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girl_on_black_pony 08-19-2008 05:43 PM

YAY progress!
Okay, I've taken all your advice on:
Helping me to sit at the trot,
Keeping Zorro in the canter,
and slowing/speeding up gaits!

I rode Zorro with a crop sorta agressively the other day. It worked wonders! I was working on my sitting trot, and Zorro's staying-in-the-gait-until-I-told-him-otherwise. So I pretty much perfected my non-bouncing strategy and now Zorro knows he gets smacked with the crop if he refuses to listen to my leg/voice cues. So once we had the trot good, I asked him to canter a few paces, then slow. This worked amazingly and I had him cantering figure-eights!

Anyway, so now I have taught him that rein/leg pressure mean speed up/slow down. He doesnt change gaits now with an "eeeeasy" command from me, it just slows down the gait (if that makes sense?)

Anyways, so I just thought Id update you and thanks you for your amazing advice. I truly think this is now the best horse I've ridden in a LONG time!


FGRanch 08-19-2008 06:20 PM

Congrats! Glad that you got him going good!

girl_on_black_pony 08-20-2008 04:55 PM

thanks! :D

PoptartShop 08-20-2008 07:47 PM

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That's awesome, keep up the good work! :D

girl_on_black_pony 08-25-2008 07:25 PM


buckaroo2010 08-25-2008 08:51 PM

Great news! :)

girl_on_black_pony 08-30-2008 08:41 PM

and its all because I listened to all your advice!

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