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        07-23-2013, 08:55 PM
      #351
    Green Broke
    Look at those black outlined eyes!!! Aaaah he's such a hunk
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        07-23-2013, 08:56 PM
      #352
    Green Broke
    There's that sweet boy!!! :)
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        07-24-2013, 09:33 PM
      #353
    Showing
    7/25/13

    Eeeeeeeeeee more amazingly cute Sky pictures <3







    Kissable boy <3



    In this one you can see he lost some weight and definition but he doesn't look awful!

    And then here is a stall sign that Custom Stall Signs, from FB, made for us!!!


    Highly recommended!!
         
        07-25-2013, 12:24 AM
      #354
    Green Broke
    Awe, what a happy boy!!
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        07-25-2013, 05:49 PM
      #355
    Green Broke
    He looks so happy and relaxed!! A very handsome pose in 1st photo, and in the 3rd... Yes, it makes you want to reach through the screen and plant kisses on that sweet muzzle :)
         
        07-29-2013, 01:05 AM
      #356
    Showing
    Guess who cantered without any fear or chicken flaps?!

    Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    Such an amazing lesson!! I was so frustrated at first cause she had a previous student in there and her husband riding and I'm used to being alone. But surprise surprise.. it turned out to be awesome because I did serpentines with Cha (the horse I'm riding) and lots and lots of transitions and figures. So when it came time to canter I was SO on it and I didn't even worry about it. I had no trouble and she went beautifully! No huge fear though I was leaning pretty badly going to the left (which is my weaker direction) but I was super happy with my right lead canter :)

    So after my looong 1.5 hour lesson, we went and rode down to the beach to cool off and Cha was like almost swimming in the river mouth, haha, she was past her knees in water.

    Then we went back and I groomed her, put her away, and then spent time brushing all of my instructor's other horses including a colt who was so adorable, some fillies, and some of her prospects :)

    It was brilliant and I was so happy, sore, and relaxed by the end of the day!! I woke up at 7am and got home at 4:30pm!

    Not to mention I went bowling afterwards too.. talk about sore haha!

    I do think I'm going to get a few things for my trainer.. she has no really nice brushes or sponges and I have an extra hoof pick that she'd love to have as well. What do you think?

    ~~~

    Sky is having some exhaustion and soreness transitioning to barefoot. Hopefully he gets through this point sooner than later because he needs to get into working condition again that he lost to the move!
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        07-29-2013, 08:14 AM
      #357
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    Awwwww look at Sky!!! I agree with Northernstar, that muzzle is sooooo kissable! What a cutiepie!

    Skyseternalangel - I have a habit of leaning to the left when I'm cantering left. What I've found helps is concentrating on putting a bit of weight into my right leg - all it actually does is balances me back up but it feels like I have more weight right than left. This happens because my left leg is slightly shorter (not noticeable til I do up my stirrups!) and ends up "reaching" more than my right leg. I try and shift my balance 5% right, which basically just negates my 5% left lean. If I'm working "large" in the arena I also try and keep the outside eye in view which helps prevent me leaning into the direction we're going.
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        07-29-2013, 04:12 PM
      #358
    Showing
    Thanks, Evil :) I'm definitely going to try that next time!

    Speaking of, I'm so sore.. I feel like every muscle in my body is aching, which makes doing anything interesting :P
         
        08-16-2013, 09:40 PM
      #359
    Showing
    Hi guys,

    Been awhile since I've updated!

    Sky has lost some conditioning and a smidge of weight. I don't blame him with all of these transitions.. new barn, new grain (introduced slowly,) new herd, no shoes.

    My friend kindly took some confo shots but I don't want to post them yet until he's had a chance to gain it all back.

    He's adjusting to being barefoot, no soreness as of yet but he was pretty sluggish a few times this week.

    ~~

    About my riding... well
    I kind of forgot about the excellent advice about putting more weight in the outside stirrup.. and found myself leaning again.

    However, aside from that we worked on snappy transitions and I was trotting and cantering nice and relaxed without any issues. I did still have anxiety cantering to the left, like really bad anxiety where I imagined my horse was a racing car that was screeching around the Indy 500 and was about to crash into a brick wall (my imagination is scary, lol)

    The downward transitions were really pathetic.. I could not stop flopping forward and pulling on her mouth :/ so I worked really hard on holding it together as she likes to transition without me cueing her. Still no excuse, but the last 2 transitions from canter to trot I kept my butt in the saddle and didn't haul on her at all :)

    After that she started to really soften with me and I got a lovely trot and walk out of her :)

    No riding this weekend, but will go next weekend.

    ~~

    I've really been struggling lately in my personal life.. school isn't going so well. I spent so much time studying and didn't do great on my exam :/ I actually missed 1 question from the cutoff score. Even if I got the cutoff score I'd still be disappointed in myself. I already am right now.. and with my school. It's just not working out for me anymore. They don't try to help, and so I just don't feel like trying either (kind of like my relationship that just ended.)

    I do like someone but I'm only going to be in NZ for around 4 more months before I move back to be with Sky. Plus I'm sure I've already ruined things with him.. I've been so awkward and dark lately!

    Work is dry.. I used to love working there but now I just tolerate it. I'm not motivated or happy. I come home exhausted mentally, emotionally, even physically. Also I'm extremely pale and weak from not getting enough sun.. I get home from work and it is already dark. I could walk around during my breaks but I can't because as soon as I even try to do anything, I'm pulled back and made to work. We're supposed to get 45 minutes for lunch. I spend maybe 20 minutes until something 'urgent' pops up that only I am around to handle.

    I needed to vent, thanks to whoever is reading.

    I hope at least one of my future jobs is outdoorsy as I feel that is a MUCH better fit for me.

    So I'm trying Oysters for the first time in about 3 hours :) I'm so excited and nervous haha!! I've heard so many things about them.. positive and negative!
         
        08-16-2013, 11:08 PM
      #360
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    I do like someone but I'm only going to be in NZ for around 4 more months before I move back to be with Sky. Plus I'm sure I've already ruined things with him.. I've been so awkward and dark lately!
    To quote the great J. Beiber, "Never say never"!! But really, never say never.
    I've been pretty sure that I ruined things with my gentleman friend like 40 million times -in the last 6 months alone-, as you know, and, as you also know, we seem to be better friends by the day!
    ....Of course, I could have ruined him liking me back....but optimism!!

    If he's a good guy, the kind you should be in a relationship with, the awkward-dark-you isn't going to bother him. And if it does bother him overly a lot, well, shame on him and you deserve better!



    And yay for 4 months until you get to be with Sky!!
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