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post #1 of 3 Old 05-06-2010, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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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 .
Morgan

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-09-2010, 01:19 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-13-2010, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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