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    10-18-2009, 09:40 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Jynxy's first ride! =D

So I officially logged my first ride on Jynx yesterday! I am SO proud of her, she did amazing. We've spent the entire summer doing groundwork, long lining and getting her used to the tack and more recently a lot of simple "backing" to get her used to my weight and movements. She takes it all like a breeze. I got on her yesterday and at first she was really confused why on EARTH my voice was coming from above her, swinging her head back and forth. She wasn't understanding what I was asking so I got Shay-la to stand in the middle of the roundpen to simulate her training experience and bingo, no problems! After doing that yesterday and briefly today, I was able to walk her several times as well as do some turns all by herself without Shay-la in the ring just listening to my voice and legs

Today we had a brief ride, as well as included a few strides of jog mostly because I want her semi-accustomed to the feeling of it (we all know different gaits mean big changes for youngsters) in case she spooks and jogs off, the sudden change doesn't scare her more. That's the only jog I'll be doing with her until next summer though. We're going to spend the majority of the winter doing more groundwork and long lining, getting her really listening to me. I may log a handful more walk rides on her before it snows, but they're being kept extremely brief and basic, only about 10 minutes. She's almost exactly 2.5 years old right now, so there's no rush whatsoever. Next summer I plan on starting longer walk/jog rides on her, and possibly some lope work when she's 3.5 years old (next autumn) depending on how balanced and responsive she is throughout her summer training.

She took it like a champ, I forgot the thrill of the small steps when working with a youngster, it's been so long since I trained one from the ground up! Here are some pics and vids, feel free to comment, enjoy!


Airborne trot!


Sitting on her yesterday


From today! (Don't you love her spiffy new bridle? )


More trot!


Blurry canter


LOL, don't look dejected or anything poneh!


Looking funny as usual - man, I really hope she grows into that short little body!


TADA! Our first official ride!


And today's vid of our very brief jog - I think she did wonderfully, and naturally Shay-la had to videotape in case I got dumped

AND EVERYONE WHO KNOWS ME WILL BE ALERTING THEMSELVES TO THE FACT THAT I AM VERY RESPONSIBLY WEARING A HELMET! There is an extremely large and pointy rock right smack in the middle of the round pen that I have zero intentions of introducing my skull to!
     
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    10-18-2009, 11:52 PM
  #2
Weanling
Congrats! Cuttos to you on taking your time to work with her! Both of you are looking good

Continue with your groundwork training, both in hand and under the saddle. She'll turn out to be a good horse!
     
    10-19-2009, 08:40 AM
  #3
Yearling
Congrats! Your making me jealous XD I still got a lot of stuff to do before I can hop on my boys back.

And I love that pink blanket she looks adorable in it!
     
    10-19-2009, 08:51 AM
  #4
Banned
Way to go. A nice looking little girl.
This has nothing to do with your training but the 3rd last picture shows off the saddle rigging?? Does this bother anyone? The rigging is so far forward it pushes the girth under the arm pits?? I change the rigging on all my saddles to move it back, more under the stirrup , more under the center of the saddle.
I just used that picture since is was a good shot of forward rigging.
Again nice job.
     
    10-19-2009, 10:22 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Actually I noticed that as well RiosDad. I wasn't sure if it was the angle of the picture, but I think you're right and my saddle has to come back a bit. She's just SUCH a short little horse, oy vei! Hard to get it exactly right. I'll definitely pay better attention next time.

Haha, I love my pink saddle blanket. It was a Christmas present from my mom, bless her heart, since they have NOTHING to do with my horses. I fell head over heels in love with it at a tack shop when I was dragged her once and she remembered.
     
    10-19-2009, 11:05 AM
  #6
Weanling
Ahh! How exciting, and how cute she is! And I love your home-made round pen!
     
    10-19-2009, 11:15 AM
  #7
Banned
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
Actually I noticed that as well RiosDad. I wasn't sure if it was the angle of the picture, but I think you're right and my saddle has to come back a bit. She's just SUCH a short little horse, oy vei! Hard to get it exactly right. I'll definitely pay better attention next time.

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It has nothing to do with how you placed your saddle but everything to do with how the saddle is made. It has the girth placed well forward on the saddle. You can buy them rigged futher back. Say 7/8th or 3/4. I personally modify all my saddles to 50 so the girth comes out almost under the stirrup and the girth sits well back from the elbow.
I beleive a saddles takes it's own place and it has nothing to do with how you placed it on her back, not after the horse moves out.
     
    10-19-2009, 11:22 AM
  #8
Trained
Yay ! That's so excited ! =] she's really cute as well =]
     
    10-19-2009, 02:19 PM
  #9
Trained
Congrats! Isn't it an amazing feeling?!!
     
    10-19-2009, 03:23 PM
  #10
Showing
Good job! (and I wear helmet too after the fall because of the broken equipment lol!)
     

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