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Ah ha! The stinker CAN do it, he'd just rather not

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  • Ah ha! The stinker CAN do it, he'd just rather not

    I finally have PROOF that my horse can execute a flying change of lead in at least one direction! He's a sneaky one. Sometimes he lands off a jump cross cantering, then fixes it up front (see 0:18,) and if you're not looking, you think it's a full change. Other times he shuffles through half a trot stride to change leads (0:20). Occasionally he swaps off in front and catches up behind three or four strides later (0:32). And ladies and gentlemen, for the first time captured on film, Lincoln does a full flying lead change: 0:52. I can't believe he demonstrated all of his lead change strategies in one video

    Can we take our flying changes and go back to the hunter ring now?

    Bwaahahahahahha just kidding, xc is the best thing ever.
    The big guy: Lincoln

    Southern Maryland Equestrian

  • #2
    He is such a lovely horse! Y'all make a great pair.


    • #3
      Lola has made the BIG mistake of showing me so early in her training that she can. OOOPs. I had a little grid set up going left in the arena about a month or 2 ago. She landed right, and I was going to head straight, halt, and then canter off left... but she swapped right over to the left with the first half halt. Uhoh... Mommy knows her secret now

      Granted that left lead is currently her better lead... but the point is she CAN.


      • #4
        My mare does auto lead changes on hunter and stadium courses and will do one tempis when she is ANGRY. However she will not, under any circumstances, do a flying change when I ask. COW


        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by Dakotawyatt View Post
          He is such a lovely horse! Y'all make a great pair.
          Thanks! This was my first Training, and his. Love my giant pony.

          Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
          My mare does auto lead changes on hunter and stadium courses and will do one tempis when she is ANGRY. However she will not, under any circumstances, do a flying change when I ask. COW
          That makes me feel so much better Lincoln was supposed to be my 3' equitation mount. All's well that ends well though
          The big guy: Lincoln

          Southern Maryland Equestrian


          • #6
            What a cutie!!!! You ride so nicely!!!! Thread made me laugh! Thanks.
            May the sun shine on you daily, and your worries be gone with the wind.


            • #7
              Seriously, he's freaking CUTE--funky changes and all. If you ever get tired of him...
              Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

              You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


              • #8
                Duckz, I love your guy. He's so cute and you two make a very nice pair. I too ride a large fella, so I have a soft spot for the draft x's and can so relate to their sometimes creative lead change methods.

                More importantly though, what shirt is that you're wearing? I love it.
                Last edited by AEM74; Aug. 7, 2011, 11:53 PM.
                "If ever I did not have a horse or dog in my keeping, I should feel I had lost touch with the earth." ~Beryl Markham


                • #9
                  Ah ha! Outed! Love the whitewall tires. This is one CUTE pony. Can't wait to see you at Betsy's!
                  Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                  Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)


                  • #10
                    Duckz - he is gorgeous! You two make a great pair What a lovely round -- congrats!!

                    My mare (the flying cow) uses her flying changes the way my dear father used to use his turn signals in his car -- "I'll use it when I damn well please, and anyway, it's no one's damn business where I'm going!!"
                    I don't mind if you call me a snowflake, 'cause baby, I know a blizzard is coming.


                    • #11
                      Gosh, he looks like so much fun! Great round!


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by AEM74 View Post
                        More importantly though, what shirt is that you're wearing? I love it.
                        Equine Couture. I love it! The shirts with the technical fabric run big. The all-cotton polo shirts run really small.

                        Originally posted by retreadeventer View Post
                        Can't wait to see you at Betsy's!
                        I'm excited! I can't believe the clinic is coming up so soon.

                        Originally posted by fargaloo View Post
                        My mare (the flying cow) uses her flying changes the way my dear father used to use his turn signals in his car -- "I'll use it when I damn well please, and anyway, it's no one's damn business where I'm going!!"
                        Hahahahhahaha! That's exactly it!
                        The big guy: Lincoln

                        Southern Maryland Equestrian


                        • #13
                          He's so cute!! Ya'll look like a fantastic pair
                          Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.