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        07-22-2012, 10:45 PM
      #4411
    Foal
    You look great.r
         
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        07-22-2012, 11:00 PM
      #4412
    Green Broke
    Love the hair Susan, am so jealous my hair sucks. How long did it take to do?
         
        07-23-2012, 12:00 AM
      #4413
    Weanling
    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.
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        07-23-2012, 12:16 AM
      #4414
    Yearling
    Fahntasia - yup, I have a habit in the canter esp to sit on my bum, and trainer yell back pockets, back pockets at me LOL. I"d be horrified if anyone yelled Rolkur at me...I rode in a Pelham today to see if it was any better, it was worse. I'm starting to freak, 2 weeks before our first show and she's now more behind the bit than ever. I ride next on Thursday and I'm going to get her in a Myler Hunter Dee, and pray she accepts that better. Otherwise I'm taking her to the show in the Baucher. I have light hands, and I don't think she's used to that, and evades the curb whenever she can. I'm going to get hubby to film us in a snaffle. She charges through it, but at least she's not behind it. I take and release esp in the curb...and she doesn't want to engage her hind in the curb either. I think she has just always been ridden in a curb. We also do the "being an azz" halt, back, halt, canter. I also do it when she's charging in her snaffle in the trot.

    Congrats on the nicker, makes you feel so good doesnt it? Good luck with your lesson, will be excited to hear how she does for you!
         
        07-23-2012, 01:16 AM
      #4415
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Fahntasia - yup, I have a habit in the canter esp to sit on my bum, and trainer yell back pockets, back pockets at me LOL. I"d be horrified if anyone yelled Rolkur at me...I rode in a Pelham today to see if it was any better, it was worse. I'm starting to freak, 2 weeks before our first show and she's now more behind the bit than ever. I ride next on Thursday and I'm going to get her in a Myler Hunter Dee, and pray she accepts that better. Otherwise I'm taking her to the show in the Baucher. I have light hands, and I don't think she's used to that, and evades the curb whenever she can. I'm going to get hubby to film us in a snaffle. She charges through it, but at least she's not behind it. I take and release esp in the curb...and she doesn't want to engage her hind in the curb either. I think she has just always been ridden in a curb. We also do the "being an azz" halt, back, halt, canter. I also do it when she's charging in her snaffle in the trot.

    Congrats on the nicker, makes you feel so good doesnt it? Good luck with your lesson, will be excited to hear how she does for you!
    My trainer yells "HANDS YOUR HANDS ARE NOT A WALL OPEN THEM UUUUUUP" lmao.

    Maybe be less light on her when she's in the snaffle so she doesn't charge through it? What type of snaffle are you using? And don't PANIC! You'll figure out the bitting issue with her eventually. I have Sapphira in a french link egg butt snaffle, gives her something to play with and wont poke her palate.

    I think being a bit harder on her in the snaffle might do the trick, she looks like she avoids that curb like the plague, hence her head going waaay behind the vertical. This is what I did: take then give a little when she resets her head, then take again until you can picture glass of water on her poll without it tipping, when she grabs and charges, grab back and "jiggle" the reins to get her attention all the while half halting to make her pay attention to you. If that doesn't work get firmer with her, maybe she's used to getting away with certain things with her previous owners.

    That worked for my lease mare. She used to grab the bit and go charging around the ring head in the air like a giraffe with the most horrid trot, me spitting out curses like a landbound sailor and my trainer yelling "HALFHALTHALFHALT".....

    Here's the exact bit im using:


    Good luck, i'm sure you'll be fine, let me know how it goes!!

    As for that nicker, I melted, and I was surprised that it happened so fast, i've only had her 2 1/2 weeks. Thanks i'll need some luck, I have a feeling she's more broke to saddle then my trainer and I think. BUT baby steps are goooood. I'm in no rush lol.
         
        07-23-2012, 02:09 AM
      #4416
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    Originally Posted by Susan Crumrine    
    OK Stan...
    I cannot believe I am posting a huge picture of me , close up, with no makeup.

