Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

I’m sure I’m not unique in hating pictures of myself.  Yesterday, Gwen took pictures of me as I rode and I found fault with all of them.  I am driven to become a better rider, so today I decided to … Continue reading

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Horses Bring Us Together

Not everyone rides horses.  It makes the fact that we do ride kinda special.  When you meet someone else who has a horse there is aways an instant connection, an innate understanding about the other person’s life. I was reminded … Continue reading

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Why is this so hard?

On the plus side, I got PJ much more forward today.  On the negative side, I still don’t look like a dressage rider. I had to decide between working on me and working on PJ and I chose PJ, which … Continue reading

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Finally…An Indoor

It was an exciting day because we finally got to ride in the new indoor.  The footing was wonderful – it’s a coated sand that doesn’t need to be watered but still won’t be dusty.  PJ felt very bouncy.  It … Continue reading

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Damned If I Did, Damned If I Didn’t

It rained on my entire drive to the barn.  Granted, it was light rain, but it was steady. Maryann was gung-ho and still wanted to ride.  Barbara was out teaching.  And me, I really wasn’t in the mood to ride … Continue reading

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Go go go

At my lesson today I realized I wasn’t making PJ go enough.  Not only was he not going forward, but he wasn’t moving his inside leg over.  It’s amazing how one thing leads to another.  Because he wasn’t reaching with … Continue reading

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How long is long enough

I’ve been told time and time again that you let the horse dictate how long to ride.  PJ is notorious for getting tired very quickly, especially in the heat.  Today he seemed to come out tired (leaned on the bit … Continue reading

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