Monday, September 23, 2013

Yeah yeah!

Friday Henry had a trainer ride, they said he was great- yahoo!



Saturday was the usual group lesson.

A little but of no stirrup work went on, I suck at it and it hurts. I do a little each ride but swear I am not getting stronger or better. Lyssette asked if I was going to do no stirrup November with her ... I think it would kill me!

Then we jumped....


Warmed up over the vertical facing south in the above picture. (the one with the word vertical under the line)

Then Lyssette and I waited our turn.

Started with the following course:

X vertical off the right lead to the rainbow 3 strides to the blue gate, left turn to the green gate, right turn to the vertical down the center line, left turn to the 4 stride line, left turn to the domino oxer.

Our first go was great- expect getting in a little deep to the oxer in the 4 stride- trainer actually said it was the best course I had ever ridden to date- YAHOO!

Then I had to wait and wait while others went and then we did the 4 stride line a few more times, it was rough but then we got it right.

Great lesson for sure!

Sunday Henry got some pampering, walking and a little grass eating (the tinny bit we found).

Something Monday, lesson Tuesday, idk Wed/Thur/Fri... hoping the vet can get out to do Henry's teeth and i'll work my riding around that... lesson Saturday.

18 comments:

  1. Great job, sounds like the perfect lesson!

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    1. It was a great lesson after Tuesday sucked! lol

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  2. It's so cool of you to have an animated gif of George and I jumping on this post! We are so totally flattered! ;-)

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    1. lol we aspire to be just like you and George!!! ;)

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  3. I'm always somewhat happy/eager for teeth floating because Red is HILARIOUS while sedated...sounds awful...He literally acts like a goof. Stumbles everywhere, refuses to leave me and likes to chew on my boots/shirt/pants. Lol!

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    1. I've only had to give Henry sedatives once and it was a little bit... Wonder how he will be after his teeth lol

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  4. I would be totally scared to do No Stirrup November... I agree that I might die, but, if several of is did it, maybe we could struggle through!

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    1. Yeah I can't do it... Pain pain pain!!! Lyssette is good at it!!

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  5. No stirrup november! I plan to participate but I will probably continue to ride in stirrups for lessons. I think picking my stirrups up after a month off could almost be harmful to me as I am already having a hard time going from dressage to jump! But no stirrup I shall!

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    1. Go girl!!! Ill do a little but no way all month :)

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  6. Woot! Good job at the lesson!

    In other notes-my trainer will often "steal" our stirrups for weeks at a time. So far I've avoided this and hope to continue too...because I'd be in pain!

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    1. Eeek id cry is my stirrups were gone!

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  7. It's so hard to make yourself do stuff that's terrible... like two point or no stirrup work or what not. And even if you do do it, you usually do it for half as long as you know you really should do it... ha. :'( I've been trying to implement no stirrup work in as well! Of course, every time I try, my horse remembers he's a baby and I almost go flying... fun :) no stirrup november sounds terrible.. but yay for the best course compliment!

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    1. Right! I give myself points in the arena- make it to that corner, make it to the jump, make it to the mirror... but it's still hard!!

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