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        04-13-2009, 08:36 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Smile equestrian_rider465's && Grace's journal <3

    Hey!

    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.

    X equestrian_rider465
    && Grace
         
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        04-17-2009, 09:20 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Sorry!
    I was soooo busy the past couple of days that as soon as I got home, I just decided to pass out on my bed.
    Anyways ....

    April 15/09

    I went on a trail ride with my friend Sam. And BOOOYYY Grace is fast!!!!
    Guess how I found that one out? Well, we were in the trails and my friends horse Maestro didn't want to go any further so he turned around and I took a short cut through to get to him faster. Obviously Grace didn't know that and thought that we both got seperated so she was bucking and freaking out!! All of a sudden she broke out into a full gallop and I lost both my stirrups. Luckily I didn't fall off, but it was one of the scariest days of my life!! We both decided after that we were not going to go out on a trail ride without supervision.

    April 16/09

    I had a lesson this day. Grace was SOOO good. My coach got on her and got Grace to stop bucking for a while. We did a course and my coach said that it was PERFECT!!! I was sooo happy! It was a great comeback from what happend the day before so I was very happy. My next lesson is Sunday so I will make sure to try my best again!!!

    April 17/09

    Today I used some stain remover stuff on Grace and it worked wonders!! I didn't actually think that it would but it did and I'm very happy about that. God knows she is going to roll again and by the time I see her again, her neck will be all yellow and gross!!! lol. Weell at least I know it will work for shows and stuff though. Anyways when I was done I just bareback rode her in the ring for a little bit so she could "air dry" and then I got off and she followed me!!! =D HURRAY!!! Lol. Can't wait for my lesson Sunday!!!!

    Night Night!!

    X equestrian_rider465
    && Grace
         
        04-18-2009, 09:21 AM
      #3
    Foal
    April 18/09

    Weell today I think I'm going to the barn. I might ride my coaches horse Coture and my mom might ride Grace. I just love Coture's gait!! Not that I don't love Grace's either but ...
    I think I'm also going to the movies with Kelcie but I don't know. My mom really wants to go to the barn and we want to go to the movies. Well I guess we could go to the barn earlier and then to the movies at a later time so it all works out I guess. We'll see...

    Tell you how it goes after.

    X equestrian_rider465
    && Grace

         
        04-18-2009, 08:30 PM
      #4
    Foal
    April 18/09

    So I did end up going to the movies with my friend Kelcie and then to the barn second.
    We went and saw the movie Hannah Montana (gotta love her!) and then to the mall. The movie was great even though I saw it once before with my friend Sam. After the movie we went to the mall and I bought a water bottle, a magazine (horsey ofcourse) and some facial cleanser. After I went to the barn with my mom and we just saw Grace and fed her a treat. I didn't want to bug her all that much and because the ring was all wet and muddy so I couldn't have ridden. Tomorrow the temperature is supposed to be +13 and sunny! Yay SPRING!!!! I have a lesson tomorrow. Verryyy excited!!!! I should wash the truck ....
    Tell you how it goes.

    Shower time!

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        04-19-2009, 03:19 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Lol this is interesting keep writing
         
        04-19-2009, 08:11 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Haha. Noooo problemo. =)
         
        04-19-2009, 08:22 PM
      #7
    Foal
    April 19/09

    Today was AMAZING!!!!!
    Weeelll, today I wasn't in an all too good mood. I was going to wash the truck but I just didn't get around to it. Have you ever gotten the feeling where you feel all greasy and stuff? Well that's how I felt today. Anyways ....
    I knew that I had a lesson so I tried to perk up a bit. When I got to the barn I brushed Grace really really well cause I was a bit early. I got in the ring and was flexing her head but she was resisting a lot. So my coach got some draw reins and put them on her. They worked soooo well!!!!! I like the draw reins much much much much better then the side reins because with the side reins it always felt like they were hurting her face but with the draw reins it helps your balance as well as flexing her head and YOU control the tension in which you want to flex their head at. And she was soooooooo good jumping!! OMG!!! Haha. She was sooo good. It felt like I wasn't even doing anything!!!!
    After we were all done, I cooled her out a bit and went to groom her. When I took of all of her tack she was sooo sweaty (no kidding she just did a lot of good work) so I decided to take her back out into the ring to see if she would follow me around everywhere. And she did! She even helped me count strides inbetween jumps!! Haha. It was sooo cute!!! Then when I put her back out she decided to watch the beautiful trafic go by on the highway. She can be soo... ummm .... special.
    Haha. So yes, today was pretty AMAZING!!!!! Lol.
    And now tomorrow will ruin everything because it is school again. AGAIN!!!! I have an idea. Why don't they just quit school all together just so we can all go to the barn everyday and ride and see our wonderful horses. That sounds good, right? Well to me it does. I have another lesson Tuesday. Tell you how it goes again!!

    Shower time!!!

    X equestrian_rider465
    && Grace
         
        04-20-2009, 04:05 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Yea draw reins do help alot that's awesome I agree I love seeing junior
         
        04-20-2009, 05:52 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Haha. I don't know how they did it! They made her move butt!!! Lol. They are magic!!! =)
         
        04-20-2009, 06:05 PM
      #10
    Foal
    April 20/09

    Well today I was really sad because it was like SUPER windy and rainy so I couldn't go to the barn. Apparently, it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow and that might mean no lesson!!!!! That sucks. I really do think mother nature hates us. I mean, can you beleive that it snowed here, in APRIL!!!!! Yes, it was almost another white easter.
    Anyways, well today was okay I guess. But OMG it was soooo cute!!! A girl in my class lives on a farm (like chickens, pigs, cows. No horses) and she brought in two baby goats!!! They were soooo cute and sooo fluffy and they let them go and walk around and one was trying to eat my teachers shoe and the other went pee on the floor. Haha. But then after they took them away, you could hear them 'baaainng' down the hallway!!! Haha. Lol.
    OMCHEESEANDRICE!!!!! I am soooooo excited for show season. Gosh, I am really hyper today. Well there really wasn't much else going on today. If my lesson is still on tomorrow then I will tell you all about it. Pray for the rain to rain alll night and be sooo sunny and no rain tomorrow!!!

    Better go take a chill pill!!!!

    X equestrian_rider465
    && Grace
         

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