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        08-02-2012, 01:21 AM
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    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Rode today, it went really well. I even put my son up on her for the first time, huge smiles. He's had 5 lessons now on 5 different horses, and is doing wonderfully. Is even posting on the correct diagonal!
    I never teach any novice rider how to post to the trot until they can do a good sitting trot. Often they are cantering before I let them post.

    The reason for this is so that they develop a good seat. I do not care what the rest of them is doing (within reason) as long as they can sit deep - the rest will come very quickly once this is established.

    The children yesterday were trotting, reins in one hand and front of the saddle in the other, pulling the front of the saddle off the horse's back. This makes them lean back and inclined to put their feet to far forward but they learn to sit deep and when they let go of the saddle they will be sitting up and as I said, they then can be corrected to the right position.
    It also teaches them the 'back' is a safe position and anything untoward they will lean back rather than forward.

    I want the novice to feel the horse, learn to relax into him, and only after they are naturally feeling comfortable do I start to tidy them up.
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        08-02-2012, 02:48 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by texasgal    
    That was the second load.. I had already loaded and unloaded the first load.
    Its called equality you asked for it
    Now I will retire to the corner, cover myself with my cuddly blanket and duck what comes my way.
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        08-02-2012, 03:04 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Hi all!

    Texas - HUGE pat on the back from me, I can't even move one bale let alone truckloads! You rock girl!! Men can just be clueless, it's just part of their nature. (sorry Stan and jfmny) When DH gets like that, I am pretty vocal about what pisses me off. Sometimes it helps, most of the time not LOL.

    Rode today, it went really well. I even put my son up on her for the first time, huge smiles. He's had 5 lessons now on 5 different horses, and is doing wonderfully. Is even posting on the correct diagonal! Kes at first wanted to take advantage of him, so I clipped on the lunge line, and he wanted to trot, so he did. He then told me he has horses in his blood. AHHHHHHH warms a horse mom's heart. Told hubby at dinner that he got to ride Kes, hubby was really impressed that he rode her, and that I shared her. I was really proud of both my horse for doing so well with him, and my son for having the courage to want to ride her, he knew she was hot under saddle and still wanted to try.

    That's O/K we are used to it, well I should only speak for myself its only the depth that varies and really its like water off a ducks back after more years than I care to admit too, I have learnt to stir and run, stir and run.

    Wife can stop cooking, no problem, I can handle the stove. Cleaning, I can handle the carpet cleaner. Clothes washer, dishes, make a bed, and I can iron my shirts. I remember my commander saying, women can't iron a mans shirt correctly and he was right. And if all else fails I can hire a maid to come in and clean the house.

    But I still love you all even if its get men day.
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        08-02-2012, 04:09 AM
    Green Broke
    The Talking Centipede

    A single guy decided life would be more fun
    if he had a pet.

    So he went to the pet store
    and told the owner
    that he wanted to buy an unusual pet.

    After some discussion,
    he finally bought a talking centipede,
    (100-legged bug),
    which came in a little white box
    to use for his house.

    He took the box back home,
    found a good spot for the box,
    and decided he would start off
    by taking his new pet
    to church with him.

    So he asked the centipede in the box,
    "Would you like to go
    to church with me today?
    We will have a good time."

    But there was no answer
    from his new pet.

    This bothered him a bit,
    but he waited a few minutes
    and then asked again,
    "How about going
    to church with me
    and receive blessings?"

    But again,
    there was no answer
    from his new friend and pet.
    So he waited
    a few minutes more,
    thinking about the situation.

    The guy decided
    to invite the centipede
    one last time.

    This time
    he put his face up against
    the centipede's house and shouted,
    "Hey, in there!
    Would you like to go
    to church with me
    and learn about God?"

    This time,
    a little voice
    came out of the box,

    "I heard you the first bxxxxx time!

    I'm putting my shoes on!"

        08-02-2012, 07:07 AM
    Ha ha Stan. Now if the guy had gotten a girlfriend instead, he would have waited even longer while she chose her shoes, no doubt.

    I never teach any novice rider how to post to the trot until they can do a good sitting trot.

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    Foxhunter - you know, I was rehashing my last lesson and remembering that I kept trying to do a sitting trot & my instructor would tell me to post. I actually needed to use my legs more effectively which is why I wanted to sit. Charlie needs a very loose rein and is all about your leg. I suspect he was originally a western horse.
        08-02-2012, 07:56 AM
    Stan: Another great joke! I love your jokes so much I always share them too..
    Foxhunter: I agree with the seat, they need to be on their seat bones first...and leaning back.
    Country Woman, it's Thursday, what time is your lesson?
    Texas: I have been let down by Bill before and it really hurts. I guess we have to remember all the times they have been there and those times probably really mattered.
    Hugs....hope you all kiss and make up soon.

    It is almost a year since Daddy died and I am having "anniversary" issues. It's also almost my birthday, Sunday I will be 42...
    I was thinking how funny life is and how plans can change.
    For six months, I was supposed to be getting ready on this date for a competition in Cookville TN...riding Patsy.

    Instead, Patsy is rehomed and I am going camping with my family and the horses.
    Riding Sophie. She will have to step up and learn drill fast. I would not ask many horses to do it and I wouldn't ask a young horse too.
    I think she can, she is six, and comes from cutting and reining lines, she is bred to work and seems to love being ridden.
    She is also very fit after the last six weeks of training.

    She flies without wings...
        08-02-2012, 09:32 AM
    Yes I am very excited to say the least
    I have waited a long time for this
    At 3:30 pm
        08-02-2012, 10:24 AM
    Green Broke
    Yay CW!!!!! Please post picts asap after noon tomorrow I will have limited internet. Going to have to check my phone every time we go fishing or to town. When we went away for a long weekend it took me 3 hours to catch up on the drive home. Can't imagine what 2 weeks will be
        08-02-2012, 10:32 AM
    Thumbs up

    Susan - I had meant to tell you how cute Sophie looked in the previous picture. I love how her name is written on her noseband. Baby blue suits her.

    CW - I'm sending good ride vibes to you.
        08-02-2012, 10:36 AM
    Susan - Re: kiss and make-up .. there is no need. He never really knew how it affected me. I did tell him that he kinda hurt my feelings, but I was never mad and I whined and got my affirmation from ya'll ... so, again, he was pretty clueless. It works for him! Lol.

    Equality. Stan. Really? It goes both ways .. He loves it when I stroke him for a job well done... and I do. It would have just been nice to hear something other than I put them in the wrong place.

    I'm so over this .. I'm glad we have started storing hay for winter.

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