My Coach reached into her bag of torturous exercises...
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Trainers

My Coach reached into her bag of torturous exercises...

This is a discussion on My Coach reached into her bag of torturous exercises... within the Horse Trainers forums, part of the Training Horses category

    Like Tree20Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-01-2013, 08:08 PM
      #1
    Trained
    Unhappy My Coach reached into her bag of torturous exercises...

    I have my most important show of the year this upcoming weekend, I have lessons every morning at 9 am to beat the heat of the day & I also work at the 3 pm. My coach, I love her dearly and she is so effective, however she came up with a doozey this morning. She removed my spurs, and balanced them on top of my toes, then had me drop my stirrups and I had to work at all three gaits, extending & collecting them. I had sweat in my eyes, down my face and running down to my chest, but I finally mastered it each gait, extended & collected, for one round of the arena. I wonder what she has in her bag tomorrow? Wednesday will be easier, doing western with a large group to perfect traffic negotiation skills. What's in your trainer's bag?
    smrobs, Weezilla and Cherrij like this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-01-2013, 09:00 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    All I can say is you will thank her one day!!!
         
        07-01-2013, 09:24 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I always find one stirrup work tough! It throws me all off wack.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        07-01-2013, 09:27 PM
      #4
    Trained
    One stirrup work? What is that??? And I won't be asking my coach because she'll have me do it.
    Wallaby, xJumperx and amberly like this.
         
        07-01-2013, 10:58 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Just drop one stirrup and try to stay balanced. It REALLY forces you to use the stirrup-less other side of your body just as much as the side with the stirrup.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        07-02-2013, 01:15 AM
      #6
    Started
    Yuck, one stirrup work, gross. But it comes in handy when you lose ONE stirrup in the ring and are too chicken to just toss the other one

    I don't particularly mind no stirrup work if she doesn't have us stop to chat in between exercises. Downward transitions without stirrups and a horse that's ready to go is no fun...
         
        07-02-2013, 01:18 AM
      #7
    Trained
    All this grunt work better pay off for me at the BC Heritage Championships this weekend, I tell ya!
         
        07-02-2013, 01:22 AM
      #8
    Showing
    Omg I started sweating just picturing that scenario o_O and grimacing.

    I am in no way strong enough to do that... you've got muscles of steel, girl!
    Cherrij likes this.
         
        07-02-2013, 01:24 AM
      #9
    Started
    Ah Wares, tell me how it goes! I wanted to go this year, qualified for it but then realized it falls right on my birthday weekend, and I wouldn't have a ride up there anyway.

    Hopefully it goes well for you!
         
        07-02-2013, 01:30 AM
      #10
    Weanling
    Sounds like a hard lesson. Aren't instructors evil sometimes? I've done my own sort of "one-stirrup work" out on the trail before but it sadly wasn't an exercise. And, I wouldn't have wanted to do it for too long- especially in a gallop. Thankfully, no mishaps for me. I'm taking a break from lessons this year but I've had my share of lessons out in the ring in the blazing sun. My instructor always knew how to motivate me by saying: "Well, if you need to slow down and take a break till you get in condition..." It drove me crazy so I would keep on going. She would then say at another lesson how enthusiastic and what great progress I had made. It's all worth it in the end. Good luck with your next lesson...aka torture session...
    amberly likes this.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Teal/Brown English Saddle Bag, Amigo Halter, Grey Camo Bridle Bag, ect Curly_Horse_CMT Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 08-24-2012 01:33 PM
    FS/Trade for Tack/Turnout: Coach Bag/Purse tana Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 10-30-2011 02:58 PM
    my goal has been reached!! lol horsey*kisses Horse Riding 5 10-03-2008 11:19 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:45 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0