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        03-26-2007, 08:58 PM
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    -pony's lesson journal

    Date: 3|15|07

    Personal Goal: Look ahead!

    Details/environment: 9:30am, Dancer, eggbutt snaffle, outdoor arena, 75 degrees, My mood; a little tired, Horse's behaivor; calm

    Warm-up observations: Scale 1 - 5 (1 very responsive, 5 not very responsive)
    • Walk-halt-walk: 2
    • Trot-walk-trot: 1
    • Turns: 1
    • Me: Relaxed
    Leasson theme: Work on my steering!
    • Trot and canter 20 meter circles
    • Trot and canter figure 8's
    Most heard critique: Heels down!

    Evaluation: My goal; I remembered to look up most of the time, and when I did my steering was 100 percent better!
    Lesson Theme; Trotting and cantering the cirles were a breeze, but when we cantered the figure 8, Dancer did flying lead changes. I had never done flying changes before, but we finished our figure 8 very well.

    Goals for next ride: Keep my heels down, toes pointed forward and stirrups on the balls of my feet (instead of letting my feet slid through them).
         
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        03-26-2007, 09:09 PM
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    Foal
    Date: 3|20|07

    Personal Goal: Keep my heels down, toes pointed forward and stirrups on the balls of my feet (instead of letting my feet slid through them).

    Details/environment: 9:30am, Daisy, twisted snaffle, draw reins, outdoor arena, 75 degrees, My mood; calm, Horse's behaivor; little excited.

    Warm-up observations: Scale 1 - 5 (1 very responsive, 5 not very responsive)
    • Walk-halt-walk: 2
    • Trot-walk-trot: 5
    • Turns: 2
    • Me: relaxed
    Leasson theme: Getting Daisy to relax.
    • Trotting and cantering circles
    • Trotting serpentines
    Most heard critique: Thumbs up!

    Evaluation: My goal; after I wrapped my stirrup leathers, I kept my heels down and the stirrups on the balls of my feet mush eaisier! I also pointed my toes more forward. The shorter stirrups obviously helped me control my entire leg base better.
    Lesson Theme; after we trotted during the warm-up, Daisy started to relax a lot and dropped her head well, while we trotted.

    Goals for next ride: Keep my thumbs up!
         
        03-26-2007, 09:14 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Date: 3|21|07

    Personal Goal: Keep my thumbs up!!

    Details/environment: 9:30am, Daisy, twisted snaffle, standing martengale, outdoor arena, 75 degrees, My mood; calm, Horse's behaivor; little tense.

    Warm-up observations: Scale 1 - 5 (1 very responsive, 5 not very responsive)
    • Walk-halt-walk: 2
    • Trot-walk-trot: 3
    • Turns: 2
    • Me: relaxed
    Leasson theme: Getting Daisy to drop her head and relax.
    • Trotting and cantering different size circles circles
    • Trotting and cantering figure 8's
    Most heard critique: Thumbs up!

    Evaluation: My goal; Trainer had to remind me several times to put my thumbs up! So, I really have to work on that!
    Lesson Theme; Daisy relaxed much better today and was stretching her neck out good while we were trotting. She still has to relax a lot at the canter.

    Goals for next ride: Keep my thumbs up!
         
        03-26-2007, 09:24 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Date: 3|23|07

    Personal Goal: Keep my thumbs up!

    Details/environment: 9:30am, Daisy, twisted snaffle, standing martengale, tacked noseband, outdoor arena, 75 degrees, My mood; calm, Horse's behaivor; tense.

    Warm-up observations: Scale 1 - 5 (1 very responsive, 5 not very responsive)
    • Walk-halt-walk: 2
    • Trot-walk-trot: 4
    • Turns: 1
    • Me: relaxed
    Leasson theme: Getting Daisy to relax into her upper transitions and drop her head.
    • Lots pf 'trot-walk-trot' and 'canter-trot-canter' transitions.
    • Trotting and cantering 20 meter circles
    • Trotting serpentines
    Most heard critique: Where's your leg?

    Evaluation: My goal; I kept my thumbs up a lot better today, my hands have deffinatly improved a lot but still need work.
    Lesson Theme; Daisy's trot has improved so much, and the up and down transitions helped her relax more and not "jump" so much
    Into her trot. The up and down exercise also helped her relax her canter too. She only bucked a couple times and didn't swish her tail or lay her ears back! She's becoming less and less tense and isn't anticipating the canter as much.

    Goals for next ride: Keep my thumbs up!
         

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