Yay for a good ride! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-14-2009, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,076
• Horses: 1
Yay for a good ride!

Painter was sooo good today. He was spooky, but contollable (his new ear puffies helped) And we got a few very calm jumps, especially the first and last ones. My trainer had me focus on half halting all the way to the base and not locking and pulling when he got the bit. The new bit for lessons (harsher then his normal one) was a big help too. I also tried half halting with just the outside rein with more success.

He had a few jumps where he ran at them, but that's to be expected. He also completely lost it at one point and did the whole sweating, huffing and puffing and being tense, and everytime we passed a jump trotting, he galloped past it. BUT he actually then calmed down when I got his mind of it and finished up with a perfect outside vertical. In the past once he shut down the lesson was over, he would just get worse and worse.

Thanks for letting me share
PLUS we actually cantered a few jumps for the first time. He stried to take off, but not horribly.

Over all just a very fun ride. I got a chance to talk to my trainer about him, what she expects, hopes, and thinks will happen, what she expected when we got him. She also talked to me about his faults and the things he excels at. She is not one to give compliments, so it was wonderful to hear her say I had got him to be probably the best at flat in the entire barn (with many horses being TOP quality horses, that is a very nice thing to hear).
1dog3cats17rodents is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 01-14-2009, 11:46 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,682
• Horses: 1
Great to hear you guys had such a good ride and that your trainer thinks you guys are doing good! Hopefully you'll keep getting better and get a few more compliments!
mlkarel2010 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-16-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,076
• Horses: 1
1dog3cats17rodents is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-16-2009, 05:35 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 426
• Horses: 0
Wow! That sounds wonderful. I'm so glad that you had such a good ride!
horsegirl123 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
good horse or not so good? sandy2u1 Horse Talk 20 01-29-2009 07:28 AM
Good ride to bad ride??? Why toosexy4myspotz Horse Training 4 01-11-2009 10:40 AM
SMX Air Ride Got2Gallop Horse Tack and Equipment 1 12-02-2008 08:04 AM
are his bloodlines good or not good or in between? ilovemyhorsies Horse Riding Critique 0 03-14-2008 07:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome