Saturday, June 27, 2009
i know way too many theories (she's probably just being bitchy, but i like this theory
Get ready for it.......
India is tired of doing dressage all the time
(frankly so am i, i love dressage but sometimes i get really tense and it doesn't end well)
i know you are all wondering how i came up with this brilliant theory
OK well we went on a really long and mud filled trail ride
See?? lots of mud
and i asked India to canter (in the only non-mud filled area)
and off we go cantering away (on the right lead!!!)
F you, horse
and then i jumped a little log!!
i would show you guys a picture but my friends were laughing too hard to take one
it was about 18 inches and wasn't even a real cross country jump, it was a limb that fell next to a cross-country jump. But I'm telling you i thought i was gonna die!! (from laughing so hard)
and once again off we go cantering on the right lead
(you never said i had to canter in the arena, i thought you meant a little later)
so on that note India's gonna get a visit from the vet to see if she can officially start to jump again
yea!! vet visits!! :(
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
i started with walk halts then moved on to leg-yield halt leg-yield then did some stretchy trot swoops (many circles/serpentine....like things) and by this time she was already waiting for me and soft AND moving off my left leg about as well as she ever has....it's still not perfect...but I'll save that for a later date.
So i started sitting trot and it was effortless!!, sitting trot has always been really easy for me but today effortless, i could have sat her trot for hours (if it hadn't been 97 degrees) And for about two weeks i have been trying to get her to listen to me better. No not to go forward, but to BRAKE!!
And today i felt like i really OWNED IT!! that's right half-halts i OWN YOU!!! and whoa i OWN YOU TOO!!! MUHAHAHA!!!!!
Just give me about two years to conquer the gate into the indoor arena and we will be kicking their FEI ASSES!!!!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I am working a horse camp this summer, so i was at the barn from 8:00 to 5:30 (half of that was watching chillens and eating Popsicles :). there was one little boy who couldn't get his pony to move and just about cried! He is my little man :). We kept telling him to kick her and get mad but he couldn't reach her sides so he just sat there flapping around. I love that little kid, and another pony that combined are my little men!! I love them.
So on with India, i rode in the dressage arena (it was really hot...) and we did some really slow canter :) that is exciting because i recently got India to GO!! darn it!! she's tracking up!!..............now she just won't slow down, it's the recurrence of that stupid pendulum...but we did a ten meter circle stop before the rail and it worked!! YEA!!!!
i'm tired night-night :)