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        05-09-2013, 04:43 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Oh the ups and downs of a horseowner's life!
    Yup, I've been thinking of changing his APHA registration name to "Cinematic Debut" while it can still be changed but maybe I should consider "Roller Coaster" instead :)
         
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        05-09-2013, 04:52 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    I love fallowing along with you and Cin!
    Glad he's on the mend, he sure loves to keep his human on her toes huh lol!!
    When is your next clinic or schooling show!?

    Can't wait to read more! Keep the pictures coming!
         
        05-09-2013, 07:43 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    I'm not sure when our next clinic or schooling show will be. Right now I am concentrating on going slow with adding a little bit every day just in case. The vet says there is a SLIM chance it could be the tendon inside the hoof or a navicular injury which can cause a navicular change. I am hoping to take him to the Cornhusker Classic schooling show but we will see.
         
        05-24-2013, 04:07 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Today we went for our first REAL workout, canter and everything since Cinny was hurt. We had a walk/trot lesson last week that went well but I haven't been able to go back because my neck and back were out really really bad.

    Today we tried out Cinny's new bridle. I got him a DaVinci Padded event bridle with the all in one padded crown. They didn't have Cob size with a padded crown so we went with horse to try it out. It fits pretty well with just the throat latch and flash strap being too long but they are the easiest to fix. This is combo with his new Sprenger Duo bit.

    He loved loved loved loved loved the new bit and bridle. How do I know? He foamed profusely at the mouth, was very relaxed int he jaw, and didn't fight the bridle at all today. He relaxed his head down, rounded through his shoulders and started rounding more threw his back. He did walk, trot and canter all while rounding and pulling his hind under....well, more than he usually does. I can tell my back is still off though because Cinny was off and really leaning onto the left rein...so much that my rein finger now has a giant blister.

    But all in all, it was a great ride.
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        05-25-2013, 11:45 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Hope that blister heals real soon for you.
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        06-30-2013, 08:00 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    Haven't posted for a bit. I've been busy with my son, then Cin stepped on a nail and had time off, then I was sick...now I'm facing surgery :( It's been a roller coaster of a summer. But I have had some good lessons and gotten a few good rides in. Cinny seems to do better lately with once or twice a week rides than he does with more consistent rides. It's weird, the more consistently I ride him, the less consistent his is in his willingness to work correctly. It just doesn't make sense to me at all. I'm wondering how many other people have this issue.

    Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Nebraska Dressage Association gives out 500 dollar scholarships each summer. One each for Junior, Adult Amateur, and professional. They can be used for Clinics, events and lessons with a trainer. I decided to go for it because my trainer (who is on the board) kept telling me they didn't have any adult applications yet.It would be so helpful to have 500 dollars towards lessons and clinics, yay yay yay. They announce the winners on July 15. I'll let you guys know what happens.

    Oh, and sorry no vids yet. Every time I bring the video camera Cinny decides to have one of his "off" days. Go figure I would have an inconsistent horse...good thing he isn't a track horse ha ha.
         
        06-30-2013, 08:27 PM
      #27
    Showing
    Cinny,

    Breaks are good for a horse, some find it easier to come back to work than drill the same thing over and over.
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        07-01-2013, 07:54 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Hey girl!

    I was just thinking of you the other day. Sorry to hear you're facing surgery :( Fingers crossed that all goes well!
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        11-11-2013, 06:06 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Wow, what a summer. In a nutshell I had surgery, I recovered from surgery, thought I sold Cinny and the person backed out so we decided to keep him after all and now we are back to here.

    So we are moving forward but I still have a barrier of my own to get over. Last June, before I even knew I needed surgery, I had a bad fall at the barn. I was mounting a big belgian and the mounting block tipped forward causing me to back flip over it and land with a hard corner edge in my bumm. My doctor at the time (the old doctor that always blew me off) said I was only bruised. Well, during recovery from surgery I realized I wasn't. I had a hard time walking because my hips kept catching. I went to my trusty chiro/accupuncture person (he does all sorts of stuff and can do xrays too) and it turns out that my hips are badly misaligned now. The right hip is about 2 inches higher than the left and my hips are slightly rotated so that the right is forward of the left. Imagine what this does to a sensitive horse!!! So I am undergoing a lot of chiro work to fix my hips and lower back and it's helping however Cin and I can be quite crooked at times. We both warm up out of it though and my rides are actually improving my hips so it's my therapy too.

    I started riding again about a month ago, mostly on trails and playing around the arena. Cinny seems to have made good use of his time off and is a much more relaxed horse. We are both having a hard time getting used to the new way my body moves.

    Yesterday I had my first lesson since June and my trainer says my rider is substantially different than before surgery (in a good way). It would seem my body was clenching with all the pain that I had learned to live with for so long and now I swing easily with his body. She said we may make him a lower level dressage horse yet! I am so happy I'm giddy. We spent a good 15 minutes in the best trot I have ever gotten out of him, after the best walk trot transition ever. And for once I know what it feels like when MY horse is being correct because when I felt it and asked my trainer said YES this is what it feels like. I thought it was going to be some phenomenal eagle flight feeling. In reality it feels like he's trying to poop and trot at the same time ha ha.

    I also learned a good lesson yesterday. My horse does much better when I have completely given up on him altogether. We were having a hard time at first and I thought he was just getting tired because he is out of condition. I started cooling him out to end early and then he suddenly perked up. So I just played at what we were trying to do before thinking he still wouldn't do it, and he did LOL. So...when I'm in a bind, I'm going to give up on him.
         

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