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post #1 of 3 Old 05-11-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up first time jumping verticals

so yeah...jumped verticals for the first time yesterday, I think it went pretty good considering I'm not the best at jumping,although I did have a a couple refusals due to lack of speed (my fault) and I did fall, actually it was more of an impromptu dismount as that was the motion I came off in and landed on my feet, Lucy refused the jump and momentum kept me going.

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Yey! Glad you had a good time, and glad your fall wasn't too bad.

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it's been a good week in general, I was at the ranch Saturday through Tuesday first for mother daughter camp and then part of a rental group's stay, some elementary kids who were nice but not so great at listening and up at 4:15 AM. Mother daughter was fun, not as many mothers acting like they know better then staff which was nice cause sometimes that happens. I taught vaulting and all the Mom's thought I was nuts when I asked them if they wanted to try. We were bringing the horses in for lunch and were on a bit of a time crunch so since our horses are all wonderful, smart and well trained we just untied them and left the gate into the stalls open and let them figure it out and they all clued in and went to their stall, until I got to a sweet old pony named Sally who just followed at my shoulder like a good little girl and when I stopped, pointed her at her stall and clucked at her to go she, just stared at me like "Aren't you coming?" when I started walking away she followed me like "Um, human? where you goes? why no go to my stall? human? human, I'm hungry can we go in now please? what? you wanna go by myself? no! human I can't do this with out you!" she's such a sweet old thing

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