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post #481 of 1204 Old 01-24-2014, 11:12 AM
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Did he not get worked very much while you were gone? He may think of himself as "retired" therefore opposing what he considers "too much work."
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post #482 of 1204 Old 01-24-2014, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think it's because of the Honeymoon faze or that I'm a better rider.. I think because I'm expecting more of him recently (we're working on leg yielding and shoulder fore/in as well as snappy transitions and backing up after a nice clean halt) he has tried to be evasive because it's MORE work and he's a lazy soul now that he isn't scared of everything.

Today I worked him and he was fine until it came time to canter (I need a ground spotter because my leads are off..I can't feel the correct ones anymore) he tried to "drive" or run into it like a loon. Both, not okay. So I spiraled him in and out of circles via leg yielding and body weight shifting.. he listened so well :) Then he picked up the correct right lead, got some canter steps where he was carrying himself, then we went back to trotwork. He did so well on each lead. He tends to "drive" (as in decide WHEN to canter) on the left side since it's my worse side and it's his better side, so that was when we had issues. Other than that, good good boy today.

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Did he not get worked very much while you were gone? He may think of himself as "retired" therefore opposing what he considers "too much work."
Oh he worked plenty, with days off. But he developed bad habits while I was gone since he changed barns a lot, etc.

The biggest thing was ignoring leg... trainer used spurs but that didn't help much. I've started using the whip to reinforce my leg and he's much better :)
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post #483 of 1204 Old 01-25-2014, 09:15 AM
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Who feeds him everyday?

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post #484 of 1204 Old 01-25-2014, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Who feeds him everyday?
The barn, but I prepare his supplement baggies

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post #485 of 1204 Old 01-25-2014, 11:22 AM
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He's just making you work cause he missed you so much!!! Hehe
Ollie has been doing that same to me, I can't wait till im back in the saddle after this cold, girl issues and the fall I took....GAH I have s a show season to prep for doesnt he get this!?
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post #486 of 1204 Old 01-25-2014, 11:35 AM
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The barn, but I prepare his supplement baggies
A horse loves the person that feeds him....Can you take over his feedings?

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post #487 of 1204 Old 01-25-2014, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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A horse loves the person that feeds him....Can you take over his feedings?
Unfortunately, no. This barn is not self care and it's pretty far away. At the other barn in MD I didn't feed him and he seemed very pleased with me.. and I worked him a lot more often but my expectations were a lot lower since he didn't know much!

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He's just making you work cause he missed you so much!!! Hehe
Ollie has been doing that same to me, I can't wait till im back in the saddle after this cold, girl issues and the fall I took....GAH I have s a show season to prep for doesnt he get this!?
Haha that's definitely it!

I can't wait till you can ride again, either!

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Today I worked him and he was fine until it came time to canter (I need a ground spotter because my leads are off..I can't feel the correct ones anymore) he tried to "drive" or run into it like a loon. Both, not okay. So I spiraled him in and out of circles via leg yielding and body weight shifting.. he listened so well :) Then he picked up the correct right lead, got some canter steps where he was carrying himself, then we went back to trotwork. He did so well on each lead. He tends to "drive" (as in decide WHEN to canter) on the left side since it's my worse side and it's his better side, so that was when we had issues. Other than that, good good boy today.
Apparently he is slow-mo bolting. My instructor called him out on it. I KNEW he was being naughty but I didn't know what to call it.

He'll throw his head mid lovely stretchy relaxed trot, even if I'm rising, and canter on the left lead all hollow. My instructor called that being rude and jerky so we worked on sitting trot and posting trot in a circle, using a pulley rein when he ignored my half halts to stay slow and would pick up the canter... sooo bad!

Did an ulcer palpation.. he's fine!

My lesson today was awesome though. Worked with trot poles spread out to mimic calveletti and we got some true extended trot steps from him! It was a crazy feeling to ride!!!! Everyone in the arena was oohing and ahhing. Weird feeling!

Practiced shoulder fore on a circle both in walk and trot and technically canter transitions to work on straightening him out as he likes to drop or jut out awkwardly. Did some lovely leg yielding to in order to stay on the circle and not creep in.

He was sweeeeeeeaty when we were done. Like... every inch of him! Cooled down for almost 1.5 hours both under saddle then I untacked and threw his cooler on.. then after he was dry, curried the tar out of him.

He seemed less jerk facey today, more loving. He really doesn't hate me but he sure dislikes that static shock..

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post #489 of 1204 Old 01-27-2014, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Sky was perfect for the farrier today! He needs front shoes for awhile to help with the weird wearing of his hooves (which is 'new' as in starting to happen in the last 6 months)

Got him on a new hoof supplement today, just a small handful added to his grain. So he's now on flax, Horseshoers Secret, regular senior grain, and redmond rock salt. He should be good on supplements now, lol!

Didn't ride today, just lunged him after he got his shoes on.
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post #490 of 1204 Old 02-13-2014, 04:31 PM
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Hey girl hey! Lol

Just yhoughtid hit you up here and see how Skys doing/if you got any new news about the mystery lameness?
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