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Dear Journal...
I thought i would start a journal on here to keep track of life in general. So to start out, Heres our story. I was just a typical lesson girl, riding horses once a week. A group of 3 awfully abused horses were rescued to my barn. I made connection with the pure Thoroughbred, Hollywood (his name at the time). So i became the lesson girl riding the abused thoroughbred with no training. He slowly became my best friend! and about two-three months later I was invited to the show team. I have thee least ammt of riding years of everyone on the team, with my mere 3 1/2 years riding experience. So i joined. lol Now I'm the newbie show girl, with the "not a chance" horse and nobody really accepted me until my friend JJ started talking to me. Show season began and ended within a 3-4 months and this girl wasnt too bad at it! Ive beaten some of the girls that have been riding longer than me, which suprised me a lot. But they have become the best and closest friends I have, and their all great riders. So now its been a couple months off the season, and my dear Hollywood is back to health. The most amazing thing has happened and I'm going to buy him in less than a month. This horse means the world to me! so Im in a daze. I'm changing his name back to the original, Honor, because I believe he deserves his title back! and now we are going to start preping for SHOW SEASON TWO: Tackling Dressage and possibly some ameture Jumping. Let the fun begin :)

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Quick response, but I didnt explain enough in the opening paragraph.

Oh my dear Honor is comming along well. He is the clumsiest horse! I love how he refuses to look down when going over ground poles...no he has not gotten over that, for my horsie friends :). Ive gotten permission to take him over a 1 ft jump. Im kinda nervous about it! I really dont know why! I might try lunging him over it first, to see how he takes it. and on the other hand, he is taking to Dressage quite well. He makes me so proud!

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So I'm starting to canter him over jumps. I'm nervous about it, not going to lie. So tonight while riding I finally had the guts to do it after taking him over a ground pole several times. Hes very clumsy, and tripped several times of course. So as I was approaching the jump, within one stride of it, he drops the canter to a trot. I was so frustrated, but I just figure hes not ready yet. Ill keep working at it, making sure he goes over it safley :)

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Just got back from riding Honor, and had a pretty good ride. Focused on mostly stamina. I'm trying to get 3 straight rounds at a pretty good paced canter right now. Doesn't seem like much, but it'll be a start. Hes so out of shape because I rode him everyday during the summer and now its only 3 times a week... until I own him in December. So hes holding steadily at two rounds. Sometimes like a quarter more, but its a good foundation. He started hopping around about somthing half way through, I don't know what could of spooked him though. No birds or cats or anything. I caught him staring at the mares a lot. Hes a ladies man, not gonna lie. I didn't jump today, because I wanted to work on some other stuff. Well thats it for today :)

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awww megan! we never didnt like you!!! we acually liked you best out of all the juniors to begin with! hahah but this is a cool journal :)
 

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hahah he's a ladies may most deffff!!!! and are you doing canter clases this year?!?!
 

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So on Wednesday I did it...I jumped the 6in at a canter. Im so proud of myself haha. He didnt even hit it! It may be just me but a jump feel s like a 5-beated canter. lol Maybe in a week or so we can bump it up to a foot :)

Tomorrow is the big day. When the horse I have come to love and adore shall be mine. I bought his new halter today. Its red. hehe I guess thats all for now :)

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woop woop good job jumping! and thats excieting about the canter classes! and you getting honor ofcourse!!
 

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So Honor is now my horse. I start smiling just thinking about it! I have such great friends that wrote a note on the board at my barn and posts on facebook and stuff. I almost started crying!! So its a new begining :)

On to todays lesson...
Today we did yoga on horseback, it was very interesting but relaxing. Im quite sore actually. It was bareback, so i got to use the squishy pad for my very sharp spined horse. Just walk trot stuff. Not too bad. But fun! LOL, I jumped him last night, and he kept hitting the bar with his hind legs. Hmm gotta work on that in the near future too I guess...

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we deff gotta ride!!! sorry if im annoying you cus i keep writing on this....
 

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haha oh ur fine :) its nice having someone comment on these posts!! and best it be someone i know!
 

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Soo, today I rode him bareback. Oh yeah, not exactly comfortable. But i survived. I speant most of my time grooming him, he had not one imperfection on him when I left that barn..not one. lol Not really an eventful day, but a relaxing one. I won't be riding again until thursday...sigh.

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yeah, I know! and BTW I saw him pushing indian around a lil in the field and I was like WHATTTT????!!! whats going on here. .. hah random fact of the day
 

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I sure hope so :) it would be nice to not have to deal with injuries before every show.
 
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