Oh hello there. This is the home of my horse journey and whatever else I feel like blessing you poor souls with. Have fun, be safe, talk to strangers (especially if they give you candy), and always carry a knife.
So after our communication failure during the first 5 minute of lunging the butts, we actually got some productive stuff done! Did a lot of voice command walk-trot-walk and walk-halt-walk work with him using his back and tummy. He did really well and only tried to come off the bit a few times.
Also, I want to hear no flack about the draw reins. I’ve only been using them to lunge, since Dusty has found out that he can stretch and yank through the elastic side reins.
Winterstormathena’s 1,000 follower giveaway!
So i recently reached 1,000 (read: five minutes ago) and I want to give something away in appreciation of my followers, and the only thing i really have to offer is browbands, as such I will be giving away one hand made fully customized and decked out browband!
What you’ll win:
One handmade fully customizable cob sized ribbon browband. with up to 4 strands of color, beads, bells, flowers, feathers or charms. A screenshot promo, and i’ll probably throw in some cute little horse related stuff, or something from my school’s bookstore as well.
- Must be following this blog!
- Must reblog only once, you won’t be disqualified for reblogging more but everyone gets one chance. Likes do not count.
- Please no giveaway blogs
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- Your ask box must be open and I will need a reply within 3 days in order for you to win, if not I will move on to the second place winner.
I’ll be using http://www.random.org/lists/ to choose the winner.
Deadline: December 24th
So, lesson recap.
I got to ride my trainer/boss’s horse today and that along was a blessing. Like you don’t understand, not many people get the privilege to be able to ride a horse that is her prospect. And he is definitely an interesting ride. He’s an old soul in a 7 year olds body. And he’s huge. And very opinionated. And lashes out like a child.
I took so long to get him to respond to my leg (I gave him the benefit of the doubt to ride without spurs, next time I’ll know better). He’s got his own opinions on things and transitions are at the bottom of his list. I got better at following his no-response to my leg with a very prompt stick; and the cow kicking that followed said stick. (I don’t want to hear shouts of abuse about this, my trainer has had him checked up and down as for possible causes. He is just lazy and has no respect for the leg in upward transitions. He’s a literal child with a very loud and obnoxious “no”.)
We got to a better understanding as the lesson progressed. I was allowed to adjust his gaits to my judgement to make them better. For me to become more self sufficient. I was told that I rode him very well, and that any horse that Margie puts me on I can get good results out of. Which is on hell of a complement. So it was a very good lesson.