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        02-13-2010, 06:45 AM
      #81
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    Not trying to be mean or anything but all your posts in this diary seem to be that you have jumping in your lesson if you want to be good with your jumping you need flatwork too.
         
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        02-13-2010, 05:31 PM
      #82
    Green Broke
    We do 45 minutes of dressage and 15 minutes of jumping in my lessons that are now every second week, and just to add (not being mean) that my instructor does know what she's doing and I pay her to teach. Also that's the only time I jump, with an instructor. Also if you noticed the dates then you would realize there is over a month missing.
         
        02-13-2010, 05:57 PM
      #83
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    Oh well that's ok sorry wasn't trying to be mean just that you never really mentioned your flatwork and hope everything goes well with you and Chinga
         
        02-13-2010, 11:33 PM
      #84
    Green Broke
    Yeah, I've been rushed lately So haven't been able to write in detail.
         
        02-21-2010, 06:31 AM
      #85
    Green Broke
    Dear Diary,

    I have left this diary for a week.. woops! We've had a good week, his worked well only thew one buck all week. We've done flat work all week and he did well, didn't really want to carry himself, so we'll be working on that for the next couple of days/weeks. We didn't have a lesson with Sue because I wasn't feeling well so on Thursday we hopefully will be having a lesson with Aamelia. We're planning on doing half an hour jumping, half an hour dressage. Because we've got one set of jump standards finished! I went to the tack shop Saturday and got a 8 metre lunge rope and a lunging cassova (sp?). I lunged him Saturday afternoon and he was okay, his getting better. Then I hopped on for a short ride, I tried out my new spurs.. they now stay in the tack room. Honestly I don't think I need them if I work him hard enough. On Saturday I am having my first ride on my new Project Horse (He's a Greenie!). Its going to be great, I can really see him turning out to be a good horsie. More information to come about that later on. Maraya had a ride on Chinga today, I put her on the lunge and she walked around to cool him down for me. My tail bone wasn't being my friend. He was really good kept a nice circle and was nice and forward but not rushing. He kept his head low and relaxed, so that helped Maraya from getting nervous, she walked over a sigal ground poll a few times on the lunge and he did well. She's quite a good rider, even though she's only walking at the moment. I did some little jumps with Chinga today, and we jumped a bigger one once, I was really happy! We jumped 3'3 and I stayed nicely in the saddle. We're becoming a good team for sure, I wasn't planning on jumping him till next Sunday, but I'd love to work on a few things with Aamelia so I'll jump him and give him light work for the rest of the week. His improving tonnes at listening for my aids, even when the end up being a bit dodgy! We only knocked one poll and that was completely my fault, I went into jumping posistion to early and he got confussed and knocked it. Although hopefully Aamelia might jump on him Thursday so I can have a look at him.
         
        02-23-2010, 05:33 AM
      #86
    Green Broke
    Dear Diary,

    I have been to busy to write yet again, but I should be able to write everyday from now on. Yesterday I rode Chinga and gave him a lunge afterwards. He was really good to ride, we works alot on changing gaits and he did really well. After that I gave him a ten minute walk on the lunge, he did really well. I think he's ready for a trot tomorow. He seemed to listen to my halt cue really well and he halted out on his circle instead of turning in so that was really good!

    Maddie

         
        02-23-2010, 06:56 AM
      #87
    Green Broke
    Dear Diary,

    Today I had to help instruct the Jr lesson, it was great fun! They all did really well, as usual. Benson was a bit lazy, he gets like that with the younger kids but Lucy pushed him up really well! I didn't ride Corby, altough I would have liked to it was fun helping out on the ground. When I was done I went round and gave Chinga a lunge, we trotted! He did really well. Threw one spazz but I just let him go to the end of the rope and he realized that it didn't work and then he did really well. I might not ride tomorrow depending on how my mouth feels.
         
        02-26-2010, 07:47 PM
      #88
    Green Broke
    Dear Diary,

    Sorry I haven't written. Interenet and homework are not friends . He's been quite good, went a little spazz the other day. He spoked threw the usual OMG its going to eat me bucking fit and then bolted, then after I managed to stop him he was all nothings wrong. That was fun, he's such a twit. I found out that in my lesson with Sue today we might be jumping, I would prefer flat work. But the rest of the group never jumps. So I'll just get over it . Pony club muster tomorow then I'm heading to a show to watch my instructor compete on her horse Rusty. Of course the camara will be coming.

    His been a good ride apart from that, I've been working on gaits alot still, slow improvements. But he's getting there, I got him to canter down the "Slope" so that was good usually he skips back into a really fast unbalanced trot. He's lunging has been going really well, hopefully I can introduce some loose side reins and a roller next weekend. If I get the time to go to the tack shop because I should be showing in my first and last 12 and Under Show Jumping Class before I turn 13! His ground manners have been going well, although refused to stand this morning when I took his rug off, so I made him back up, walk forward and circle before making him stand still to continue taking his rug off. He behaved for me after that, tried to shove past mum once. Althought I think he thought the gap was bigger then it was. He was very sooky for it. I'm hoping to do some tying up and float loading practise today, his little act at Cross Country was not acceptable, so now he can do boring loading and unloading practise. Although hopefully he was just tired and grumpy and he will be an angle to load like usual Tying up because he always unties himself in the arena, so we need to work on that. Anyway, I'm off to my lesson. I'll let you know how it goes, hopefully the video camara will come.
         
        02-26-2010, 11:44 PM
      #89
    Green Broke
    Dear Diary,

    Good ride in the lesson, sort of. He wasn't very co-oppearative but we won two out of three events so that was really good. We did a heap of ground polls and my instructor asked me to do half seat over them, that I kept messing up because I'm not use to half seat over ground polls unless we are training at home. Then we did a tiny half cross. It was fun, I Learnt alot even though the jumps were small. We did have any knocks or refusals at all. So then my instructor got me to do some dressage with him, he was really good. At the end my instructor set up a 30cm high mini course out of four jumps for me to ride over he refused the first one 5 times and ran out once, but then I really pushed him and we cleared all four jumps. Overall as an experiance great lesson, although my horse could have been more helpful.
         
        02-27-2010, 05:23 AM
      #90
    Green Broke
    Dear Diary,

    Oh what a fun afternoon of feeding - Don't You Just Love It When.... ... I swear..
         

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