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post #91 of 222 Old 09-25-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Monday, 26th September

Maddie came over again on Sunday to give Pumpkin another workout. I think he was a bit tired from the weeks riding. He usually doesn't get ridden 5 days a week. He did try though. After a few mishaps in behavior, they worked just a little longer on flat and trotted over some trot poles.

He seems to be improving, but because I am not riding, I can't be 100% sure. Maddie has been a great help overall though, so I am sure some progress is being made.

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post #92 of 222 Old 09-25-2011, 07:46 PM
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He is so cute he makes me want a little pony.

My two horse Apache and Sammy are my world
along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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post #93 of 222 Old 09-25-2011, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha. Don't be fooled! He is a little brat under neath :P But yes, he can be quite cute.

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post #94 of 222 Old 09-25-2011, 08:19 PM
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Haha the way you describe him he reminds me of my riding instructors daughters pony. He is also an Australian pony gelding but brown he is an awesome little guy to ride. I pretty much had to go straight to horses cause of my height etc. I still love getting the chance to ride the little twirpy ponies though hehe.

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post #95 of 222 Old 09-25-2011, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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I love riding ponies. They have such attitudes sometimes! It is a good refresher after riding horses.

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post #96 of 222 Old 09-28-2011, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Wednesday, 28th September

Great day today.

Maddie invited me to go to the Pony Club X/C training for the afternoon. It was great to have the experience, even though I was designated photographer. I don't have the photos on me, as I used another persons camera. Maddie (Chingaz) should soon have them up to show :) Can't wait to get a float and finally take Pumpkin out to join and get the experience.

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post #97 of 222 Old 09-28-2011, 07:00 AM
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You did an awesome job! She was such a great heap - couldn't have done it without you! Your my show groom, photographer AND 'I hate my horse' listener.

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post #98 of 222 Old 09-28-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha. Anytime I love it. It gives me some relief from not being able to ride!

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post #99 of 222 Old 09-30-2011, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Friday, 30th September

A friend rode Pumpkin yesterday for a bit. He was due for another ride. She has some riding experience, so she wasn't a total beginner and could at least trot to get some of that growing energy out. He behaved very well, listening to her and making her think about not only using your hands, but your seat and legs at the same time. A lot to grasp in one hit, but she got it really quickly.

He is definitively starting to use himself some more. He is engaging his hind end more, and going into the bridal. There was some salivary foam there, only a little bit, but it seems to me and my slightly trained eye that we are finally moving in the right direction.

And, he is somewhat officially desensitized to the dreaded hair dryer from hell! It rained before she rode, so I had to dry his coat somehow... and fast. He was fine with it on and such, but heaven forbid it touch his neck. He went okay though, and he trusted me enough to be able to get up to doing his muzzle by the time I was done. He was still a little weary of it moving, but he returned back to his usual self quickly.

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post #100 of 222 Old 10-05-2011, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Wednesday, 5th October

Nothing has happened. Very boring right?

I am supposed to be getting my cast off next Tuesday. Finally. It will have been 5 weeks since I have last ridden. Though it might be postponed a day or so because I have an English essay that morning. So it depends on what time the appointment is.

Plans are being made for Pumpkin this weekend, so I will update if those go ahead.

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