Monday, January 28, 2013

Hey Pandora... thanks for the music!

If the wind would go away- the weather would be almost perfect! I have the Pandora App on my phone and love it!

Got to the barn and took my sweet time with Henry... let him graze a bit when I got him out of his stall, slowly groomed him all over, put polos on all 4 legs, tacked up, did a quick lunge and hopped on.






He was a bit uppity since we were the only ones in the arena but we worked through that... I don't get why he isn't as good to ride when we are alone.

I just hacked around- walked a bunch asking him to go into the frame, sitting trot asking for more frame, posting continuing to ask for the frame, lots of halting and backing to get him to lighten up, cantering and really keeping him straight on the long sides, downward transitions to a walk and then back to the canter- departures... he was awesome!

Then I rewarded him with cantering pretty much on the buckle... he relaxes and stretches down and it's so cute!




Cleaned him up, cleaned my tack, made his grain and put him away with lots of kisses!

Lesson Tuesday, off Wednesday, lesson Thursday, trainer ride Friday and a lesson Saturday.

21 comments:

  1. Limerick is also generally better when we ride with other horses! Not sure why, I think he's still a little insecure and feels more comfortable when his friends are around...

    LOVE the banner photo!!! And Henry is adorable :)

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    1. I guess it's good for horse shows cause they don't mind the crazy warm up arena :)

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  2. Glad you had a good ride. Libby is generally the same with other horses, but I think its because shes so looky when shes alone at the trees, but with other horses around shes staring at them lol

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    1. Yeah I wonder if it's to much open/free space for Henry to look at lol!

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    1. One of these Monday's we will ride together!

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  4. I love pandora too! Hoping to get out to the barn Wednesday and have a jam riding session :)

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    1. Seriously LOVE music while riding! :) The best!

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  5. I have the opposite problem. Walker is usually at his best alone, and he gets a little show offy when other horses are around.

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    1. lol look mom I am cool! :)

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    2. Yep. Pretty much. He's one of those kinds of kids!

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  6. Gatsby normally is better on his own but is slowly getting to be exactly the same when he is around other horses too!

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    1. I would love for Henry to be equally good :)

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  7. I love love love doing work on the buckle after a nice ride. I think they do too! Also, your footing is gorgeous... jealous :)

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    1. I got lucky and was able to have a freshly drug ring! :)

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  8. Mine are better alone - I think it tends to be whatever the norm is. Haven't tried Pandora yet.... maybe I should.

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  9. Sounds like a lovely and productive barn day. So jealous of you having horses and sunlight at the same time!

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    1. It was!! I can't wait till summer when it's light till 8 pm!

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  10. Weird! Apollo is so much better when we ride alone; he gets distracted at first when other people are bombing around the arena.

    Do you find that Pandora drains your battery faster than other apps?

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    1. I guess Henry loves the company lol!

      Yes I felt like it sucked my battery dry for the hour i had it playing which is no good... do you use another music app thats better? I am open to change :)

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