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        03-22-2011, 10:53 PM
    Great video! But what I really want to say is can you please please send your horse my way! WOW! EXACTLY what I have looked and looked for and just cannot find....Beautiful! :)
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        03-22-2011, 11:10 PM
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    He is a great guy. He is actually not mine. I lease him. His owner bought him when he was a stud colt at 4, left untrained in a pasture. AS a 14 year old girl, she trained him herself and does all kinds of riding in the mountains, WP showing , dressage and just goosin around.
    The video would be better if I had a horse that doesnt' already know that. But Mac didn't know it originally, either.
        03-23-2011, 08:43 AM
    I just started riding Dancer, although I've had her for almost two years now. She stands great for mounting, but I'm short, fat and seriously lacking muscle (too much time at a desk in my little cubicle) in my legs, so even a mounting block isn't quite tall enough at the moment - I have to resort to a picnic table. The video has some excellent ideas to get Dancer to line up. She's not resistant at all, she just doesn't know what I'm asking her to do, so - with the tips in the video, I just may be able to get her to line up at the mounting block/table/spot without having to have any help with her.

    Thanks Tiny!

    (And - don't be embarassed about size. You've seen the pic of me on Dancer. Now that's bad! And that was after losing 50 pounds!)
        03-23-2011, 09:17 AM
    Tiny lovely to see you in person, I love reading your threads and advice you make so much sense to me. The video was great! Just wanted to say great job. Isn't it hard to teach something when your horse can already do and anticipate what you want. When I am with my instructor doing groundwork with the lesson horse to take home and try on my horse sometimes it's really difficult for her to show me as the lesson horse just does it right off therefore I sometimes don't get the chance to see what could happen with my horse. Would love to see more of that kind of thing from you and oh Mac is gorgeous! You have a lovely soft gentle way with him from what I can see from that vid.
        03-23-2011, 08:28 PM
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    Thank you Netty!! That is very kind of you. You know, I had some challenges with Mac today on a ride out , trailering, and it made me feel a bit low on confidence and I came home feeling kind of down on myself, like I am not really good enough to be showing anyone anything. But I guess we all have those sort of days, and hearing your kind words makes me smile.
        03-23-2011, 08:57 PM
    Good video.
        03-23-2011, 09:06 PM
    I subscribed to you because every video you've posted has helped me.

        03-23-2011, 10:13 PM
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    I am very pleased. Yup!
        03-24-2011, 06:31 PM
    Green Broke
    Wow I am def. Going to try that with my Romeo! That is amazing. And Mack is gorgeous!
        03-24-2011, 06:34 PM
    Originally Posted by fess1960    
    Equiniphile is your horse totally relaxed at the block?
    How long do you let her rest at the block before you mount? Can you relax her rock her back then quit...next time then relax her rock her back put foot in and back out before she braces then rest.... a long time?
    I have just walked her up to the block and then rubbed her, I groom her standing on the block when I'm in the barn, sh is usually very relaxed at the block. When she braces with my foot in, I usually wait until she stops bracing, and then take my foot back out.

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