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post #1 of 8 Old 03-04-2011, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Almost been 2 years with Klassy, training update, and suggestions needed :)

Hey you guys wanted to sit down and let you know how My TB mare Klassy is doing! This year, starting the early fall has been such an amazing time for me and KLassy to grow together, Im so happy I took her on as my first horse to start from the ground up. March 14th will be our two years when I baught her. I was ina much different place in life then I am now. She has really helped me learn to grow up and figure things out on my own, not let people walk all over me and to stand up for what I want and need in life. Such an amazing mare! Funny how horses teach us these things! :)

Klassy has been doing so great I joke around saying were that hot headed up tight mare? ohh your asleep now and dont care :) hehe Just in the the past 2-3 months we have gotten Klass to figure out that being relaxed and supple has its benifits, and man does this mare feed off of praise! More then any more I think I have ever met! We are pulled together our transtions and tidied them up and they are amazing, I can halt from my sitting trot smoothly while keeping her together and under me and RELXED (before it was LLAMA NECK AND FIGHTING) Our upward transtions have been comming to gether very well too, she used get very flusterd when we canterd and then when we came back down to trot she would just be in the canter mode there ws no slowing down and it was....intertaining to say the least. Now I can get her right now my aids up into the canter and back down for 20 minutes of more trot and she relaxes to the fullest, streching down, keeping her hind end under her, snorting and blowing and chewing then change directions and ask for the canter againand hse is right there when I ask for it and is relxed though the canter she is figureing out on her own that straight is better and comes back out of it really well and holds herself together. To us that is HUGE! LIKE SO BIG. Im so proud of all the hard work I have put into her and so happy I decided to keep her!!

Now i wanted to know if you guys could give me some pointers and exersises to work on keeping her forward but not fast just more under me and with me instead of me having to have ead legs now that she is so relaxed. Iv been doing lots of ground work with her and that has helped but if someone could help thatd be great.

March 18th we have our 3rd clinic of the year with Kim and She has been so impressed with all the work I have been putting into her. She says Im one of her only students who goes back and tries tries again and practices till its there. Im looking forward to this clinic cause we had to work realy hard on getting her relxe nad since this last mont has been such a amazing month in getting her relize the world isnt going to fall to peices haha

Im alaso getting ready to start the show season of in mid April. We have a schooling show on the 16th of April and then another the weekend after at Donida Equestrian Center :) Im riding both Intro C and Training 1.

Has anyone ridden the new Intro C yet, what have you thoaght of it? any tips? Last summer I did Intro A and Training 1 with her nad her got an amazing score for her first dressage show ever! SO now I can be even more with it and see how this one goes! Both shows im riding both same tests, it will be great to compare!

If you have been fallowing us you will know I got the go ahead to jump her, nad have been working on that as well, I have been mainly focusing on our flat work adn relaxing cuase thats the key to everything, but I need to get het over more trot poles nad grids and start really working on her with jumping, cause at the April 13th show I will be doing 2 jump classes, 18" and 2' :)

Anyways Thanks for reading, please help me in any way you can and if you life in the WA state near seattle thats were we are, Im on Vashon ISland and would love to meet you very very nice people! COme to our shows!

Thanks tons Sam
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-05-2011, 02:46 AM
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No tips here but I just wanted to say congrats on your progress with Klassy and good luck at your shows. Donida is an amazing barn, most of my 4-H shows were held there and I've done a few schooling shows there as well. I did a 4-H show once on Vashon but the ferry cost 80 dollars for the truck and trailer so it wasn't really worth it when there were closer shows, but it is beautiful out there.
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klassy, that's a lovely photo of you and your human friend.
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Fantastic progress, great to read. And stunning photo!
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-05-2011, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!
Yes we have come so far!
Just ride her today and sucks to say but she is a bit off and very sore in her right hind, warm and really puffy. :( Poor ponyface!
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What a nice report. I am so glad that you have this special connection with this horse and you are teaching each other so much. It's especially wonderful to hear how cognisant you are of the small things. Such a subtle awareness is at the heart of good horsemanship. Afterall, you ride her MIND over anythig.
Good luck and one of these days I will come to Vashon to visit.

No ideas for you, except maybe some trail riding for mental building.
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my suggestion would be take everything you can do with your horse and make it better
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Thank you I have been starting to take her out and about off the propery more and have really noticed that to help her wee little brain at times haha

Bad news is she just came up witha sesmoid ligiment sprain from romping around in her pasture to hard, so frustrated
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