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Angry The dramatic tantrum throwing pony

Had to share....ugh my back neck and shoulder...ouch

Ooo someone thinks using there weaker hind leg means he can throw fits .... Big not okay fits

Hard to feel bad for the guy when you know it's just him trying to get me to fight him, to forget everything iv been working so hard on...such as let go with my hands, only use for contact and half halts...to open my chest more and keep my hip angle open with relaxed knees... Oh boy was he fighting just getting off my inside leg and into the outside rein.

We had a talking to.....leaping into the air and yanking the reins out of my hands to straight away hunch his back.... Big no no..... He worked himself into a sweat.

It was all I could do not to start ripping molars out just for my poor backs sake, and shoulders....and neck. Lol

But I just talked out loud, yelled, breathed did everything I could to not get into that fight....

Lots of inside leg, very very steady outside rein. Half halting big every other stride, big bumps with my inside leg....breathing, relaxing my inside rein but not giving it away, opening my hips and knees up more to free up his shoulders for 10 meter trot circles to make him get on that outside rein, off my inside and keeping his hind end active but coming around with my outside leg... So many 10 meters....so many half halts but you know what, we got it. He took a chill pill and decided maybe he would like to get on with the ride other then circle circle, change through a figure eight and back to the circle circle lol

He got really tense through my downward transitions from our fun canter exercise but I was able to stick to my guy, if the first 10 meter was not good enough no rush to go back out and canter, no. We would circle again, my legs quietly on him new outside rein there for him and inside relaxed....not given away again but not pulling him around at all either. Our transitions up where just that, up cause he was now sitting into the canter! A couple soft more rounds and they where not so bouncy and bit flowed in upward smooth way, really sitting really using his back and able to get two downward trot transitions without with even thinking of spazzing... This was both ways did we get two correct up and down transitions....he was very much done after that....only a 35 minute ride but felt much longer...

What a snot he can be when he decides the work is getting to hard and he'd rather be lazy and slack off...

I feel for me to stick to my gut, not get big and angry like I VERY much felt like doing was big for me....we got through our first really big battle on using that right inside hind...I think one reason he fought so much is because I have been really working on keeping my inside hand as quiet as I can without throwing the reins away and keeping a soft contact.....and my outside rein stay put and insist he sit with my inside leg....no more hmm im good or no not this circle look at the sky!! Or screw you let's just collapse on the forehand....

This is going to be a big hump in our training to get up and over but once we do I think things will be great!!

I am so pleased we got to end on a good note....he was a happy dopey eared slobbery mess when I got off....begging for cookies since he sucked it up and was a big boy!!

All I could hear all while he was pulling this baby evasive crap was my trainer....in my head....screaming don't let him just bully you!! Get him on that outside rein NOW....Do that 10 meter again, Get into those corners! Release the inside, relaxe your lower legs. Half halt!! I was so ready to be done when he was fighting, just because my body has not been jolted around that much since my car accident

But today we got through it. Tomorrow we will see what we have...
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