Hi all Grace:
you have a great
seat and hands, but looks like your sitting on your bum too much, like a chair. Kes looks like she's behind the verticle alot, I see slack in the reins which tells me it's not you, is it possible she's avoiding the bit? You don't want people screaming rollkur at the shows....people can be silly...Her canter is just lovely, looks very smooth, but looks like she needs a bit more impulsion from behind. That should settle when she gets her front end figured out. Do you take and release constantly with your reins, or do you hold?
One thing I used to do with my lease mare when she was being an azz and didn't want to work, I would back her up 5 steps, halt, canter, half halt when needed. She would give me the smoothest canter perfect collection, head set was to die for, BUT I would havto do steps 1 through 3 to get that lmao! The backing up gets thier hind legs "under" them, so when they take off they automatically propell themselves from behind. Susan:
Glad you placed, that horse is GORGEOUS! CW:
I think you need one of those pups as well.....lucky im all the way up here or I would have another addition to the family LOL! Hunter:
Glad his ear is healing up, that was one bad cut!
On to my news of the day. Sapphira nickered at me. I was walking up to the paddock and I got a nicker. Yup I melted.
She spazzed in the cross ties, they went flying off she spazzed some more, I was like "really now, are you done being all thoroughbredish?" she looked at me stopped, and walked right up to me lmao. The shower is not such a bad place anymore, (I bribe her with carrots to get her in there), the boogy drain monster is still out to get her though
Tomorrow is my "lesson" or should I say "our" lesson, I'll be riding her again, this time without a lunge line, crossing my fingers she doesn't decide to go all rambo on me. Trainer offered to get on her a few times to teach her how to steer, I declined, I want to learn WITH her, I want every experience she has to be a positive one. Oh gawd re-reading that I sound like an overprotective mama........Hubby got another promotion, i'm very proud of him.
Phyllis Dillar was one funny lady, I love all the old shows still, never get enough of them.