Monthly Archives: September 2011

It Worked!

Today was my first lesson after camp.  Right away Barbara noticed a difference in my position.  PJ noticed too.  He went more forward from the start.  I was also straighter. Yay! On the flip side, when PJ started to get … Continue reading

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Cost Savings Tip

I had to share my latest find.  I was in a beauty supply store (Sally Hansen’s I think) and came across Professional Braiding Rubber Bands – Super Stretch (made in the USA).  They look identical to what we buy at … Continue reading

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Off to Camp!

PJ and I went to camp yesterday.  Specifically, the Orange Country Dressage Association (OCDA) Adult Dressage Camp at Victoria Farms in Middletown, NY.  My friend, Jane, and her mare, Lilly, picked us up at 7am and we drove the 2.5 … Continue reading

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The dreaded, elusive, wonderful, forward, nonexistent…. canter depart

I just wanted to share what I figured out today with respect to the canter depart for anyone else who may be having issues with it. I found that if I get off the horse’s back he picks up the … Continue reading

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Time to Break Away

A little history…Since I was 12 yo I had been riding at the same barn with the same trainer.  Then 5 years ago she picked up and moved across the country, but she didn’t leave all of us who were … Continue reading

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Horse Show – Success is in the Eye of the Beholder

Today we went to a bigger show that we’ve been to in the past.  Remember, this is only his fourth show ever.  The show was held at our local Horse Park, which has four rings (sometimes five) plus a cross-country … Continue reading

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Was it a full moon?

I pulled PJ out of his stall yesterday, and besides being covered in mud, he was all beat up.  He had bite marks on his shoulder, hair missing on a little patch on his knee, patches missing on his side, … Continue reading

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