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        05-18-2013, 10:04 PM
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    Soooooo....today was parade day. I had no idea what to expect. The staging area was CRAZY! We had to go through crowds, animals and obstacles. Floats, fire trucks, military vehicles, tons of other horses, flags, tractors, loud noises and a gazillion kids with noisemakers and pinwheels. There was no.....horses coming through, watch out.....it was more like pushing through all the chaos like the mounted police during crowd control.

    Once we made it through the main chaos to the front area to line up I got so teary-eyed....because Snickers was so easy peasy!!!! I was so proud of her. Not one single spook.





         
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        05-18-2013, 10:22 PM
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    There's gotta be a "Super-uber-like" somewhere....
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        05-19-2013, 06:32 PM
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    Fabulous to hear! And I LOVE your parade get up :) Snickers looks incredible!
         
        05-19-2013, 08:04 PM
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    Today I rode Snickers in the arena for a little bit to try out a saddle. At first she would try to lope just when I asked for trot. I let her try what she wanted since I was told to never keep a green horse from moving forward. But, after a few times of this....and I asked for the jog, she just went into the jog. So, hopefully she is figuring it out.

    When I asked for the lope, she did a few strides, and then stayed in the jog like I wanted. Before she would halt from the lope, so that is so much better. It also seemed that her speed picked up a little bit, rather than her doing the lope at a walk pace...lol.

    So, I guess a little at a time and we are going in the right direction?
         
        05-19-2013, 08:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by oldhorselady    
    today I rode snickers in the arena for a little bit to try out a saddle. At first she would try to lope just when I asked for trot. I let her try what she wanted since I was told to never keep a green horse from moving forward. But, after a few times of this....and I asked for the jog, she just went into the jog. So, hopefully she is figuring it out.

    When I asked for the lope, she did a few strides, and then stayed in the jog like I wanted. Before she would halt from the lope, so that is so much better. It also seemed that her speed picked up a little bit, rather than her doing the lope at a walk pace...lol.

    So, I guess a little at a time and we are going in the right direction?
    ohhh yesssssss
         
        05-19-2013, 09:02 PM
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    ohhh yesssssss
    So Desert, do you think this is normal? I'm imagining it is since she is such a 'NOT' forward moving type of horse? I just always imagined if I asked for the lope that I wouldn't be able to control her antics or the speed....guess I was scared of nothing after all. Plus, I'm sure it still is quite odd to her to have me on her back while doing this.
         
        05-19-2013, 10:07 PM
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    Could be she's anticipating, could be she's more eager, now that things " work", could be you sitting differently with the new saddle, could be the saddle fit...lot's of " could be"'s.
    Keep riding and watching her reactions. Maybe ask somebody who hasn't seen her for a while, if there's an obvious difference. For us it's somewhat hard to tell without seeing it actually.
    BUT...she's going forward....
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        05-19-2013, 11:45 PM
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    So Desert, do you think this is normal? I'm imagining it is since she is such a 'NOT' forward moving type of horse? I just always imagined if I asked for the lope that I wouldn't be able to control her antics or the speed....guess I was scared of nothing after all. Plus, I'm sure it still is quite odd to her to have me on her back while doing this.
    Just make sure you aren't giving conflicting cues.
         
        05-20-2013, 12:05 AM
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    Just make sure you aren't giving conflicting cues.
    That's the thing....trying my best not to...lol.
         
        05-20-2013, 12:26 AM
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    Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
    That's the thing....trying my best not to...lol.
    It's hard isn't it? Lol, but I'm happy that Snickers is coming along nicely :) Doesn't it just make you burst inside?
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