My lesson Journal =D - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-06-2010, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: At the barn :P
Posts: 798
• Horses: 7
Cool My lesson Journal =D

Well, today I restarted lessons and it was completely awsome! I met my new trainer, who takes advanced dressage lessons from my old trainer. She is really nice, shy maybe, but once we get more comforatable with each other it will be fine :). She is certified to teach english, western, and jumping so that makes me feel really good. I rode Tuck, a gray gelding who is a former jumper. He was running on ice and slipped and fractured his head on a metal pole as a 7 year old. She had to retrain him from the biggining and he can't jump anymore because he doesn't have very good balance. He is kind of lazy and slow so I kept having to nudge/kick him with my heels. We worked on poll flexion/release at the trot and walk and I now know how to collect a horse . I told her I am interested in doing eighter equitation over fences or jumper and she said I have really good form so I could do eighter one. I had trouble keeping my hands up and elbows relaxed though. And we worked on posting through my hands rather than letting them bounce up and down. I was woried I wouldn't be able to post on the right diagnol but I guess I did because she didn't say anything and was like wow, you got him into a posting trot, good job. just keep your hands steady. So I guess I did alright. I can't wait for next week to see what we will work on them . Oh, and I didn't know that the electric fence was an electric fence and I had my hand on it and i didn't get shocked, it was really weird . Sorry, that was sorta random .

~Do Your Best, Prepare For The Worst, Then Trust GOD To Bring The Victory~Proverbs 21:31
trIplEcrOwngIrl is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-09-2010, 01:19 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 3,064
• Horses: 1
aww sounds like you had fun :) Tuck sounds like a real sweety, shame about his past :( and I know what you mean about the electric fence thing, I had my hand on one once without realising and it took about 10 seconds to shock me... random, I have a real fear of them now though.

Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
speedy da fish is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 05-13-2010, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: At the barn :P
Posts: 798
• Horses: 7
So, I had my second lesson tonight and it....was....awsome!! I rode star this time, the 11 yr old chestnut gelding that Sharon(my instructor) competes in competitive trail on. He is a really responsive horse and totally sweet! We worked on getting the head level again and by the end of the lesson he was holding it there. We also did rein changes(i think that is what they are called...) at the walk and trot. I felt like my legs kept coming forward while posting though. He kept slowing down and then speeding up so it was hard to keep my balance, but it was good for me. Man that hour goes by really fast!! Sorry, I'm problably all over the place here....I'm really tired though so I'm going to sleep.

~Do Your Best, Prepare For The Worst, Then Trust GOD To Bring The Victory~Proverbs 21:31
trIplEcrOwngIrl is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Art Journal Kayty Horse Artwork 658 04-24-2013 08:52 PM
Art Journal!! LoveTheSaddlebreds Horse Artwork 117 11-13-2011 02:46 AM
Art journal.. xAddictionx Horse Artwork 5 03-08-2010 12:00 AM
My Journal. horseoffire Member Journals 5 11-22-2009 10:56 PM
-pony's lesson journal look-a-pony Member Journals 3 03-26-2007 08:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome