July 9, 2017
Today I only rode Two out of four horses. The two horses I rode were Faith and Moon. I first rode Moon because I never ever really ride Moon first so I thought it would be a good change. Actually I rode Moon bareback today and she did amazing!! I rode her at all gates and she did great I was even able to jump her over a jump and get her collected too!!! It was a great. After riding Moon I rode Faith. while riding Faith I actually Worked on sliding stops. Actually Jerry worked with both of us on our sliding stops. She did really good by the end. At first she was very tight in the front end and jammy but by the end she was amazing!! It was a great day!! Oh by the way tomorrow my mom and I head to Creston for a horse clinic. It's going to be so much fun!!!
Today I rode all the horses at Fenners. The order I rode them in was;
While riding Faith I worked on getting her to bend to the inside at a trot and a canter and getting her to trot and canter nice and easy to get her anxiety down. She did great at both exercises!! After riding Faith I then rode Paris. While riding Paris I also worked on getting her to bend at a trot and a canter and I also worked on speed control. She did amazing at both. After riding Paris for a while I then rode Moon. While riding Moon I worked on getting her light and collected in a circle at all gates. She did amazing!!! After working with Moon I then rode Storm Bareback. While riding Storm bareback I worked on getting her to react more off my leg then my hands. This will help me when I ride her bareback and briddleless. She did really good. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
Today I rode at the arena of dreams. The arena of dreams is part of the south country horseman. Anyway today I rode all of the horses. The order I rode them in was;
While riding Storm I worked on her leads and lead changes and her spins. She did pretty good at her lead changes, and she did amazing at leads and spins. After I rode Storm I then Rode Faith. While I was riding Faith I worked on getting her hip to the inside at a trot and a canter. She did great at both. After working on that I then worked on her spins. which most definitely did not need work. Anyway after working with Faith for a bit I then worked with Paris. Now Paris was good except she had to much speed, so I mainly worked on speed control. She did pretty good. After riding her I worked with Moon. Now Moon has been doing Great!! She now has speed control and doesn't run out of control anymore. I can now ride her on a loose rein and she is very light so I can get her collected more. Anyway I rode her nice and easy today. She was extraordinary!!!!! I can't wait to ride them all tomorrow!
Today my mom and i trailered all of the horses to Cutt's fields. After we got parked and settled in we each chose two horses we would like to ride. My mom chose Faith and Paris and I chose stormy and Moon. The first horse i rode was Stormy. While riding Stormy I worked on getting her light on the bit and speed control. After I rode her in a saddle I then unsaddled her and rode her bareback and bridle less. It was amazing she did great!!! After I rode Storm I then rode Moon. While riding Moon I worked on getting her leads and getting her comfortable separating from my mom and her horse. She did awesome!! After working on that for a while, I then unsaddled her and rode her Bareback. she was great!! After my mom and i finished riding we loaded the girls up and headed home. It was an amazing day!!!
today my mom and I took all the horses to an arena in Fernie. My mom and I rode all the horses. I rode Moon and Storm and my mom rode Paris and Faith. I first rode Storm. while riding Storm i worked on Getting her hip to the inside at a trot and a canter and then worked on getting her lead changes. I got her right to her left perfect but i still have to work on getting her left to her right. After i rode Storm I then rode Moon. While riding Moon i worked again on getting speed control. She did really good. After that I set up a jump and practiced jumping her. She did Amazing!! later on i rode her bareback again. she was great! Then when I thought she was good i jumped her over the jump she did great!! i can't wait to ride her again tomorrow!!!
Today my mom and I took all four horses to John Soles to work them in the arena and over the obstacles. All of the horses did great especially Moon!!!! After we took them over the obstacles My mom and I rode them in the arena. I rode Storm and Moon and my mom rode Paris and Faith. When i was riding Storm i worked on getting her hip to the inside at a trot and a canter. After I worked on that I then worked on getting her leads really good and solid. After I rode Storm I then rode Moon. I worked on her speed control. later on I set up a jump and jumped her a trot. she did amazing!!! After I did that for a while I then went and unsaddled Moon and then rode her bareback. I got her to trot and canter bareback it was awesome! After I got more comfortable I then jumped Moon bareback over the jump. She did great! There was no hesitation or anything. that's what I did today.
June 11-12, 2017
Today my mom and I packed up and went camping with my moms friend Tannis. We only took Storm and Paris. It was a lot of fun we stayed in a tent and had a really good dinner. We had steak, potatoes and many salads. It was so much fun!! The next day we went on a ride down to the river and had lunch. Then we headed back home. When we got back we packed up and headed home. it was a great weekend!!
Today my mom and I took all the horses to Bobby and Jerry Fenners. I first rode Storm. I first lunged her on the ground in a circle trying to get her head and neck bending in. After that I rode her and worked on getting my lead changes smooth. later on I laid her down. she was so calm. after that I rode her bareback and bridles. She was such a good girl. After I rode Storm I worked with Moon. I first worked with her on the ground getting her also to bend to the inside. After that I did some C lunging and took her over some obstacles. She did so good! Later on I rode her. She did great when I rode her. At the end of our ride I tried to lay her down. I was able to get her to put her knee down to the ground. she was so good. After that I worked on her letting me sit on her bareback. she did so good with that! In the end she let me sit on her for 5 minutes. She was amazing!! A little bit later Jerry taught me some knew things to do with her that you will be able to see on my Facebook page soon! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
May 20 & 21, 2017
Today we got packed up to go camping with some of our friends from Creston. We took all four horses. we were the second people to arrive at our camp spot, so the first thing we did was park and unload the horses. The order they went in the trailer was Moon in the front stall with the divider closed, Storm in the next stall, Paris next to Storm and then Faith in the last stall. they all traveled great! After we got settled in and everyone else got there we all saddled up and went for a ride. I rode Storm and ponied Moon and mom rode Paris and ponied Faith. That's what we did on the 20th. The next day I woke up early and took Stormy out for a ride bareback. She did great! when I got back I had breakfast than we all went for a group ride. I rode Little Moon and mom rode Paris and ponied Storm and Faith. It was a long but really, really nice and fun! When we got back I grained all the horses and then took them for a swim down in the lake. It was so much fun! The next day my mom and I loaded up the horses and packed up everything and headed home.
May 17, 2017
Today I walked Moon on the ground to my house. She did great! We walked along the highway on a trail, then we went over a bridge( she walked over it great) after that we walked on the Jaffray village loop rd. to my house. during all of that there was not one moment that she showed any sign of nervousness. Later on we walked back to the pasture and I groomed her and grained her then put her away. It was a great day!!
I am hoping to share my horse training journey, as I start this new & exciting venture in my life.