Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why Do We Love These Beasties???

So I’m sitting there in the movie theater waiting for Harry Potter to start and the previews come on.  And what is the first one? War Horse.  Maybe it’s because I saw the play and know the story but I … Continue reading

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Accurate Figures

There are so many benefits to having an indoor, but the one I took advantage of today was that it is full-sized.  For years, I’ve been practicing my tests in rings that were too wide or too long or too … Continue reading

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Tough Lesson

More for PJ than for me.  Barbara had us go go go.  She said that PJ has been very lazy but that’s he’s a big boy now and can do it – he’s strong enough and mentally ready.  I don’t … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster of a Rider’s Emotions- I’m on an Upswing Again

Maryann and I were supposed to have a lesson at noon today but she backed out because her dog was sick (he’ll be okay) and it was predicted to be above 90 deg, so riding any later was out of … Continue reading

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Renewal

I’ve been very discouraged lately.  I watch me ride in the mirrors or look at pictures of me and PJ and just think we both look awful.  Me.  I look weak and uncoordinated and not all like I see at … Continue reading

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Experimenting

Over the next few days I want to try different things to see if they make a difference in how PJ goes or how I ride.  Today was long-and-low day. Barbara has had me put PJ on a long rein … Continue reading

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Lateral Day

Because of the oppressive heat and humidity, a lot of our lesson was walk.  We started out doing turn on the forehand.  The goal was to get PJ to cross his hind legs while the front just went up and … Continue reading

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