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Wordless Wednesday – Photos for Hunter/Jumper Lovers

Wordless Wednesday – Photos for Hunter/Jumper Lovers

I almost bit it last night, for real.  Was riding Winston, who is a horse that is really quite lovely and a solid citizen until something rocks his world at the canter.  He has hunter/jumper PTSO from years of a rider that has somewhat harsh hands, and will throw his head violently in the air with contact.  Last night we actually did some nice trot circles with him yielding to the inside rein and starting to relax in the poll –…

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Saturday Fun Workshop

Saturday Fun Workshop

One of the best things about my trainer is her enthusiasm for teaching and making us better equestrians.  Lately, a way she has been giving us an opportunity to go the extra mile is hosting a two hour group lesson/fun workshop on some Saturdays.  It’s free, and I showed up early to the barn on Saturday morning to walk Simon in hopes that I would be able to catch a ride on one of the school horses and participate in…

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Day 22 – The Importance of Riding in Your Life

Day 22 – The Importance of Riding in Your Life

Rode a new school horse at the barn last night. He was owned by one of our riders for several years, but that rider decided to lease a nicer jumper and couldn’t have both… so Winston, a ~6 y/o OTTB is owned by my trainer now. He was actually very good for me to ride, because he is completely opposite Simon. Very behind my leg, short strided, and upsidown. Acts like he’s never been ridden leg to hand, and severe…

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