Monthly Archives: May 2011

It Was a Good Horsey Day

I learned a lot in my lesson about contact.  As I was starting my trot work, Barbara said I was moving my hands forward on the down in my post.  Of course, I didn’t feel it.  To me I thought … Continue reading

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Adventures in Scribing

I was so excited to scribe at the big horse show today.  All of the big names were scheduled to be there: George Williams, Cesar Parra, Christopher Hickey, Betsy Steiner, Kathy Adams, Ashley Holzer, and many more.  Some of them … Continue reading

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So Much in Just Two Hours

I was first going to write this post about how it’s important to pay attention to the little details because PJ was acting strange when I first picked up the reins – he was leaning on the right rein.  Very … Continue reading

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Lessons from Childhood

If you are like me, you learned through 4-H, Pony Club, or just a good instructor that you should groom your horse before you rode, in part to make sure he had no bumps, scrapes, or bruises.  Well, I ignored … Continue reading

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Change Is Good

It was too hot to play in the sandbox, so Barbara suggest Maryann and I have our lesson down in the hunt field.  She had just mowed it and there were trees we could ride under. I wasn’t worried about … Continue reading

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Mistakes are Good

A couple of lessons ago I made the mistake of pushing and pushing and pushing with my leg instead of pulsing with my leg aid.  I learned that PJ will definitely NOT listen to that. As soon as I started … Continue reading

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Showing Soon…Maybe?

Finally some nice weather.  I definitely took advantage of it.  I remembered to print out my dressage tests and take them with me to the barn.  After warming PJ up, I walked through the first test on a  loose rein … Continue reading

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