Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Not one of our finest moments

Last nights lesson was not one I would like to reenact, ever.

He was being good on the flat, even responded well to our shoulder and haunches in. He felt a little strong in the canter but my trainer said it didn't look to fast.

Lyssette went first jumping. She rocked it.

Then it was my turn- back a forth on the X thing... he was fussy with his head and I was having a hard time collecting and setting him up for the change without him being dramatic.

Then my trainer made the X and oxer and she told me to support him but ride like nothing had changes- bam last min dirty stop ... UGH. Henry I thought we were over this! I was pissed and he was being an ass. It's not like I was being any more rough then normal when he stops and gets repomended- he was just mad that he was getting in trouble.. well buddy then don't stop! We had a good long run of no stops- why tonight at a freaking tan panel and tan pole?!

We worked more on the oxer to a panel, both going both directions.

I was not to pleased with my horse walking away from that lesson to say the least.

I needed to move my normal Thur morning lesson but my trainer is booked during the other times that I can come so Henry is getting a trainer ride today, off Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson for me Saturday. Heres to a better ride Saturday.



On a better note, I got to open my Christmas present from my father in law last night so that I could use it on Henry- it's a fleece sheet from smartpak for layering under his blankie for more warmth. He NEEDED it last night as it go down to 30 deg- BURRR!

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  1. Wow I missed the stop. I thought you guys had done really well last night.

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  2. Nothing to say but bummer. I hate these types rides - it feels like you've taken 10 steps backwards for no real reason. But at the risk of sounding cheesy - you have to have these days so you can appreciate the good ones that much more! I have faith you guys will be back on track in no time. :)

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    1. Yeah I know that this will make my next ride better and I know I need these rides to refine me BUT I don't like them lol :)

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  3. Ugh, sorry. Dirty stops can shake confidence like nothing else.

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    1. luckily I was just pissed and no worse for the ware other then mad at him :)

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  4. Bleh! That's so irritating! Rotten adorable beast. :) Here's to a better ride next time.

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    1. I know right!? ugh good thing he's cute!

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  5. Wow, your in-laws give nice gifts! Did you send out a SmartPak wishlist? :)

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    1. he asked what I wanted- so i told him lol

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  6. It could always be worse! I was afraid you were going to say that you went flying over his head or something. Well, I guess if he's been good for awhile he's allowed his one off day to get it out of his system for the next year! :p

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    1. haha not this time.. tho that has happened ;)

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  7. Boo. Good for you for pulling it back together though! One dirty stop and my confidence falls out through my boots and I turned into a wimpy mess. I asked for that same sheet for Christmas, hope Santa is kind to me!

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    1. Yeah i am kind of always prepared for him to do it so it's not to much of a shock- just NOT OK.

      Oh hope you get the sheet too!

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  8. Wow your in law got you a blanket?? That is ballin!

    Was he spooky or could it be something else causing the stop?

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    1. He asked for what I wanted- Henry gets hooked up ever birthday/Christmas of mine lol

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  9. Sorry to hear that your lesson didn't go as planned.At least you were able to work through it, without getting your confidence shaken! Theres always a silver lining :-)

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    1. for sho, thanks for bringing me back to a good side :)

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  10. I hope that if/ when I get married my in-laws rock enough to get my awesome horsey gifts!!!

    Glad you didn't come off. I totally feel your pain on the frustrating rides though.

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    1. haha i hope so for your benefit :)

      Huey and Henry must have been conspiring against us.

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  11. Sorry to hear Henry had an off day, but well done you on turning it into a positive ride even if you aren't happy with it.
    As others have said we do need the bad days so that we appreciate the good days all the more ;-)

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    1. Thanks girl! Yeah we will move on and hope to not revisit this lol

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