Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Oh Geroge...

While I was watching day 5 today one of the boys told GM that he agrees... GM told him that he basically doesn't have a position to agree or disagree and if he disagrees then to shut up lol. I thought it was crazy brave of that kid to add input!

Bahahaha so true :)


Onto my ride... Tuesday lesson :)

I was running late at my hubbys dad (who watches B on Tuesday nights) was sick so I had to find a sitter.. she couldn't get to my house till 5:15 cause she worked till 5. BUT I made it out, quick groom and threw on the tack... hopped on, walked a lap or two and got to work.

Henry was a bit bright eyes but after some good work, settled in.

Nothing fancy about the flat- worked on keeping him in the frame, forward trot to get him really working, riding into the "scary" end and telling him to knock it off when he thinking about looking :), bending through the corners, stopping and backing to make him lighter, straight down the long side... yeah you get the picture!

Onto jumping... This was the set up :)






We warmed up over 1 back and forth. Then we did 1 to 2 both directions. Then we did 2 to 1 with a roll back to 3. We finished with 3 roll back (around 2) to 1 and then to 2.

Henry was good... a few looks at 3 but no stopping and I rode him well (i felt like). It was like he was trained no so green when I jumped him lol!

I feel like I am struggling with my release... Over the small fences my trainer said that I am doing ok but when they get bigger I need to remember to put my hands forward more. Random thought I know but I wanted to document this haha!

Off today, lesson tomorrow, trainer ride Friday and hopefully a lesson Saturday.



26 comments:

  1. It was a pretty straight forward lesson, everyone did a good job!

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  2. My releases used to big a big issue, thanks to riding a bolter and developing some defensive riding positions. For a good month my trainer made me basically go into two point a stride out, and push my hands to her ears for an exaggerated release. I looked ridiculous, but it really helped for muscle memory, and now its not an issue.

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    1. yeah I need to remember forward when we jump bigger!

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  3. Sounds like every one did really well and you two had a great lesson!

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  4. I think Henry was such a dirty stopper for a bit that you are just wary of what he will do if given a bit more freedom. I like Shelley's idea of exaggerating the release until a more normal one feels easy.

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    1. he still has it in there lol! i just don't want to be one of those throw myself like crazy in 2 point riders so I am a little to far the other way I guess lol

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  5. I think if I ever had a lesson with George I'd be too petrified to breathe offensively.... let alone speak! Good boy Henry - y'all have such fun lessons.

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  6. I would be far too afraid to ever speak to or around George Morris. What a brave boy.

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  7. I feel your pain. Releases are my downfall. My bad habit is letting the reins slip.

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    1. even after all these years of lesson/riding I still can't figure it all out lol!

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  8. the ever elusive perfect release!

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  9. I agree with others. It would be a shut up, listen, nod, execute kinda thing.

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  10. I know how it feels to juggle kids and horses! Stressful, but worth it (usually!).

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  11. The release is so elusive... I feel your pain. I think I am probably similar to you in that I am too far in the direction of too little release - Hue just needs so much support to the fences... Glad you made it out for your lesson!

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    1. seriously! one day ill get it lol!

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  12. Sounds like a great ride. Releases are also something that i struggle with too. I always let the reins just flip through my fingers instead of pushing my hands forward. Then after the jump my reins are too long. Shelleys idea was good though.

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    1. Henry reaches A LOT so I have to find the happy medium between a release and then having my reins short enough to collect for our next fence/lead change- aye the better you get the more details we have to think of lol!!

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  13. LOL...the ribbon saying - so true :)

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