Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dusting off the jumping cob webs!

Trainer is back! Woo hoo!

Oh and go check out Nicku's contest!!

Day 10: Treats

Got Henry, groomed, lunged (he was nuts, guess the 90+ degrees didn't affect him) and headed up to the lesson.

Henry felt great, he was listening and willing.

There was a horse eating white plastic chair that he kept giving a hairy eye to and tried to scoot by it but I don't play that game so I made sure my inside leg/spur was more uncomfortable then scooting :)

We went around as trainer instructed. She had up do posting and sitting at the trot, working on forward/backwards. She always had us lengthen and collect at the canter- Henry loved it and was game to go forward - any one clucking or trainer saying anything and he was like "oh they are talking to me" lol.

Then we warmed up over and X back and forth... then I was told to wait.

I sat in the shade and drank water- my mouth was dry and I defiantly didn't drink enough water throughout the day.

Then it was my turn... course went like this...





1. Vertical
2. Gate Vertical
3. Baby jumps Bounce
4. Oxer with a box partially in front/under the front poll
5. Vertical with a pannel

My course went like this...Canter 1 down (twds bottom right corner), left big loopy turn canter to 2, right turn and trot into 3, canter around to 4. Did this twice I think- then she added in 5 on a constant left circle. Lastly she had me do 5 on a left circle once and then the next time around go straight and right. We did this twice and then ended.

Cooled out on a walk with Kat and Lyssette.

It was a good lesson, our jumping was on *knock on wood* it continues through the show on the 25th :)





Hosed him off as he was covered in sweat, iced his legs (i've been doing this just as a precaution after lessons),  cleaned tack, got his grain/hay and took him home. Kisses and pats for my good boy!

I might hack tonight or Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.

23 comments:

  1. Woo! You guys will do amazing at the show :)

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    1. Thanks! I am hoping so too :) I have to remember to relax!

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  2. Where's the show at, local? Can we come watch?

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    1. I believe this is what they are hitting up :)
      http://dalonzoranch.com/English_horse_show.htm

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    2. Yep Dalanzo.. come watch! It's in Stockton :)

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  3. I love how you recap your course.

    Good luck at your show! I'm sure you guys will have fun :)

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  4. You did really well, it was hot, and she up'd the jumps and you just got it done... I loved the last "one more time" repeated jump lol.

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    1. yeah one more time, 20 times! lol "That was luck do it again" ;) Oh how our lessons are the best!

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  5. Henry looks so fit! Great job conditioning him along with all the rest of your training.

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  6. Yay! Im sure you guys will do amazingly at the show :) A lot of bloggers are competing that weekend!! Hopefully it is a good weekend for all.

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    1. Yes lets hope we all do awesome that weekend!

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    1. 1.5 years ago, I never thought we'd be here!!

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  8. Good luck! I'm sure you guys will do great!

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  9. Ahh, good, productive lessons are the best. Great that he was so willing amidst the heat. I'm sure the show will go swimmingly!

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    1. Yes the heat apparently didn't affect him lol! I too hope the show goes well!

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  10. Woo show! I love shows! I wanna go! Fly me out! hah

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  11. Good luck at the show! I love the new picture of your family for your heading.
    Hope things have been going great for you and look forward to hearing all about the show.

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    1. Thanks :) Hopefully we will do well!

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