Gosh I am horrible at this....
But it is good I like reading my progress :)
So after that time at the beach went back again a week later, on Friday 14th January 2011
Had a blast cantered along the beach, with a saddle and bareback.
Have photo proof :P
Canter with saddle
After that I have ridden pretty much every day or at least 4 times a week, he had started bucking me off heaps so I had the chiro and dentist come out on 1st Febraury 2011
The chiro came out in the morning and Buzz was sore nearly all along his back and neck... felt so bad since I didn't relize earlier, but he has been so much better since.
Dentist came out in arvo and that was scary, he was a natural dentist so no drugs and since I have never had Buzz's teeth done before I thought it would be okay.... it wasn't.
Buzz because he is a TB has a sensitive mouth, and was pulling away, nearly backed into a tree... scary scary stuff.
Dentist said next time I will have to book in with the vet and get him drugged so he can do a better job, he said his teeth weren't that bad and they could probably be done every 2 years or so after one good file ing.
Said to call back in 6 months to book one because the 'bit seat' needed more work.
I need to remember to call back in July sometime.
After that rode a lot have taken weekly progress shots of Buzz and I can happly say I think he is gaining muscle and weight :) Wednesday 9th February 2011
Okay so this is the day I did groundwork with Buzz and he was awesome.
I had tied his leadrope around his neck and he was following me everywhere. I ran he trotted, I stopped he stopped (most of the time anyway sometimes I had to grab hold of the lead rope), I turned he turned, I was ldoing really sharp coners like making him turn in really small circles with me first going into his head (not actually touching it) then secondly him following me with his head, I then starting running which he followed at a trot then I sprinted and was encouraging him to go faster he cantered
I also sent him over a few small jumps it was just so much fun :), I can tell you I was tired after it though haha Buzz hadn't even broken in a sweat but I had. Sunday 13th February 2011
-Murray XC, SJ training day
This was so much fun, first time I had ever done XC and it was a blast, so excited for this eventing year.
Buzz jumped all the jumps like a pro had a little troubles with the "Sunken Road" but after a few attempts and going through at a different point he was fine :)
We also had trouble aat the water jump, even though he has been in water before he plain out refused to go in, he did eventually, after seeing serval other horses go in.
SJ was good, he refused 1 jump which was because it was near the water on and people were having trouble getting there horses in so it was understandable, went over it fine after he had a look at it, rest of it was a clear round :)
Only did 45cm SJ and XC, have to start somewhere, but most of the next level up XC jumps didn't look much bigger so who knows maybe by the end of this year I will go up, but no rush :) Tuesday 15th February 2011
Rode today and got a video :)
It was 7 mins long but turned out I filmed mainly a blank space so had to cut it all back so now theres only like 2 mins of riding in it.
He was good today, cantered a whole arena on one side went to do it on the ohter side and he had a bucking fit, glad to say I didn't fall off :)
And made him canter again.
His circles are horrible... like he falls in then falls out, horrible I need to read again what Kayty posted before on anther thread of mine (pretty sure it was Kayty anyway)
I think my circles would be better if I mark out where the circle is ment to be, I think I might do that tomorrow, grab the lunge whip and measure it out, or even better bring my dads measuring tape out.
Heres the video I will put it up on critque as well