Monthly Archives: October 2012

Go PJ Go!

So I told Barbara about my new exercise and then I showed her.  She thought it was an excellent exercise but that I wasn’t doing it right.  She said PJ wasn’t sitting enough.  He was slowing down instead of bending … Continue reading

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A New Exercise

So, I’m trying to keep my heels down and not compromise my position to get PJ to go and not have to beat him up to get him to go.  Today I came up with an exercise that seems to … Continue reading

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Heels Down

Barbara made a comment at my last lesson that took some time for me to process.  She said that by using my heels to get PJ to go I was tensing my leg, which was actually a cue to not … Continue reading

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To Supplement or Not to Supplement

That is the question…. Not really because I’ve decided to refresh PJ’s supplies, but it is a question I thought about before giving my credit card number to the online tack store. PJ is now on 2 supplements (plus those … Continue reading

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Asking Too Much Too Soon

All I worked on this weekend was getting PJ to react at the moment I asked.  It was not pretty – put leg on, don’t get a response, kick or whip.  On Sunday I added the clicker for when he … Continue reading

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Riding is a Journey and Not a Destination

Back when I first started showing PJ, I wasn’t sure if it was better to let him look at things outside the ring or demand that he pay attention during the test.  I ended up letting him look for a … Continue reading

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A Two-Way Plan

Bridget rode PJ yesterday and he started out bad.  He just wouldn’t pay attention, so he wouldn’t work over his back.  It took a lot of running in circles to get him to listen to her but finally he did … Continue reading

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