Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sometimes it is back to walk trot

Tonight in my lesson, James noticed that Bali wasn’t warming up as nicely as usual, she was a bit tight over her topline. After our w/t/c warm up, we worked mostly in trot. Lots of slow, bouncy trot, working with … Continue reading

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Neuf has the worst.day.ever.

It is HARD being 2. Ok, two weeks shy of your second birthday is rough! Today, I went and decided to work with Neuf for 10-15 minutes or so. It ended up being 35 minutes or so, because life is … Continue reading

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Wherein I fall off & Tanq gets a ribbon

And that is not a cause and effect for that ribbon. A young lady who boards nearby was willing to still go to the Hunter show at Foxchase Farm despite the rain, so she hacked over, and off we went. … Continue reading

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First show entered, cramming begins!

Ok, so it isn’t really cramming, but I’ve entered the April 7/8 VADA/NOVA dressage show at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. I’ll be riding Third Level Test 1 and 2. Tonight was lesson night and with showing in mind, James … Continue reading

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Spring silliness abounds!

The ponies are all feeling fresh…very fresh. I think they all would have voted for a good gallop on Sunday, but instead, they had to behave. Bali even gave a few attempts to bolt and gave one of her tiny, … Continue reading

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Goofie Neufie update – 23 months old!

Neufus is doing well. He is 23 months old now, which I recently realized is almost 2! His current work schedule involves 5-10 minute sessions 2 or 3 times a week. He gets daily handling when he is fed, and … Continue reading

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First Lesson on Bali using the double bridle

This double bridle is taking a lot of thought and preparation. After I re-watched the videos by Catherine Haddad (see last post), I realized that the curb I’d bought had the curb hooks installed pointing backwards, and while putting it … Continue reading

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