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post #21 of 31 Old 02-04-2013, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Brittney and Destiny



Brittney and Destiny, with a blur of a Selena lol



Brittney and Destiny



These ones are blurry, Mom's hand isn't that good sometimes, but loping Selena



Getting ready to turn that cone. ^^





Lettin' her go.





Making friends, and finding Selena's "twinsy"



Twinsy butts



Andd that's all because we're lame and didn't get good pictures Next time we'll get better ones.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #22 of 31 Old 02-04-2013, 09:59 PM
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Those are so cute! You guys were gaming saturday night? Geesh, they must have changed up the day order too! Looks like fun, that bay could totally pass as her twinsy! Oh, and I'm super excited for you. I hope you get versatility! That would be awesome! Didn't you say one of your friends was gonna do poles on her? How'd that go?
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post #23 of 31 Old 02-04-2013, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Lol no we didn't do gaming, but we did the athlete games like the musical ribbons and egg and spoon race just for fun...I don't know how recent of a development those games are or if you had them when you were competing or not! LOL. Friday is drill, driving, hunt seat eq over fences, and saddle seat now with grand entry. Saturday is the rest of the performance classes and the games, then sunday is the gaming.

Yeahh we decided to not let her use Selena because it was getting a little painful to watch her ride o.o Selena is just way too much horse for her.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #24 of 31 Old 02-05-2013, 03:11 AM
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WHAAAATTTT!!! heck no we didn't have games like that!! Gosh that was fun I'll bet!
Probably a good idea on not letting her run Selena. Don't want either to get hurt or mentally scarred lol
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post #25 of 31 Old 02-05-2013, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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Yep it's a lot of fun! I got into a real race with a girl from South over the last ribbon when we played musical ribbons (Like musical chairs)

We actually came running into it together almost collided but I got the ribbon, then Selena was so jiggy from running that she jumped sideways away from it and we had to run around the arena AGAIN. Did the exact same thing, almost slid into each other, but this time the other girl won. Dang it :( Next time. At the third meet we even do games bareback.



My sophomore year we did the dollar bill race bareback and I won for $50
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #26 of 31 Old 02-10-2013, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Am I the only one who hates it when you show your horse to a potential buyer, but the buyer doesn't even show up in boots to ride in? >.>
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #27 of 31 Old 02-11-2013, 07:00 AM
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Exact same thing happened to a friend of mine once. She was less then happy...
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post #28 of 31 Old 03-28-2013, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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So Selena hurt herself the other day but she seems to be better, so I'm going to ride her tomorrow.

On a side note I borrowed a nice cowhorse saddle from my friend Desiree and well...The side rings for the cinch hang down so low, even on pony cinch, off billet wrapped around twice, the latigo when I wrapped it around STILL had an estimate four inch roll o.o /cries/ My pony is so little. I have to go buy her another cinch now otherwise I can't ride in it.

I rode Destiny when Selena got hurt and she did super well. Much better turns, loping her straight lines so much more confidently, getting her all-rights and all-lefts down well. I'm going to talk to Brittney about taking her to the left barrel first, because she turns so much better to the right. She feels super good when I ride her but of course, we need to get Brittney trained up.

Every now and then too I've started riding a horse named Lila who is really frustrating me. She's a sweet mare but she is so hard headed, it's hard to teach her. She's green, kinda sorta knows what legs are, but my biggest pet peeve with her is that I CANNOT get her to soften her face. She is not in pain. She is being difficult. I have tried halter, snaffle, bosal, sidepull, holding steady, bumping more...Nothing she responds to. I'm going to have my trainer watch me with her because it's really getting on my nerves. Everytime I ask her to do anything, she braces up and has a hissy fit. I've checked her for soreness, checking saddle fit, checked teeth, she's been chiro'd...and once you get past this phase she's just fine, but getting through it is a NIGHTMARE, and if I can't get her softening to the bridle then she's going to keep bracing on me. Going to try a martingale for a little while and see what happens.

Oh and Ruger is on layoff right now. He's too sore. However, we're going to try getting Jester into some light riding since he got chiro'd and he isn't sore anymore. Hasn't been ridden in awhile so we'll see how this goes.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #29 of 31 Old 04-02-2013, 02:59 AM
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Patience, patience, patience. I want to hear what your trainers solution was for Lila. Think it could have anything to do with season/mare/heat cycles?
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post #30 of 31 Old 04-02-2013, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think so...She's just so stubborn. I've not had a problem with colts flat out REFUSING to soften their face like that. Some have been difficult but this is just ridiculous. I was trying very hard to avoid using anything like a martingale, side reins, draw reins etc but I'm thinking that's going to be the way to go. She's like this constantly and no one who has seen her can find a reason for it. I think it doesn't help that her owner deliberately gives up too when she doesn't soften.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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