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post #1001 of 5159 Old 05-25-2016, 09:11 PM
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Groundwork can tie into it because it builds trust and respect.
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Groundwork can tie into it because it builds trust and respect.
Thats true but it just made me wonder...is riding a horse outside of the arena for the very first time and having them stay calm and behaved usually a pretty significant task to ask of them?

Cause coach said that shes seen a lot of people who will try to ride their horse outside the arena and around the barn but the horse wont be as calm or collected, or they will get all nervous or worked up and its all because they dont have the groundwork.

In fact, one of the boarders daughters rode one of their mares (who is only a year older than Fly and according to the owner is more green than Fly), outside the arena, around the barn about a month ago and she got bucked off and fell bad on her hip. Thankfully she is okay.

I was there when it happened and saw the horse get worked up, but didnt know she bucked the rider off.
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Some horses are just more easy going and more the "born broke" type than others. Fly seems to be that kind, you are lucky! Some green horses would flip out going outside the first time and being ridden by a green rider.

Good job on the progress, I 5hink Fly is going to be a great partner for you
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^ Thanks, very good lesson today. It was really nice experiecing another place other than the arena. Im sure it was refreshing for Fly as well.

Trainer didnt get on her first today cause she feels im capable getting on her right away.

So, so far Ive experienced twice, a Fly with a lot of energy in her and has a super fast trot that I had to slow down and get under control.

Well today for the first time, I experienced a lazy Fly who didnt have much energy in her so i got a feel for the other end of the spectrum. Cause horses will be different on each day and you wont know what you may get, so I will need to know how to handke different situations.

Today was a prime example. So I had to work on my timing more today to keep her going and squeeze with my legs as I feel shes starting to slow down.

Coach started me on the lunge line again today and will do again on Sunday.

The logs were great. I didnt even look at the logs, jist looked straight ahead as if I was on the ground. I got her to walk dead centre across the logs.

Then I did a couple 20m circles at a trot between jumping posts. I liked this. It really makes you work on your tiking and your arch to maintain your circle

She went on the bridge the first time I asked. I then made her go back on but this time to stand on, then woah, and she walks off when i tell her. Im very proud of her.

So that makes me has. How much more meaningful or powerful is walking around and over obstacles when youre on a horses back vs on the ground?


you had a great lesson . don't cloud your happiness with unnecessary cogitation.
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Cause horses will be different on each day and you wont know what you may get, so I will need to know how to handke different situations
A fried of mine has a quote she says a lot:

"Ride the horse you have today, not the horse you EXPECTED to have."

I find I often wind up repeating it to myself to remind me that just because I have a 22 year old been there done that, doesn't mean he's always going to act like one. Sometimes you have to alter your plans and just go with the flow.
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Some horses are just more easy going and more the "born broke" type than others. Fly seems to be that kind, you are lucky! Some green horses would flip out going outside the first time and being ridden by a green rider.

Good job on the progress, I 5hink Fly is going to be a great partner for you
Thanks for the answer. This was why I was asking in the first place, cause I didnt know. Now I do. I had no idea that some green horses would flip out going outside for the first time with a green rider.

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you had a great lesson . don't cloud your happiness with unnecessary cogitation.
Ok i wont.
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A fried of mine has a quote she says a lot:

"Ride the horse you have today, not the horse you EXPECTED to have."

I find I often wind up repeating it to myself to remind me that just because I have a 22 year old been there done that, doesn't mean he's always going to act like one. Sometimes you have to alter your plans and just go with the flow.
I agree and thats why today was a great learning for me because I got on a horse who was lazy and unmotivated and didnt have much energy in her so I had to adjust. Ive been on a lazy horse before (the lesson mare), but not yet, up until today.
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Believe us now that Fly is not reactive ;) ?
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Going over the logs and bridge. I edited out my ride.

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