Monthly Archives: February 2012

How Long a Ride?

I thought about this question today and I actually think about it a lot.  Barbara rode PJ first.  He was in a leaning mood, so she ended up riding him about 25 minutes.  He was puffing, meaning he worked hard. … Continue reading

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Day Off

I’m giving PJ a day off because 1) he needs it, and 2) it’s cold and very windy.  But that doesn’t mean I won’t be doing something related to riding.  First, I’ve already been to the gym.  Next after writing … Continue reading

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When It All Comes Together

I was able to put together all of the pieces that I figured out on Tuesday and yesterday.  I kept the outside rein (right) going to the left.  I kept my joints loose, well, looser than normal.  And I didn’t … Continue reading

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His, Mine, and Ours

Position issues that is. Yesterday was WoSW and I really wanted to keep that appointment because ever since I figured out the hip joint thing for sitting trot, it’s helped everything.  The key is loose joints – not just hips, … Continue reading

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Okay, so either PJ was having a bad day yesterday, I wasn’t feeling what I thought I was, or I actually fixed PJ, because Barbara said he was great today.  Go figure. I had an abbreviated lesson because the farrier … Continue reading

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On My Own

I hesitated riding today because that would mean two days of riding on my own.  I rode yesterday and he was okay but I don’t really know.  Maybe I wasn’t feeling everything I should have been. Today I really felt … Continue reading

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Bridle Update

So I posted a while ago that I thought PJ’s anxious head shaking was from the bridle and I was able to narrow it down to when it goes over his ears.  Since then, I’ve been letting the bit down … Continue reading

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