Monthly Archives: February 2011

Teaching PJ to Canter

So, PJ has difficulty picking up the canter.  Even in the field, if all of his buddies run off, he trots off really fast.  It makes sense because his lineage is in trotting prowess not the canter, but cantering is … Continue reading

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My Horse Is Really a Giraffe

I got to ride yesterday!  With all of my horses, before I mount up I have a routine of walking around the ring.  I do this for a variety of reasons.  The first is so I can gradually tighten the … Continue reading

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Surprise in the Mail

Last spring I took a bunch of pictures when PJ and Ransom first met.  There was a lot of posturing and mock fighting until they sorted themselves out.  It would have made for some dramatic pictures if I had been … Continue reading

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Poor Tired Pony

We finally got to ride today.  About a 20-meter circle was cleared enough of snow in the downstairs ring to trot.  It was sloppy but not slippery.  Maryann and I had a lesson.  Basically all we did was trot circles … Continue reading

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Riding is More Fun with Friends

Yesterday I got to the barn and walked around the ring to see if it was rideable.  Only about a 15-meter circle was useable and the rest was ice.  I had resigned myself that riding was out even though it … Continue reading

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I’m a Bad Horsey Mommy

I must apologize to PJ for being cheap and lazy.  One day towards the end of September, PJ shook his head after I put on his bridle.  I just chalked it up to him having a fly on his neck. … Continue reading

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Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy – Trying to Sit the Trot

I know this good weather is only short lived but the warm sun and no breeze really picked up my mood.  I even got to ride today at the trot!!  PJ was so good despite all of the construction going … Continue reading

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