Tag Archives: hunter/jumper

Great Drives, Grand Prix, Rain, and more!

Well, it has certainly been a busy busy busy few days since my last post.   My driving time has been wonderful.  After a good long road drive for both the boys earlier in the week, the last couple of drives … Continue reading

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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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Full Circle….

Life is nothing but a bunch of circles, isn’t it?  At least that’s how my life seems.  It seems like I start at the base, get myself halfway around that circle, right to the top, and then, I slide right … 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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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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