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        09-16-2009, 09:15 PM
    I'm going to ride Saturday. . Not sure who.
    I am going to do a show October 24th or 25th, and on Halloween our barn is going to have a Halloween Gymkana! This'll be my 6th gymkana, and hopefully a lot of fun, but boring, because we will have beginners on my team and since we have to listen to them, if they only want to walk, that's what we'll do. :P But it will be fun!! :)
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        09-19-2009, 04:40 PM
    Went out today and rode Roger. He was AMAZING. <3 He's like a different horse. Looove him. I have a thread with pics & vids up, too :)
        09-23-2009, 06:18 PM
    I rode Gonzo today! He was an angel! We jumped & he was great!!!
        09-26-2009, 05:06 PM
    Went out & rode sprout today. He was a real sweetie. Got a little angry when we cantered in 2-point, though. He usually refuses to jump but I got him to jump a bunch & he was SOOO good!
        09-30-2009, 08:30 PM
    Yesterday I tried out a different place. I rode a really sweet grey gelding named Brian. He was really slow & lazy, so I expected him to be easy.. But he really wasn't. He was pretty hardmouthed, and I had trouble keeping him on the rail. :P but he was a good boy anyhow. My stirrups were WAY too long & I felt really uncomfortable. I don't really like the barn. :\
    Today I rode Jorge, because last week Caroline decided she'd like to see me take a crack at him. I have been riding him for four years, adn he was the first horse I rode. The improvement has been veeeeeery slow, but I finally have his respect and he is SO good!!! His canter is so much easier to sit now, as is his trot & he was GREAT jumping!! Refused a lot more than I recalled, though, so I was taken off gaurd.. I got him to go without any by the end though and we're going to do courses with him next week
        10-04-2009, 04:18 PM
    I schooled Roger today. He was very, very good in the beginning. First canter was great. Second was okay. Third okay, and so on. Eventually he got mad and starting getting really fast, then stopping, then going really fast, and stopping. :P We stopped cantering and did some trotting pole work and he got waaaay too excited. The first time he just went kind of fast and refused to walk after the poles (we were working on downward transitions). The next time he took off with me before we got to the poles, but I got him back to a trot. He started bracing and going really fast and I just gave him his head because I didn't want to fight with him. I had my reins really long most of the time, and he was still yanking his head around. :(
    I think part of the problem might be that this time I rode with the martingale, && last time I didn't. And also his bit is VERY harsh and he doesn't need it. :(
        10-17-2009, 06:48 PM
    Gah. Almost forgot about this journal!
    I started on a new horse, Chief, on Wednesday. He's a little nutty but SO good and fun I might show him but idk.
        10-18-2009, 12:45 PM
    Alright well, I talked to my instructor over the phone yesterday. . Couldn't make it up to the barn as I have swine flu :( But anyways, she wants me to show either Zucchini or Chief. . She also mentioned that I should ask about Skippy, this adorable little appy who I used to ride but. . I am really not fond of him. :P
    As for updates on G, he's been doing pretty well! Jumping much higher too! Someone told me he's been being schooled by Linda (one of our instructors) because he's been throwing people. . :P I think it's just the riders, really... >.<
        10-31-2009, 04:22 PM
    Well, we placed alright in the show. GOT A 1ST! Then a third, and a fifth. (: I rode Zucchini!!

    Had the gymkana today-- my team won!!
        11-01-2009, 09:03 PM
    Rupert was put down. I am still missing him, but I know he'll be better now.. :(

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