Monthly Archives: December 2011

Part 2

Today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday.  PJ was a little more of a slug in the outside, which made working on contact and everything else harder.  I’m trying the best I can.  My real goal today was when … Continue reading

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My Poor Pony

I’ve come to the realization that PJ is stressed out about being ridden.  He’s been showing me lots of signs and I’ve had an excuse for each one.  There’s the bit issue; maybe it’s more of a contact issue.  The … Continue reading

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Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain

How can so much happen in one little lesson?  First, PJ was not quite right – very similar to that lesson when I quit in the middle, but this time he came out that way.  I thought it best this … Continue reading

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You Have Good Days and Bad Days

My ride on Sunday was super.  PJ was so responsive. We got our canter departs.  Some steps of leg yield were actually good.  It was a joy. My lesson today went not as well.  I switched Without-Stirrups Wednesday to Monday … Continue reading

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A Great Ride Makes Everything Better

With shopping for the holidays, a busy work schedule because everything needs to get done before the holidays, and lots of parties celebrating the holidays, things have been hectic.  Yesterday was a particularly difficult day because of work deadlines, but … Continue reading

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I Know My Horse

I know my horse and today he wasn’t quite right.  Not lame.  He started out okay but quickly faded.  After a walk break I tried to pick him back up and he just stopped.  And while, yes, he likes standing … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time (Literally)

Dressage is all about baby steps.  You have to love the journey or forget about it, because in dressage having the horse’s inside hind leg move an inch or two more is all you’re going for. The ride started out … Continue reading

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