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    09-28-2010, 12:30 AM
Green Broke
Sept 27,2010
Went out today. Started out today with riverbend and put her in draw reins for the first time she was very good!! Worked her for a good half hour then went and got outlaw for his draw rein ride. He was very pushy and wanted to just run so we worked alot on slow and steady and dropping his head. He finally relaxed so I stopped him loossened(sp?) his cinch and waited for the rest of the girls to get tacked up cause I was leading a trail ride. Well my BO insisted I rodeoutlaw with the draw reins and snaffle on the trail ride.... WORST IDEA EVER!! He was crazy kept taking off and to make matters worse 2 of the girls' dad was there and kept trying to act like he knew all. I finally got outlaw semi calm and we got back to the ranch before I knocked the fathers head off his shoulders. All in all outlaw was a brat and riverbend was a saint haha weird. Gymkhana is in 2 weeks though so im hoping for the best
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    10-01-2010, 01:06 AM
Green Broke
Sept 30,2010
Had another lesson today with outlaw. Brianna,leslie and lauren were also in it with me. Anyways before the lesson we did some circling and flexing to warm-up and lauren took some pictures. Then we did some walk/trot,canter/walk/canter/trot work with circles mixed in. Then my trainer wanted us to work on flying lead changes...that is when the fun started. Outlaw had been being amazing behaving really well till this happened. When I asked him for the canter he immediately took off to a full blown run and I had to use a one rein stop on him.. I asked again and this time he was still going faster then I wanted but also head tossing throwing his head up and barely missing my face. So imade him trot it and then asked again this time he did it but was still going to fast so I slowed him down and kept him at a trot the rest of the night. I also only have 1 more lesson and 3 days total to ride him to get him ready for gymkhana. As those are the only days I can get out there but he is doing pretty well so far, we are still going to stay slow at gymkhana and im going to bring an extra bridle with an actual bit incase he decides to act up in the hackamore at the show.
We will be there the night before so I will walk him arounf and get him used to the arena and the area then so its not so new to him.
ANyways here are some pics from tonight you can see where he's behaving and where he starts being a punk.
Before the ride brianna and trigger outlaw and I..haha yes we really are that much shorter both horses are arabs outlaw is 14-14.2

I wasnt doing the barrel patterns just trotting and loping while getting him to bend and give in figure 8's for a warm up

When it started goin bad lol

OHH and just for laughs another sad pic my boy is shorter than our 1 1/2 yr old filly missfire(missy) also an arabian
And yes they are standing on fairly even ground
    10-03-2010, 02:00 PM
Green Broke
Oct 2,2010
We had the 2nd fundraiser yesterday so I only got to work with outlaw for about an hour after all the trail rides and stuff. He was being a brat so we did lots of circles and transitions and figure eights to keep him focused on me. He was listening pretty well except for trying to race sydney who was working nuggy for our BO. Other then that he was being really good. We have gymkhana in 6 days and im suuuper excited! Hopefully we bring home some ribbons :]
    10-05-2010, 12:06 AM
Green Broke
Oct 4,2010
Went out and worked outlaw again today it rained the first 10 mins I got there so I had jsut planned on lunging him and doing some in hand work but then it stopped so I grabbed him and saddled up. It was quite windy so I thought he was going to be a brat but of course he surprised me again today. He did really well we worked on stopping ALOT today he was donig really well dropping his head and not trying to run off he was a bit looky but I expected that because of the weather. So I have 1 more day to work him ,thursday, then friday we are trailering early to the fairgrounds then gymkhana on saturday :]
Pictures in next post
    10-05-2010, 12:08 AM
Green Broke

He even showed off his roll backs
    10-10-2010, 04:09 PM
Green Broke
Oct 8 & 9,2010
Friday the 8th
Day before gymkhana. So we went out early had a lesson and washed most the horses that were going. Then while we were waiting for our BOs husband so we could load up we were all just hangin out having fun it was a blast. Then we loaded up and head off to the fairgrounds and got the horses settled it then went out for food and came back to set up mine lauren and briannas bed in the camper part of the horse trailer we ended up FREEZING and huddling otgether haha .
Oct 9 Gymkhana day
We got up at around 5:30 went and fed the horses waited till about 6:30 then went and got the horses out to work them a bit in long reins(something our BO has been making us do atleast 2 times a week) and then in their normal bridles outlaw wa being insanely good. Abit jumpy and looky but that was to be expected it was only his 2nd time out their and the first time the girl should not have been on him . He ened up throwing her into a fence cause she couldnt stop him. He was stopping wonderfully for me and then standing after for me to wave to the judge then prance out all proud of himself hah.
Before gymkhana had even started though a friend of ours had a horrible accident, she was warming up when her horse slipped and broke her back leg up by her hip completely in half ... she had to be pts .. RIP Cutie ..
    10-11-2010, 01:38 PM
Green Broke
On a side note I am going to be completely restarting outlaw from a snaffle bit becasue although he stopped amazingly well it did take some muscle and I would rather get him stopping nicely off less pressure.
    10-12-2010, 08:32 PM
Green Broke
Oct 11,2010
Went out and worked outlaw in the snaffle today. At first he wanted to run off but he quickly relaxed and was working really well flexing at the poll and his head was down most the time (big thing since normally he looks like a giraffe):]. He surprised me so much I had just planned on doing all trot work and walk work because I thought he was going to be a demon and keep taking off but he didn't soo I cantered him a bit and practiced stopping which he did great on!! He even started really getting his hind end up under him :]. He was over all really good in the snaffle and surprised me heaps :]
    10-17-2010, 05:56 PM
Green Broke
Oct 15,2010
Worked outlaw in the snaffle again worked on getting him soft and turning wiht his hind end rather on the forehand. He did really well but is still nervous at certain times. He is doing really well though trying his heart out and seems much more relaxed in the snaffle then he was in the hack or any other bridle I have seen on him. Also worked with a different trainer who helped us getting him really on the hind end and picking up his shoulder rather then dropping it.
Oct 16,2010
Went out early to work outlaw and another horse. My friend megan who has never ridden before came out with me so I put her up on bosco one of the easiest most lazy horses out there and she did GREAT then when I was done with outlaw I hoped on bosco to work on his cues as he is rusty since he's used to beginners and getting his own way. We had some battles but he did good. Then I went and bathed outlaw and finished up my chores while he was drying
    10-18-2010, 11:32 AM
Green Broke
Oct 17,2010
Went out with my BO and friend sydney for an endurance ride last night. We had a fun time haha our first one in about a year now. Well we were almost home about 2 1/2 miles into the 4 mile ride when we realised that the dog (fiona) had gone poof. So we had to back track well while back tracking , our BO had gone on ahead because syd and I were having issues with out badly mannered horses so we were doing some fun walking excersises when we look up and our BO stops dead and spins around fast and comes cantering back to us. Well turns out there was a HUGE mohave green that struck at dark nugget(her horse) and we were super lucky that we were so far back.
Fiona ended up back at the barn -_- but it was still a fun interesting ride lol

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