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post #10671 of 17185 Old 02-15-2011, 09:41 PM
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The weather has been beautiful!
It's been in the high sixties!
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post #10672 of 17185 Old 02-15-2011, 10:19 PM
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The weather has been beautiful!
It's been in the high sixties!
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Same here! I got to finally ride Kate today!
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post #10673 of 17185 Old 02-15-2011, 10:28 PM
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That's great!

I'll probably hop on for a quick ride tomorrow after school. I haven't ridden since last Sunday.
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post #10674 of 17185 Old 02-15-2011, 10:30 PM
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That's great!

I'll probably hop on for a quick ride tomorrow after school. I haven't ridden since last Sunday.
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I haven't ridden since uhm... 7 weeks I believe. It's finally not wet, and I finally have time for it again.
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post #10675 of 17185 Old 02-15-2011, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Sunny!

I've never had to do some kinda drill, as I don't go to a school. >D

Tinkerbell my Shetland is so cute. She'll stand in front of the back sliding door. And when ever I walk past it, in the living room, she'll perk up, put her ears fully forwards. Then when I get out of site, she'll go back to normal. Every time!
Aww that's so cute!!

Okay so you know how I was talking about how much I hate english riding and how my saddle kept slipping back. So I talked to Shey's owner about the saddle and she says it's just because I'm not pushing Cheyenne's legs out enough so the girth slipps back and then the saddle follows. She suggests getting a breast collar so I think I'm just going to do that.
As for the I-hate-english part, I'm not sure if I love it or if I hate it at this point. Cheyenne and I are so out of practice right now! Cheyenne wasn't paying any attention to me at all today! She was pretty much running into fences. Litterally it's like she forgot that I was on. I carried treats around, so I stopped her and arched her neck and when she held it there for a while I gave her a treat. After that she wanted to do it more, so I had a better ride, but once I started focusing on something else, she started going wrong again. I started focusing on my leads in the canter. Well, that didn't work. 'Course there had to be puddles in the arena so she tried to avoid pretty much everywhere and had to pick her own path no matter how hard I kicked her. I even had a crop with me and all that did was make her mad. A whole wack of times she would go into an uncontrollable gallop and that made me want to hit her SO bad that I started crying. I got so angry with her, when nothing improved at all that I had to grip that crop so hard to keep me from smacking her 1000 times as hard as I could. I knew that I should probably just walk her out and catch my breath then try again, but if I did that wouldn't it be rewarding her for bad behavior? She'd be getting just what she wanted and that wouldn't be good, so I kept my stupid anger inside of me and just cried while I told her 'easy' in a not-so-calming voice. What can I stinkin do to control this? The weather is supposed to be rainy for the rest of the week and my show is in 4 days. I'm going again in 3 days to get her ready for the show, but it's supposed to rain then too, so I doubt that I can ride then. It just wouldn't be affective, and it would be a horrible ride. If the weather is decent though, I'll be having a lesson with Cheyenne's owner who will be helping me get Cheyenne ready and will take me to the show, and that will be great if the stupid weather is okay. I don't take lessons anymore except for one or two before shows so I acually get exited when I get to test myself with the lesson where Shey's owner acts as the judge and calls out instructions and stuff. And then it's like I graduate into the show. Although, I'm not sure if the lesson will work out if the weather is being dumb again.
Do you awesome people have any tips for me? I think I'm going insane with this english.

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post #10676 of 17185 Old 02-15-2011, 10:46 PM
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I don't understand about "not pushing her legs back." I still really think your saddle isn't fitting properly.
Instead of buying a breast collar I would invest in an appointment with a (qualified)saddle fitter.
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post #10677 of 17185 Old 02-15-2011, 11:22 PM
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oh, by pushing her legs out I mean like... how do I explain it without showing you? Um... well when you're doing up the girth it has to be right behind the horse's legs right? Well Cheyenne doesn't stand squared usually so it's behind her legs when I do it up, but when she moves her legs or walks or whatever the saddle isn't right behind the leg anymore. It's hard to explain without showing you. Anyways, Cheyenne's owner showed me what I was doing and everything was fine after that and I think that's going to be okay. What I'm really worried about is this riding thing that I mentioned. It probably doesn't make much sense, but please give me as many tips as you can from what you can understand. I'm getting SO stinkin' frustrated with this.

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post #10678 of 17185 Old 02-16-2011, 10:55 AM
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OMG I am dumb! I JUST figured out today is a late start at school! After waking EVERYBODY up, and going to the bus stop.

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post #10679 of 17185 Old 02-16-2011, 11:04 AM
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OMG I am dumb! I JUST figured out today is a late start at school! After waking EVERYBODY up, and going to the bus stop.
I did that on a weekend once cause I thought it was a weekday. Only difference was I didn't wake everyone up and I don't ride the bus since I have my license. It sucks, but then you realize you can go back to sleep
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post #10680 of 17185 Old 02-16-2011, 07:45 PM
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Phew man is it hot today!

Cross Country- The act of hurling yourself and your equine partner at a stationary object with poise and grace while attempting to survive...
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