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        08-03-2011, 02:05 AM
      #21
    Foal
    My turn

    Last weekend a super dressage coach came to town to run a dressage clinic, to be held over three days (she comes about 4 times a year).

    I managed to get my OTTB Lady into the clinic for 3 lessons. I had only ridden her about 7 times before the clinic!

    On the first day we spent about 30 minutes walking, just so Lady could learn to relax and just 'walk'. We discovered Lady is verrry sensitive, and will respond to a slight shift in pressure just from my inner thigh and bum. (Which I love!)

    By the end of the 3rd lesson we were having moments in the walk and trot where she was relaxed through the back, taking the contact and sometimes she even had a nice swing in the trot! And all of this with a dog show going on about 30 metres away, with a loud speaker and everything.

    I am SO proud of her. Not bad for an OTTB!
         
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        08-04-2011, 12:31 AM
      #22
    Foal
    Here's my handsome fello.
         
        08-04-2011, 01:56 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    Good thread! I'm very proud of my mare. When I bought her not quite a year ago she was a very poorly trained barrel horse. Whenever I rode she reared and ignored my cues. Well now she's turning into quite the nice little hunter! She's working in frame and listening very well to my cues. She's so responsive! Our latest accomplishment: last week our trainer started teaching us to leg yield. Amber and I have both never attempted this before. We practiced for a week and Amber already learned how to do a nearly perfect leg yield! My girl's so smart! =D Okay, bragging time over! Haha!
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        08-04-2011, 03:06 AM
      #24
    Started
    MajorSealstheDeal - I have that headstall!

    Well, lets see, I used to have a welsh QH cross gelding, sold him this spring, and well, I ride western, never sat in an english saddle before and on Christmas day, I was going to be silly and try my hand at bareback jumping. Weeeo. Was that fun! Hahaha. I even got a video:
    He was my biggest accomplishment. I sold him as a 9 year old and had been riding him since he was 3, so we grew up together. I pretty much taught him everything. Even a half pass, barrel racing, spins, all kinds of stuff.


    Also, 2 summers ago, my dad traded a parts baler for 2 long yearling fillies. Never been touched, foaled out in the boonies. We had to rope them and choke them down to get a halter on them both, and we've progressed from there and I can now ride mine undersaddle no problem, like any other horse. Did I mention that while asking for a lope last year when I was first breaking her, she sent me over the front end and broke my arm? Oooh yeah.



         
        08-05-2011, 10:58 AM
      #25
    Foal
    When I got my horse, he bucked anytime you asked him to lope, I got him when I was 11, and I hardly knew how to ride. I've had him for 2 years in October and know he only throws a crow hop here and there, and I brought him out of the bad habit by myself. I'm now just working on him picking up his left lead consistently and then I'm going to train him for barrel racing. :)
         
        08-05-2011, 01:32 PM
      #26
    Showing
    I want to brag about my qh (I got as a tiny practically unhandled yearling). Little, long like a sausage, with the short legs, and mind of her own (she often shows to me lol!). No professional training for either of us. Lots of frustration, lessons with 4 trainers all telling me how useless she is and that she'll never be able to progress (much less to show). Started working with awesome trainer last Aug and we show dressage this year getting ribbons (yes, still on lowest level, but I couldn't even dream about it just last year).

    Here are the pics (first 2 from our last show (warm up, 3rd show for us), next couple from the 1st show ever for us both, and last 2 pics how we looked last Aug ).
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        08-05-2011, 01:53 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    Kitten, I love the before and after- the progress is there, and must be so gratifying. Congrats on both of you coming so far!
         
        08-05-2011, 02:00 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
    I have officially started my 3YO TB, whom I have owned since she was 21 months old, under saddle from scratch with great success. She is my first horse to start, so I am just beaming after every good session.
    I can't wait to continue with our training.


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        08-05-2011, 02:26 PM
      #29
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by egrogan    
    Kitten, I love the before and after- the progress is there, and must be so gratifying. Congrats on both of you coming so far!
    Thank you so much! I was so blessed to find my current trainer!
         
        08-05-2011, 02:27 PM
      #30
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sunny    
    I have officially started my 3YO TB, whom I have owned since she was 21 months old, under saddle from scratch with great success. She is my first horse to start, so I am just beaming after every good session.
    I can't wait to continue with our training.
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    Good luck, Sunny! :) She looks lovely.
         

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