to get Lacey to a place where she was reasonably safe for an experienced rider to ride and while at this point I wouldn't just go throw a beginner up on her and slap her butt I think she could handle being ridden by an advanced beginner under my supervision.

She's been looking a little off at the trot (gonna post videos in the health section once they upload) so I've been just walking her and working on her "skillz" like neck reining and side passing, that sort of thing.

First amazing indecent: even though she did walk off when I mounted she stopped when I said "ho" without any fuss at all. 3 months ago I tried that and she started rearing and bucking. O.o

Second amazing event: I really POed her by repeatedly asking her to side pass to the right (she does not want to take one sideways step to the right, she's fine wit one step going to the left) but she didn't rear or do anything worse than throwing her head around! She usually shows her frustration by rearing and tuning me out but she did neither one! I eventually got my one step and we were done for the day.

It seriously makes me want to cry because she's trying so hard to do what I want and to figure out what I'm asking without fighting me when every ride used to be a fight. Geez I love her.

All it took was understanding, not smacking her around for fighting me since it's a "I don't get it!" response, not asking for more than I knew she could handle and 6 months of groundwork.

Anybody else have an amazing ride today?
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    09-01-2009, 06:41 PM
Congratz! Soo glade she's doing so well! =D
Haven't ridden in a while. :( But I will probably have a thread up about how good G is once I get back on him.. (for what might be the last time for a while :'[) because he was ridden by more advanced riders while I was gone. I know he's ready for intermediate and maybe even beginners to ride but I'm glade that he was in the hands of people who know what they were doing. . -sigh of relief-
    09-01-2009, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
First amazing indecent:
Meant to say incident! Haha I wish the spellchecker checked for whether the word made sense in the sentence and told me if it was the wrong word. I can spell, I promise!

That's good G is in good hands and sad that you haven't ridden in a while!
I get cranky when I haven't been around horses in a few weeks. It's like lack of horsey induced pms. Hahahaha
Do you know when you're going to get to ride again?
    09-01-2009, 06:55 PM
Next Wednesday. -dies-
Me, too. I'm going CRAZY.
    09-01-2009, 07:02 PM
well done, sounds like you're both doing really well =]
it's nice to hear that you are proud of lacey and yourself !!

keep up the good work and please keep us posted on her side passing !
    09-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Phoebe, I know what you mean! Since going to college, I only get to ride once a week in my riding class, and it's only an hour long! So by the time you tack up and everything.... and catch the horses because all of them HATE being caught. But the instructor is not very good. The first time I rode there, she didn't tell me the horse I was riding was horse aggressive! So I almost got a beginner rider thrown off of their horse!

Also, she didn't tell the beginner riders what to do. She just saddled their horses and said ,"lead them to the arena and get on" so the kids were looking at me what to do, my horse was horse aggressive so I couldn't help them that much. I asked if my horse knew how to neck rein, and the instructor said she didn't know! Shouldn't they KNOW their horses?

Anyway, I have been dying. But, someone is selling a appaloosa. He is two but trained with John Lyons round pen reasoning (i use monty roberts) but they are both along the same methods. I am in love with him. He is kinda pricey for my budget. But, hopefully they will come down. Well, I have to get to my riding class. XP

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