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Linda Valerio Stenzel, Horse Happy
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Beautiful boy.
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Cherokee Raiders Spring 14


Yay on my dash :)

Successful ride today!

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Katie had pretty much the whole winter off because I don’t have an indoor arena, so I was expecting a disaster, but she was great!

I lunged her for a few minutes to start just in case she had some pent up energy, but she wasn’t too bad. She put up a little bit of a fight right when I got on her,…

Definitely just going to take time but you can start thinking about asking her to move forward into a trot with your body and then calf, then heel, and a bump if needed (so lighten your seat first), and slow down with your body for her as well before touching the reins. Most likely just going to take a super soft touch (: and at first too I wouldn’t worry about the speed so much as the consistency of her trot, because the goal would be just to get her trotting and not cantering off C:

Thanks!

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Successful ride today!

Katie had pretty much the whole winter off because I don’t have an indoor arena, so I was expecting a disaster, but she was great!

I lunged her for a few minutes to start just in case she had some pent up energy, but she wasn’t too bad. She put up a little bit of a fight right when I got on her, so my mom held her while I got my feet in the stirrups, but after a couple more bucks it was pretty much out of her system and she only acted up a couple more times throughout the ride.

I used to have a problem with getting her to go forward, I’d ask her to go and she’d either back up or start bucking/rearing. No problem anymore! We spent a long time just walking around to warm up, and then I tried to get her to trot… And there’s our new problem haha.

When I ask her to do more than a walk, even if I keep pressure on the reins, she goes right into a canter. If I ask her to slow down, no matter how gently, she slams on the brakes and stops completely. Ideas on how to keep her at a trot? She trots fine on the lunge line so it’s not a soreness issue, I think she just doesn’t know what I’m asking her to do. Her old owner sort of inadvertently taught her that leg means GO! and tension in the reins means STOP, and now she’s stuck on that. :/

All in all, I’m very happy with how she’s coming and I can’t wait to see how far we get this summer :)

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