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    09-22-2013, 04:45 PM
Green Broke
Question SO help? If anyone is reading??

So I rode today. Sunny did good. The first ride was short. And we worked on Barrels.. Then, my gma calls.. asking if the grandkiddo's can come out and ride. So I decided to work Sunny a bit more before they got her. So we had a LONG ride.. Arena ride.

I have decided.. NO barrels. I want a sound horse.. so western pleasure? I wonder if that is possible.. I think they have a w/t western pleasure or equitation thing? Right? or wrong? Well Im going to just slow things down with Sunny and get him listening to me.. HE DID AMAZING

To get him to back up I put BOTH heels on him.. and he backs.. ( Not sure if this is the CORRECT way.) but it works for me.. so I am going to procede. I also, got him WALKING.. like. SLLLLOOOWW walking.. I freaking love it lol:).. AND slow trotting. Wow.. that has taken like two years..:)

Im working on slowing down his canter. One side is better than the other? Why? If a video is needed I can get one:)..

Anyways, to stop I kinda sit back. And press with my heels.. because that way he will STOP BACK.. all in one haha:).. I worked on all this.. W/T/C Stop back.. for like 3 hours..

I know long time.. but near the end everything was perfect so I got off.. pet him.. talked to him( even though I did our whole ride haha) and waited until the kiddos got here. They did their little riding. And then I put Sunny away after a good cool down.. I love my boy:)

Hoping that I can do western showmanship? I'm not sure what to call it.. but whatever class is just W/T NO CANTER yet.. anyways.. and stoping backing. Ect.,? Is there anything like this?

just had to share one picture of sunny:)

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    09-23-2013, 04:35 PM
I'm glad he's doing good. And he's looking much better too!
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    09-24-2013, 09:11 PM
Green Broke
Talking 9/24/13

Rode today for a bit:P probably only 30 minutes. Just worked on walk/ trot transitions.. Stopping and backing from both walk trot.. which he did alright. Got a little confused.. But did good:)! Very proud of him. It just takes time.:)!

Also, worked on neck reining, sidepassing and all this.:)! Went very well!
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    09-25-2013, 09:12 PM
Green Broke

So, today my friend came over and I showed her how Sunny was doing, she was impressed:). Which is good!..

Its a little different riding sunny.. because to get him to back up you PUT pressure on him... so its weird for people who aren't used to him..

She also rode, which he did good:)! So I was happy.. just thought I would share that little bit.

Tomorrow, I am going to try some spurs with him. Just to make the cues a bit more.. different.. and.. umm idk how to explain
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    09-26-2013, 04:18 PM
That's awesome!

How old is Sunny?
    09-26-2013, 08:28 PM
Green Broke
He is 6:)
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    09-29-2013, 03:24 PM
Green Broke
9/29/13 and some;)

Alllllrriggghttttyyy then. Rode this morning. For a whillleeeeeee. Not sure why Sunny has been a brat lately. Probably because I need to work on having patience. Yes I get mad at him alot.. for my mistakes most likely. He is starting to do really good though. At the walk at least.

When we trot I just have to talk to him sometimes and tell him.. "easy" and he starts to calm down and relax a bit. Still haven't gotten a smooth t/c transition. So I might ask for help with that one. So we can get it down and over with haha.

His back up is getting nice to:) I just squeeze with my heels and he backs, sometimes I have to sort of shake the reins so he will lower his head.. but sometimes I don't:)

He is a brat.. Period. LOL.. Anyways. I will GET pictures next time! I WILL GET PICTURES NEXT TIME!! And a video

* DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH for that one^^*
    10-04-2013, 01:57 PM
Green Broke
Ok.. So it's been a couple days. I have not rode or anything.. Because I have been busy with school and work. And of course I get sick. ( missing work and school for 3 days)

I have been debating weather or not to sell Sunny.. Because he really just isn't fit for Barrel racing. I that is where my heart and desire really is..:(...

I think once I get paid.. on the 7th that following weekend I will get my vet/farrier out and see what we can come up with for his back legs.( I know he said something about setting the shoe out a bit to help with rotation.. )


here are some pictures.. well one to be better haha
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    10-04-2013, 06:22 PM
I love your pink reins. :)
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    10-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Green Broke
Still .. have not rode. But planning on riding tomorrow:).. So we will see how that goes.. I can not wait to try this new saddle on him!!! It's making me go insane haha:).. really.. im going insane


really why I wrote tonight. I thought it was cute when I go outside.. and whistle both my boys come runnin' now:)

haha:) cute.. ok.. done for tonight:)

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