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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby spottygiraffe » Tue May 21, 2013 5:17 am

Thanks Katy & Trudi :thumbup:

So hard to keep on a roll with it when I'm battling the elements though -raining today. If only I had an indoor school!
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby Chevalblanc » Tue May 21, 2013 5:30 am

spottygiraffe wrote: If only I had an indoor school!


....she'd probably be scared of the noise of the rain on the roof, have seen more than one horse like that!! :wink:
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby littlewhitehorse » Tue May 21, 2013 6:57 am

More unhelpful rain here too! Glad it went well yesterday :-D
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby Bonbon » Tue May 21, 2013 9:16 am

Glad you're back to work with Izzie, sounds like she's settled back to work without any problem. Funny about the hacking though, mine have been overly jumpy and over-reactive recently, a little in the school, but very jumpy out on a hack. I've put it down to the grass, we have lots despite the fact they're restricted to the field with the least grass!
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby spottygiraffe » Tue May 21, 2013 6:12 pm

Yes, the grass could be a factor. We have never had so much! And we'll be getting more because....we had another day of pouring rain!
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby Trudi » Tue May 21, 2013 8:06 pm

:sad: sorry it's been so wet down there.
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby spottygiraffe » Tue May 28, 2013 9:28 am

Weather's pants so instead of being out there riding I am in here looking a video of me riding! This is from yesterday. We're still working on basics (stop/start/reinback) but to keep it interesting for her we were also working on travers. You might remember that I have always struggled with any laterals that involve having the bend in the direction of travel so I am pretty darn chuffed with how this went. Only on this rein though -on the other rein she resists and resists and it becomes either counter si or a LY along the fence. As usual any comments or feedback welcomed :thumbup:


http://youtu.be/yjt597BKjTs
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby Trudi » Tue May 28, 2013 5:30 pm

:hurray: well done that looks really fluid :thumbup: what a clever girl! Keep going on the left rein, just keep it straight and don't worry about the bend and just work a couple of steps and then away into a volte and ask again...in time you'll capture the bend.
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby spottygiraffe » Tue May 28, 2013 7:21 pm

Thanks Trudi -it felt fluid! It felt as if I had the holy grail of both calmness and energy. She is a clever girl. Thanks for the tips about the other rein -it feels impossible at the moment but I will keep trying. Groundwork until after the marathon though because my thighs are achy after riding yesterday :?
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Re: Fetlocks and Forelocks

Postby HighJinx » Tue May 28, 2013 8:49 pm

That is looking really good :thumbup: I think I am at a similar stage in that I can get the quarters in but cant maintain the correct bend yet, there is something I remember from EE about turning shoulders to the fence will have to go and look it up but I think it was because i was leaning or twisting, you looked lovely and straight :thumbup:
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