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post #1 of 2 Old 05-14-2010, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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First lesson on monday!

Well, since I saw Andy Booth and Stormy performed in Paris, I'd like to try, and I thought that, when I will have my own horse, I will.
In 2006, I bought my fav' pony: Lucifer but the dream turned into nightmare... It seems that he had a very wrong first instruction, and it's getting worst and worst so and now, I am afraid of him because he bucks me off like a wild bronco without any hurt (I made a check point to be sure all was ok) and whatever I ask or do...
(if you want photos, there are in my diary).
So I said... "well, maybe it's time to try..." I asked some instructors but all answered me that I will have to put my pony in their stabble (very far away from me) for 750€/months and to pay lessons 50€... well I am student... So I gave up... And last week, I found another one, I wrote an e-mail telling how I felt, what was the problem, and the other reactions... and they answered that they will come on monday for 40€!
They are working with Elizabeth de Corbigny, Andy Booth, and students of John Lyons.
Now I hope I can get something learning and working this way because for me it's as if it was my last chance...

"Ce n'est pas une liaison, c'est ma raison de vivre"
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-23-2010, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Well this is time to tell you what happened.

So on monday the man came and we began. Fisrt, I look at him working with my pony. I was very surprised! i so little time, my pony was so different!
Then it was my time to try, and even if I was a little bit stress, this was cool, he was next to me to tell me my mistakes, the way to do.
I had to put my pony's head the way I want, then to move his back, then his shoulders, this was great! And then we began the "stop rein" called "emergency stop".
And the moment I was afraid of arrived: on saddle...

Well, he began, and it was my turn. My pony was so calm, so cool, and really, for me it was a new born: no stress. I began trot! I didn't ride my pony since october! wow, what a beautiful day.

The man stayed 4 hours with us and really, I noticed a changement, in my pony, but in me too, new feelings, new horse-riding way to do...

Really, now, maybe I understand better my pony, and I wish never had to go back to classical riding with him again...

it is a work on tension, pressure, but they give in, they give a comfort to the horse when it found good answer! this permanent tension "contact " is the classical horse riding of equestrian-center in France, maybe new way to go for a better complicity in between our horses and us.

Well, now, I have to continue, and to work and work again on it. But I ride again, I work my pony next to him and on him, and his eyes have a new light...

"Ce n'est pas une liaison, c'est ma raison de vivre"
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