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post #1 of 7 Old 11-30-2013, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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We did it!

Today I rode Shakira. .. bridleless.
It was the first time ever for both of us. I was so proud of her I just had to share. It went really well, I literally just jumped on with her wearing nothing but a lead around her neck. Despite a howling wind and smoke from the neighbour's burn off floating over the fence she was perfect. We just walked, halted, turned, crossed a tarp and backed but I am so proud. Question for the masses, what are you proud of achirving eith your pomy? And what NH should me and pony do next? Sorry for spelling errors I am on a phone.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-30-2013, 10:31 AM
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My boy's accomplishment is also going bareback and bridleless.. We walk, trot, turn, halt, back, pivot, sidepass, leg yield, and we are starting to get our canter down so we can jump!
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-30-2013, 10:40 AM
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Congrats to you both; sounds fun!

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post #4 of 7 Old 11-30-2013, 11:04 AM
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What blew me out of the water was the day my previously so fearful horse, moved in a large circle at my request, using just my hands and body, in the middle of the pasture. What's neat with him is now I just point at the part I want him to move and he'll do it.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-30-2013, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for everyones replies! Kylie-How do you sit trotting bareback? Saddlebag-How do you teach Liberty?
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-03-2013, 09:22 PM
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Congrats!
I have been working on liberty with my horses as well, and I have found it is easiest to start in a round pen or small paddock and then move out to larger spaces.

Visit my blog at http://www.crktrainingblog.com. New riding and training videos and articles posted every week!
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-04-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Cool CRK. Do you use treats? For liberty?
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