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        01-15-2012, 01:47 PM
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    Weanling
    I've seriously fallen behind in keeping everything updated, so I'll try to catch whoever reads this up on what's been going on with me and Shamrock.

    Our main focuses have been him standing still while I mount, not being so mouthy, and keeping him straight without bending his head to the outside, especially at trot and canter. We hit a rough patch, but we're troubleshooting it.

    I worked on mounting only the other day because it was super windy. He just had on his halter and I would lead him to the mounting block, rub him as he stood still and climb the steps while rubbing him as long as he stood still. Once I got to the top, I'd rub on him and stand there for a while and then we'd try it without me rubbing him. It worked well, he would stand still for me to climb the steps. Now we'll see how it works once he's tacked and I ride tomorrow!

    I want him to be better at riding in the woods on trails, so since we're usually alone when we ride, I want to start walking him in hand through the trails so he's familiar with them. We did this the other day and had a lot of fun. At one point, there was a fallen branch in our path, it wasn't big but I led him up to it and I hopped over it and he jumped over it too. We stopped and kept hopping over it a few times, it was fun. :) A good bonding time.

    I've been looking into starting to show him at schooling shows to see how he does, we have a couple of months to prepare, but I'm looking forward to it!
         
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