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post #51 of 57 Old 01-05-2011, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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i would love to do a pony day!
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post #52 of 57 Old 01-05-2011, 03:20 PM
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Ask your instructor if the riding school do them. Most riding schools do hold them during the summer holidays.
Some times they are called "pony days" sometimes they are called "own a pony days"

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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post #53 of 57 Old 01-05-2011, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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yep i will
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I got moved onto another horse because my old pony was being used for someone else that lesson, and also becasue I was new to the school they put me on the other pony to see my abilities, so once I was on the new horse I never went back to the old pony (even though I could if I wanted too)

My advice is that you're gonna have to learn with ponies like the one you ride however frustrated you are, but if it's really getting to you ask if you can ride like different horses/ponies each lesson, because you're going to have to get used to riding different temperments and personalities and this way if you ever get a horse you can see what may suit you more. Plus it makes you a better rider to ride different horses and not the same one.

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post #55 of 57 Old 01-12-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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i had a lesson today, and i tried jumping. Pele was still cutting corners/stopping randomly/not going fast enough even though i was kicking with the inside leg and pulling on the rein, but hopefuly i will be swapping horses with a girl in my group because she is really nervous and her horse is picking up on her nerves and she would be better with my ploddy horse. Oh, and i helped prepare the horse at the beginning of the lesson!
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post #56 of 57 Old 01-13-2011, 02:42 PM
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That would be good for you and her! I currently ride one of the lesson horses I hate, I can handle him okay, and ride him good, but I personally hate him. But I ride him because he requires a firm hand, that I have developed, which the girl I ride with hasn't because she is even more nervous than me! So I let her(or make sure) she has the more easy going horse who will take care of her, instead of try and fight with her every step of the way. I'm sure the other girl will appreciate you giving up the horse your riding for her =)

I also arrive half an hour early for my lesson, so if I do have to tack and groom I can have it done, because it takes me 15-20 minutes to groom and tack(10 to de-tack, clean hooves, quick groom, blanket). I'm slow and thorough when grooming, that and I like to talk haha

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post #57 of 57 Old 01-13-2011, 02:59 PM
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Interesting...grooming and tacking a horse was the first thing I ever learned how to do. I guess its a culture thing.

There are quite a few things you can do when you have minimal experience with horses. Barn upkeep isn't the funnest thing to do, but it gets your foot in the door. With a little instruction, you could clean tack, rinse buckets, and clean stalls.

I would definately ask if you could help out around the barn or get a lesson on how to tack up.
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