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post #1 of 25 Old 08-28-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Working the outlaw

Alright so i figured it would be a good idea to track outlaws training for gymkhana. I can't remember his age at the moment but he is an endurance/ex racing arabian gelding whom i have taken on as my new gymkhana project. He has tons of speed.. thats his problem ...he doens't quite know how to shut it off sometimes soo we are working alot on that and building muscle more then gymkhana patterns. I have also been getting him working more off my leg then with my hands.. hes doing great! So i guess i wil start with todays events and go from there

August 28,2010
Went out at around 6:30 and fed him waited a bit and saddled him up (english) at about 6:50-7:00. This is his first time that i know of in an english saddle so i jsut lunged him to get him used to it and put some ground poles down.. sent him over them a few times each way till he started to relax and drop his head.. that was about 45mins. Then i tacked up western for some in saddle work. Did more ground poles..raised and on ground lots of transitions and circles and even took him threw the poles pattern a couple times (used all leg no rein it was amazing) he did awsome he was picking up his leads awsomely and working great off just my leg.
Then at about 9:30 i brought him out and gave him a nice bath. :] i am very proud of him so far he is doing great
here are some pics so we can track his progress..right now hes round with little muscle and a high head most the time






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post #2 of 25 Old 08-28-2010, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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i found some old pictures of outlaw when we first got him back..after he was bought then sat and basicly was ruined by the lady then when we started using him again


the girl riding is not me..she is a friend of mine that goes to the same ranch


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oh my!!! so sorry for the stretch!! i totally forgot to resize them So So sorry

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post #4 of 25 Old 08-29-2010, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Went out with sydney today and rode outlaw some..i tried him out in a hackamore today and shocker..he did amazingly well ..after some minor disagreements and head tossing he finally settled in i even took him through poles...at a canter and he worked solely off my leg with minro help from my hands. Then syd hoped on him and i got on her boy gambit and OMG what a difference even though they are both arabs gamby is bigger and has a uh longer? stride thhen outlaw.. more like a quarter horse i guess.. but it was so weird lol.
But he did amazingly well so im going to be riding in this hackamore from now on..

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Went out and worked outlaw again today.Hehe i had a bit of playful fun with him at first.. it was aloha day at school today and i ahd a lai on me that i put around his neck.. the lady out there who takes care of the horses took some pictures... he even gave me a kiss for one :].Anyways we started off with a bit of ground work..i.e back up on command...trot stop by voice command, and some desensitizing. Then i saddled up and got on. We worked on a whole lot of transitions.. i.e walk trot woah walk woah trot circle woah walk and so on.. just tried to keep it interesting and him on his toes. Then did some figure 8's and back up work. He was really good today. Also he got a bath :]

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post #6 of 25 Old 09-03-2010, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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on a side note i finally got around to asking and outlaw is 11

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Went out and had an awsome collection lesson with outlaw. He picked up his leads every time and was flexing really well. Even though there was a spooky gate knocked over at one end of the arena. He was awsome! he deffinately made my week.day better :] pictures later gotta go take a shower :]

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yesterdays pictures

after the work out


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Went out today and had a long line lesson. It was outlaws first time but he did awsomely!! He gave to them and dropped his head and i even got a nice sloooow jog from him. I was scared to death to canter him in just the snaffle but my trainer persisted and low and behold outlaw gave me another magical surprise!He cantered slow and dropped his head! I also think hes dropping some weight! yay!! Buut i realised why i like the hackamore so much better on him lol he doesn't chomp at the bit or throw his head around! it was driving me nuts! here are some pics from tonight


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post #10 of 25 Old 09-24-2010, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Sept 23,2010
Had another lesson today on outlaw. We had a different trainer today and i deffinately like her more then our usual one who always asks for more speed. Today we just worked on keeping their minds buisy while also getting them soft and responsive to us. Outlaw was quite the hot head today and jsut wanted to canter so the excerises she had us doing were a great help :] . also learned new things to work on to get his head down more. Our 4th trainer (the one i haven't met yet) is also coming back monday i believe and it will be interesting. hehe

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