I've read a couple of these journals so I decided to start my own. Hope you all enjoy reading it!
April 13, 2009 (Ontario, Canada)
If you have read my post called "I'm About Ready to Give Up - Does she hate me?", (located in the Horse Training Forum) then you will know that I've been having some bucking problems with my horse. Today I went out to the barn and just decided to lunge Grace. She was very very good about it. She didn't buck once. I'm just trying to get some excersize into her.
Anyways, my coach was there and my mom told her what Grace has been doing all weekend. My coach just thought that it might be Spring jumping into her and if she continued to do it, then she would get on her and school her. This has happened with the little girl that used to own her too. So the little girl's trainer hopped on and gave Grace some good schooling and she eventually stopped.
I hope I really have nothing to worry about, but you know that if your a horse owner, you worry about your horse all of the time! As for her 'testiness' near her back legs, I think that she's just being a Grace. Come to think of it she has been pretty testy there for the past couple of months and if it was really serious I think we would have noticed something by now. I think I just pay more attention to it.
I rode my coach's horse Coture again today. I just love her gait, even though she can only walk and trot right now. And the SPOONER SADDLE!!! Oh gosh that is just the saddle to die for! So both ways I was fairly comfy! =)
Gosh. Tomorrow is school. School gets in the way of everything! Even though people are always like "Enjoy school now because when you grow older you'll want to go back to it." But how can you enjoy it when it's sooo boring! Beleive me, I've tried. I just don't think it works out too well. Oh and to top it all off I have to babysitt a four year old kid who is really annoying most of the time, but her mom is paying me good money so I guess I should do something for it. Hopefully she sleeps. Cross your fingers!
On the plus side, I do have a lesson tomorrow! I'm pretty much set I think. But you can never expect what horses are going to do next so I never go into the ring with a plan. I just let whatever it is take me wherever it's going. I know that sounds kind of stupid, but most of the time it works!
Gotta go take a shower now!
Night. Tell you how my lesson goes tomorrow.