Monthly Archives: April 2012

Love Fest

I love the new stirrups.  They even helped with my sitting trot.  Still need to do a lot of work on my part but at least now I see improvement. I also love my horse.  My ride started out horrible. … Continue reading

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The Jury Is Still Out

So first let me describe the Stubben Offset Stirrups: I have trouble keeping my lower leg against PJ’s side, especially in trot. When I look in the mirror while trotting it looks like my calf/ankle/foot comes away from the horse … Continue reading

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I’m Not Posting Today

I rode today but I’m not going to describe what happened, even though two things were changed.  The first was that PJ was lunged in the triangle reins on Tuesday and this was my first ride after that, and he … Continue reading

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Taking a Different Path to Rome

After Barbara watched me try to canter off we had a talk.  We both know why PJ has trouble picking up the canter: because he’s not pushing from behind, so he’s not reaching over his back and he’s on his … Continue reading

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Average Isn’t So Bad…

Is it?  My ride today was average.  No great problems, but no super trot either.  A little bit better in the canter depart. But no super trot.  I left the barn feeling unfulfilled.  When I got home I made myself … Continue reading

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That Perfect Trot

I had it.  Last week I had it going to the right for half-way around the ring.  You know…that forward trot that not’s rushing, the horse is in your hands softly, you feel like you could do a grand prix … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

I have a good friend with colon cancer.  It was detected on a routine colonoscopy.  She had surgery and did some chemo and they said she would be fine.  But she’s not fine. The cancer spread and she’s currently undergoing … Continue reading

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