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post #1 of 17 Old 03-04-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Get to add some new skills to my bag of tricks!

So I'm pretty stoked right now. I've done a lot of colt starting and finish work on wp & show trail horses but haven't extended myself beyond that.

Starting next weekend, I have a new mentor. He is a family friend that hasn't rode for the public in many years due to injuries. He was apprenticing under NRHA hall of famers before I was born. My mom ran into him while shopping out of town and they got talking horses. He said he kind of missed training but his body just can't handle riding everyday.

Long story short, so he can get his training fix, he will be giving me training lessons for reining finish work. He plans to ride once a week, then watch me mimic the same lesson - me work on that lesson for a week, then revisit the next week.

I'm very excited for the chance to learn something new and something I love. I've ridden & shown reiners since I was a teen but they were always sent out for finishing. I have my fingers crossed that I can live up to his expectations!

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-04-2012, 07:56 PM
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Congrats!! You'll have to let us know how it goes; it sounds like a blast.
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post #3 of 17 Old 03-04-2012, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.

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post #4 of 17 Old 03-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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Congrats! Keep us posted!

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post #5 of 17 Old 03-04-2012, 08:42 PM
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I envy you! That is really exciting. I hope it's beneficial for the both of you.
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So jealous! I know you'll do awesome. Congrats!

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Thanks ladies! I've no doubt it will be beneficial for me Caroline, I just hope it is for him as well.

Woodstock gets to be the guinea pig, so at least if I botch it up, it's my own horse

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Sounds like a wonderful opportunity! Let us know how it all goes so we can live a bit through you!
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Woodstock gets to be the guinea pig, so at least if I botch it up, it's my own horse
Laugh!! Now I HAVE to know how this goes! Poor fatty..I bet you both will you fabulous!

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Laugh!! Now I HAVE to know how this goes! Poor fatty..I bet you both will you fabulous!
Hey now! Ol' Fatty McFatterson is losing, got to take his girth up a notch a few days ago
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