Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mine… All mine.

Mounting up on PJ today was like slipping on my favorite pair of jeans.  It was comfortable and put a smile of my face.  I know that riding other horses is good for me but I really like my own … Continue reading

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Vermont State of Mind

I am currently in Vermont at my friend, Gwen’s house.  She took me to her barn and I got to have a lesson with her trainer.  Now, I’m a chicken, so getting me on any horse other than my own … Continue reading

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Fit to Be Tied

The first half of my lesson was dedicated to PJ.  He didn’t feel quite as good as yesterday but I really didn’t expect him to.  To get him going we cantered.  Barbara had me do the same thing at the … Continue reading

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Progress At Last

At my last lesson Barbara had me work on getting PJ more responsive to my aids.  That meant a small nudge from my seat or calf and PJ better go or else he got whacked.  I worked on it all … Continue reading

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Keeping Cool

With another scorcher of a day, I debated skipping another day of riding, but with my first show in 3 weeks, I wanted to practice what I learned at my lesson.  But I took a bunch of precautions. 1) I … Continue reading

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Hot Hot Hot

Our lesson was moved from 12:30 to 9:45, which was good because even so early it was steamy out.  PJ was warm to the touch when I pulled him out of his stall.  After giving him a quick brush over, … Continue reading

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Contact = Forward

Today’s lesson was all about contact.  After getting PJ moving, we switched to walk work because it was insanely hot, and I needed the break as much as PJ. Barbara had me walk, with my hands following.  Then she had … Continue reading

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