Tag Archives: hunter

Small steps in the right direction

OK, the Chronicles post has blown far beyond anything I could ever imagine.  I think it’s over 300 posts now (I’ve never had anything I’ve ever written receive so much attention!), and everyone has pretty much pointed out the same … Continue reading

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Left, Right, Center and Circles

Well, this whole thing with Chewbacca’s back being sore, and knowing deep down inside that I’ve caused another issue with another horse has been EATING ME ALIVE.  Literally, I’m sick to my stomach, nauseus.  You know how you feel when … Continue reading

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All I ask is for a horse to ride…

……and a jump to ride it over. Why is this too much to ask? If you’ve read past posts about Spyder, Tate, and the other horses in my trail of bad riding over the last few years, you’ll know that … Continue reading

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Spring Legging Up and Legging Down

Yes, only just over a week ago I was talking about major blizzards, incapacitating amounts of snow and sub freezing temps.  And now I’m talking about SPRING. As only the crazy Chicago weather can do, there has been a major … Continue reading

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Who Says It’s March That Comes in Like a Lion?

Today is February 1.  It’s not even Ground Hog’s day yet and we’re getting buried under snow and belted with heavy winds and sub-zero temperatures.  This is absurd!!!  Many businesses are closing for tomorrow in preparation for the 2feet of … Continue reading

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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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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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Stepping it up…

Yesterday I took a lesson with Chewbacca and my trainer noted that it clearly appears we’ve been “doing our homework”.  Chewbacca has just come around in the most amazing ways.  He has been super soft through the mouth, flexed through … Continue reading

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