Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dorothy's here everybody make sure your circles are perfect!!

don't i just have the loverlyest horse ever!!

ok so dorothy came today and everytime dorothy comes everybody pulls out all the dressage books that tell you how to make perfect circles cause if you don't your gonna get your behind whipped!! the reason for this dorothy is a hilda gurney student.....nuff said. if you don't respond immediatly she makes the most horrible noise kinda like NANANAAAA!!!!! and trust me after that your halts improve A LOT. now i know a lot of people who won't take a lesson from her because she does yell but what can i say i'm a fifteen year old gutten for punishment i can't get enough!! i just feel like with the nicer trainers my brain congeals into soft moldy cheese and then ADD kicks in and i start fantasizing about how one day i'm going to own a 17 hand oldenburg stallion named Cataclismoes (just to annoy show annoucers hehe..) and we shall dominant dressage beat the germans (no offence) and be champion cross-countryers (cross-countryettes???) AND race against the best racehorses and run the pants off their jockeys and........well you get it. (yea ADD is that bad)

so anyway india was a very tolerent girl and our trot work improved a lot but one thing i did not forsee was india trying to be a rolkur horse i even let the reins out all the way and she would just scrunch in tighter idk very strange. well dorothy fixed that everytime indie does that she gets some bigass spurs scraped up her gut (well maybe not THAT bigass more like, you have spurs on??? *leans in closer* ohhh now i see them!!) although we did have some issues with canter so TEN METER CIRCLES HERE WE COME!!!! and did i mention that you have to canter before the circles done?? otherwise a very good lesson!!!


Jen said...

India is a beautiful horse! Good luck with her.:)

Paigeley said...

thanks Jen!!


JJ said...

I know what you mean about the nice vs. mean trainers.

My very first trainer was one of those nice ones - yea, you know the type who say "there you go! That is wonderful! Perfect! You are a natural rider! My best student!" - AKA the type who just want to get paid and could actually not care less about your riding.

Trainer number two: She was very nice, but the type of nice trainer who actually did care about the way you rode. Unfortunately that wasn't enough for her to actually be effective! She was so nice, people usually didn't listen to her.

Trainer number three: Oh my. "Get your heels down! How many %&#*@&% times do I have to tell you?!? You are terrible!" She was scary, but I learned a lot. The downside was that she also freaked my horse out :)

Trainer number four: Kind of a mix between T#2 and T#3 - he is nice enough until you do something wrong. Then "HEY! What did I tell you about releasing? Do it again. NOW!"

By the way, I just found your blog from the comment you left on agirlandherhorse.

Paigeley said...

haha!!! yea dorothys more of a trainer #4 gotta love her though!!