Monthly Archives: January 2011

Chewbacca and the Lead Change

I decided I really wasn’t enjoying the appearance of the blog, so I’ve changed the look.  I’m happier with it now. For our lesson the other day, we did a flat ride and worked on flying lead changes.  Happily, after … Continue reading

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Chewbacca and the Flat Hack

well, after having zero motivation the other day to do any real work with Chewie, for our ride last week, I was ready to ride and get things accomplished. Apparently, so was Chewbacca.  He just seemed bright and a little … Continue reading

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Chewbacca and the lack of motivation

Last night I had ZERO motivation to do anything.  I wanted to visit Chewbacca, but I totally had no desire to ride him and work on flexing, bending, canter departs, lead changes.  I feel like we are doing all those … Continue reading

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Improved Chewbacca

Ok, so I guess there was some huge football game yesterday here around Chicago but it wasn’t the super bowl.  I thought it was, because everyone was ranting about this game.  It was madness I tell ya!!!   Something about the … Continue reading

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Hands Free Chewbacca

The other day I rode Chewie for a nice, simple hack.  It went quite well.  I do have video, but since I just plopped the camera on the arena fence, it’s really kind of dull and boring, and we’re not … Continue reading

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Chewbacca and the refusal

I have a theory with my riding.  My theory changes from horse to horse, because if I’m driving, than my theory is going to be different than if I am riding dressage, hunter, or just taking a trail ride. In … Continue reading

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Riding & Writing

Wow was my whole body sore for about 2 days after my lesson with Chewbacca!!  Pushing him forward and getting 4 strides was just more work than we normally do, so I think I used muscles I don’t normally use!  … Continue reading

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