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post #11 of 35 Old 08-03-2009, 01:00 PM
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aww! Sounds like Sandie is way braver than Ginisee. She would lay down and DIE before touching a tarp... or a plastic bag. Her fears in order of worst to least:

Plastic Bags
Tarps
Fire/Smoke... we had a fire here a couple months ago and she really panicked. We knew she had the fear before but it was really bad when it came into her pasture. We got them out in time, thank the Lord.

Uma is afraid of one thing...

TOADSTOOLS!!! The horse is 17hh and she's afraid of toadstools! Haha

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post #12 of 35 Old 08-03-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well Sandie is deathly afraid of SOAP SUDS!!!!!! Lol If I give her a bath in the wash stall and then dump the bucket of soapy suds out in front of her, she backs up into the corner and puts her nose down and snorts at them! It's hilarious!!

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post #13 of 35 Old 08-04-2009, 01:09 PM
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*sigh* tires. It's totally fine that Sandie refeused them! The lady that had Geof before I bought him(she was also like my trainer for that week, and any time I go down there) had a novice tire jump. (about 2'9" at the highest point, but it was three half tires placed end to end, and we jumped the smallest part) and she told me and I quote "I wanna see you kickin' because they all look at this one, even the experianced ones!" And by experianced she means Advanced and four star horses so don't worry aabout it! At least she thought about doing it;) just tackle it next time! I'm going to school XC at one of the best courses in our area this weekend, so I'm excited and not very neverous to tell ya the truth! So just keep doin what your doin because it seems to be working out ok for yas!
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post #14 of 35 Old 08-04-2009, 05:38 PM
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HITS, don't worry about - we all have to have good experiences and learning experiences. I've had my share. But you did well, you got her over the stone wall solidly, so be proud of yourself.

I want to commend you for aknowledging your errors to create the mishap at the tires, remember, that's a sign of a good rider! When I drop Nelson or stop riding, Nelson quits too, and he's gone Prelim - so now you know how to be that much better of a rider for your horse.

Nelson never looks at fences, he doesn't spook at any fence out on the CC course or in the Stadium, because he's very experienced. He only looks and acts spooky, if I react to the fence - for example, the Training Level Trakk fence..I hate it, so Nelson does too - but you put his pevious owner on him who doesn't blink an eye at Trakks, Nelson fly's over that fence like nothing too it - just food for thought.

I'm super proud of you, you should be too! Remember, this is your first season together - you have a long way to go together, and just as Eventerdrew said, it isn't about placing - it is about the experience the two of you share. Don't make this into winning...do not make that mistake, or you will be miserable when you get to bigger and tougher comps. You have to make this about you and Sandie, nothing more, nothing less.

I'm with you on the trailering aspect, I don't have a truck nor a trailer - so I have to rely on my Coach and Friends - so I'm with you in that department. Sucks doesn't it?

You're on the right track about making fences and obsticles at home to practice on - but the only way to get over this for the both of you, is time in the saddle and exposure.

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post #15 of 35 Old 08-04-2009, 06:07 PM
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I couldn't live without my own trailer! I am such an organized freak, I hate people tuching and moving my stuff!

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post #16 of 35 Old 08-04-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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HITS, don't worry about - we all have to have good experiences and learning experiences. I've had my share. But you did well, you got her over the stone wall solidly, so be proud of yourself.

I want to commend you for aknowledging your errors to create the mishap at the tires, remember, that's a sign of a good rider! When I drop Nelson or stop riding, Nelson quits too, and he's gone Prelim - so now you know how to be that much better of a rider for your horse.

Nelson never looks at fences, he doesn't spook at any fence out on the CC course or in the Stadium, because he's very experienced. He only looks and acts spooky, if I react to the fence - for example, the Training Level Trakk fence..I hate it, so Nelson does too - but you put his pevious owner on him who doesn't blink an eye at Trakks, Nelson fly's over that fence like nothing too it - just food for thought.

I'm super proud of you, you should be too! Remember, this is your first season together - you have a long way to go together, and just as Eventerdrew said, it isn't about placing - it is about the experience the two of you share. Don't make this into winning...do not make that mistake, or you will be miserable when you get to bigger and tougher comps. You have to make this about you and Sandie, nothing more, nothing less.

I'm with you on the trailering aspect, I don't have a truck nor a trailer - so I have to rely on my Coach and Friends - so I'm with you in that department. Sucks doesn't it?

You're on the right track about making fences and obsticles at home to practice on - but the only way to get over this for the both of you, is time in the saddle and exposure.

Ride On.
Thanks MIEventer!! Oh and they posted the results online finally...found out that out of 13 people in my level I would have been first place had I stayed on!!! Makes me happy to know that we did that well but ANGRY at the same time because one silly tire jump screwed the ENTIRE thing up!

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post #17 of 35 Old 08-04-2009, 11:40 PM
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^exactly how I felt at my last trial! The funny thing was, all but one person got eleminated! So only one person got the ribbon!

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post #18 of 35 Old 08-04-2009, 11:48 PM
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alright I don't know how to put this so I am just going to say it... please don't take offense. I am really worried that you are focusing too much on your placing. When you get into USEA competitions you can't expect to place high because competition is fierce. I am only saying this because in my experience, horse people start to resent those who are focused on winning. And I sure don't want people to think that way about you! Again please don't take offense. Its just how I feel

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post #19 of 35 Old 08-04-2009, 11:59 PM
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Well I mean I didn't get that feeling, I feel like she is a bit upset about how close she was (who wouldn't be) , I know I get upset), but mostly she seems to care about Sandie and her comfort level and her own riding skills to help Sandie through the course. :)
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post #20 of 35 Old 08-05-2009, 12:10 AM
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of course she does! And I know that. It just concerned me that she mentioned it so many times. I knew it would come out wrong *smacks hand on forhead*

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