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Minis and Carts and Paso Finos, Oh My!

Today, I took Neuf down to the Virginia Horse Festival.  We were to be a demo rider for Sonya Crampton, who has North Slope Stables in Bluemont, VA.  I have ridden with Sonya before and saw she had an opening for demo … Continue reading

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Facing the Fear Factor: Developing positive memories

I have not been following the book’s protocol completely, even though it says that is the way to the best results, largely because while I’m afraid in a few situations, I’m not a fearful rider about almost everything. But I’m … Continue reading

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Ruts can develop FAST!

If you’ve ever been stuck in the mud, you know that the ruts that start when the tires no longer have forward traction can get deep, and astoundingly fast. Sunday, on Neuf, he was pretty forward, but also starting to … Continue reading

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Neuf – Off Probation

Neuf has been on probation for about a year now. He is big, he figured out he was big, he was being a bit of a bully in his terrible teenage years (aka a 4 year old in horse years), … Continue reading

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Fat fingering the contact – ugh!

So I have holes in my training.  Fixing them is hard. I am working on being more consistent in my contact, asking for that bend, I think the common theme for my riding in 2013 is contact, me learning what … Continue reading

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First real lesson ON Neuf

I’ve taken several lessons with Neuf.  I even was lunged, albeit nervously, a few times on him.  Then I found Lauren, who rode him 10 times for me! Aaah…that was a huge relief, because I’m way too anxious on the … Continue reading

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Good Boy Neuf!!!

Now that I’ve had the opportunity to watch someone else put the first 10 or so rides on Neuf, I’m not knotted up with anxiety and I’ve been riding him as well. I finally cantered him on Tuesday, in the … Continue reading

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