    Foxhunter, did you go water skiing in the pasture field?


    No Phillis Diller look about that, and I acknowledge your courage. But that's what this tread is all about. Thanks for the photo I am printing them, enlarging them, framing them, and adding them to the collection in my man cave. Ha HA.
    No not really I don't have a man cave.
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        07-23-2012, 02:56 AM
      #4417
    Super Moderator
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    That we spot of flooding is nothing and when you consider its a days grace between days of rain we do compair. I would not have to build an ark for that, a canoe will do with an outriger to steady it. Sorry Foxhunter Ill have to go through my photos of the floods and post a good one for you HaHa.
    Ah, but we are in a no flood area! LOL

    A few years back I had 10 lambs in the trailer to take to the abattoir. My sisters three children were with me. They were about four, seven and eight.

    There is one area that the water will flood the road after very heavy rain which we had had that night (and it had been wet for a while) That was clear so I decided to go my normal route along a back lane which does flood badly.
    I thought as one spot was clear the other would be passable.

    I trundled along passing through a foot deep water then I hit the deep. The water was over the front of the 4 x 4. If I stopped I knew we would stall so as, to reverse the trailer I needed to flick a catch on the tow bar, so the brakes didn't lock on the trailer I had to keep going.

    Now this was the boss' Mercedes, and adverts show it ploughing through deep water - what they do not show is that the door seals are not waterproof!
    The pedals were under water. The kids were sat on the seats with their feet up, the sheep must have been swimming in the trailer.

    We reached the end of this part of the flood. I stopped and opened the doors so the water inside flooded out.

    At the end of the lane there was another shorter area where it was flooded.
    I just kept going, causing a bow wave. As I neared the end so an idiot driver in a normal car, started to enter the water. I put my hand on the hooter so he would go back to let me past. It took him a while but he did finally go back so I didn't stop. The wave I was causing splashed over his car.

    We opened the doors, all that was missing were fish splashing out with the water.
    The man asked me if he could get through. Honestly I nearly laughed, he could see how deep it was and how much taller my vehicle was.

    As we drove on a little voice from the back said "Aunty, can we go home a different way?"

    Luckily the boss found it funny. Took ages for his car to dry out. I had it parked on a slope, took the seals out to let the water drain and had to lift the carpets and left a heater in there.

    I now avoid that lane when the weather is bad.
         
        07-23-2012, 02:59 AM
      #4418
    Super Moderator
    Grace, when you ride her in a curb, have the curb really loose so it barely has any action.

    Susan you have lovely hair but it looks heavy so the weight pulls the curls out! I keep my hair short because I cannot stand it loose about my face.

    Have to go, loads of housework to do and dogs to walk. More later.
         
        07-23-2012, 09:18 AM
      #4419
    Green Broke
    Susan! You are beautiful! ... and I love your hair..

    Grace! I love love love the way Kes moves .. ya'll just need some fine tuning, but you look really good together.

    Stan! FGS .. do we need to come up with another nickname for you ?? You could be the male "representative" .. you could be our "designated male" .. you could be our "male man" .. hehehehehehehe ... Give it some thought and I'll change you esteemed title when I update later today ..

    Fahntasia! *sigh* the nicker ... I've not gotten one from the boys yet ..

    Hunter! You and the pony are soooooooooo cute together!

    Foxhunter.. I HATE standing water.. ugh.

    I'm going to try to update the list this morning .. Welcome new-posters!

    Here are a couple pics from this weekend..





         
        07-23-2012, 10:34 AM
      #4420
    Yearling
    That horse is gorgeous! I love the muscles, I am jealous.
    Foxhunter: If I had my way, I would have it about chin length, but my husband loves long hair.
    I just had 2 inches and a bunch of layers cut out of it that day of the picture, can you believe it?
    It takes 45minutes to an hour to curl it.
    Fahntasia: I am always trying to get the "better hands"...and then I think they will never be good enough.
         

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