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  • Originally posted by Tiger Horse View Post
    Thank you for the warm welcomes! I am very excited about my lesson - not too worried because my guy really loves it and tries his heart out for you - I just don't want to do anything to ruin his fun!!
    I always worry about this too because my guy is the same way - he almost loves it too much though! When he starts to get too strong for me the trainer hops on him and sorts him out for a few mins, then he's much easier. I also find watching the trainer ride helps me see the tools he uses to get my guy going nicely. Good luck in your lesson!

    Paradox - YAY for your recovery going strong!

    Healthyobsession - haha love the username and welcome!

    The other big news in my life is I got into grad school, very very last minute - thank you international transcript transcribing company (say that 3 times fast!). Sadly it is 2 1/2 hours away so my lease will have to stop end of this month, but happily I already know where I'm riding when I get there. So typical that I have a barn to ride at but not an apartment to live in. Yet.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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    • Originally posted by jaslyn1701 View Post
      Pancakes - Congratulations - your new boy is just lovely!

      Yay, Paradox on the walking cast.

      Welcome myHealthyObession and Tiger Horse!
      Ditto on all three of these comments! Tiger Horse -- I have a hard time remembering to breathe too!

      MyHealthyObsession - you are absolutely right about the importance of having people around you who support your riding and understand your need to make it part of your life. I don't think I could do it all without my non-horsey husband, who has become quite the assistant at shows, and always helps me find time to get to the barn.
      Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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      • Congrats on Grad School Event4Life. Will you still be in NC? I did Undergrad and Grad School there -- great state!
        Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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        • Welcome to all the new posters! Glad to see so many new faces.

          Pancakes, your guy is cute!

          ===

          I got taken out by the flu the day after Christmas ... and I'm just now feeling somewhat human again. I'm scheduled for a lesson on Thursday, but I'm still coughing quite a bit, so it looks like I'll be rescheduling for next Monday.

          Hope everyone is doing well!
          The dude abides ...

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          • Originally posted by TarheelJD View Post
            Congrats on Grad School Event4Life. Will you still be in NC? I did Undergrad and Grad School there -- great state!
            Thanks, Tarheel....Yep, still in NC but I'm off to be a Sea Hawk! Very excited! I'm also excited to only be 2 1/2 hours drive from home rather than an ocean away.
            "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
            "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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            • Originally posted by Event4Life View Post
              Thanks, Tarheel....Yep, still in NC but I'm off to be a Sea Hawk! Very excited! I'm also excited to only be 2 1/2 hours drive from home rather than an ocean away.
              Love Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach! I haven't been images though, I am sure a lot has changed. Have a great time in school there.

              All of these posts about people getting sick are terrifying. I cannot afford to get sick right now, while things are crazy at work, and I need all the time I can to get back into "showing" shape by spring.
              Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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              • Pancakes congratulations. So happy for you. Please post more pictures when he comes home.

                Congratulations Event4life, hope you enjoy your studies.

                I had a little colic scare with my horse today. He seems to be ok but if you're walking by a curb chain give it a jingle for us, it can't hurt (says she the overly-superstitious one).

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                • Congratulations on your grad school decision, Event4Life! What will you be studying?

                  Paradox, great news about the walking cast! The light at the end of the tunnel is showing!

                  Pancakes, the picture is lovely! Can't wait to see and hear more about the new boy!

                  Hazel, Am jingling for you and your boy. Keep us posted.

                  DD is home from college and went to the barn with me. She rode Sky for the first time and is now one of her biggest fans. Very gratifying!
                  I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                  • Welcome to the new posters. You have come to the right place for support and wonderful people who understand if things don't go the way you plan and want to vent.

                    Pancakes your new guy. mmm nope he is complety unsuitable you have to send him to me right away..

                    Paradox good for the walking boot.. sounds like a good step forward. But be prepared to feel the pain for a few months after.. I still feel pain from a simple break and your was much more than mine.

                    Dewey, event4life congerats on grad school. Wish I had continued on school but such is life, and I doubt they have a grad program in underwater basket weaving.

                    Hazel jingles hope all turns out well for your boy.

                    I had planed on riding this weekend... set it all up.. we are going though the "Jan. thaw" so temps going up to about 60. Then dh checked his email and he squashed that.. he has one of two drills this weekend. Of course next week the weathermen (checked all the local and the weather channel)says it is supposed to snow like a mad man.
                    And despite living where I do I don't do snow... or cold well...Actually I have often thought that winters in Ohio would be perfect if it were in Fla. I even at one time asked our mayor if it would be possible to rent a rather large front end and scoop up our town and transport the entire town down there for the winter.. He said no..

                    Hey does anyone work for the SS admin. here? I've got a question. If someone does if you could PM me I would appicerate.

                    Piggie is doing better. The vet is amazed he wishes he had taken a pic. when he has seen him when he was sick to compare to his last apoitment. He did blood work and it came back clean. He is stumped as to what he had/has, he thinks he has something that I can not pronounce let alone spell but it is body basically attacking itself from inside out. think I have that correct. But he is feeling much better.. acting like a puppy.
                    Friend of bar .ka

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                    • Thanks everyone. Nervous Nellie (aka me) was at the barn at 7:30 this morning on my way to work. All the horses thought I'd come to feed ha ha. So there was lots of poop in his stall and he was awake and looking at me like his usual self. Big sigh of relief. I lost my heart pony to colic about 4 years ago and I've never really gotten over it, so walking into the barn yesterday and seeing his hay outside his stall and his halter on made my blood run cold. I think he is okay, thanks for the good wishes. I'll head over again at lunch so I'll let you know how he's doing.

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                      • Very good news HazelG!

                        So, I've been watching lots of videos trying to get the mechanics of the two point down. I understand keeping your weight in your heels and not pinching with the knee. What role does the thigh play? And what about your lower leg - resting or gripping? How do you find the sweet spot or is it just a matter of finding your own balance point. Sorry so many questions!
                        http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                        "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                        • Hazel, glad to hear your pony is doing well. Continued best wishes.

                          Tiger Horse, not sure this will help, but I always think of "wrapping" my legs around my horse, so basically even contact between thigh, knee, calf. Good luck!

                          Bumknees, glad to here the piggy progress report. Yay!

                          Dewey, I bet it was fun to watch your DD ride Sky. . That's cool.

                          Event4life, congrats! Happy apartment hunting.
                          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                          ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                          • Wow I don't check in for a few days and the next thing I know everyone is moving, horses arriving...an exciting start to 2013!

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                            • Pancakes - <3! Enjoy the charcoal...all too soon they morph into that impossible to keep white grey. My greys love to stand on their heads in fresh green manure...it's their special gift!! LOL

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                              • Thanks for the congrats everyone! My classes are online at the moment (but the actual teaching practice isn't haha, scary - I'll actually be in a school soon!), and going through the orientation information is kind of surreal. The fact I'm a graduate student still has not sunk in!!! I'm going to be itching to get to the barn soon, I can't believe it was only yesterday I had my last lesson (for now) on the lease guy. Going to miss him and his antics.

                                Tiger Horse I will be looking for your lesson update! What helps me most is looking ahead between the horses ears. Focus on something still (a fence post is best) if you have to. When we were little my trainer would stand in front of the jump, obviously not directly lol, holding up fingers and we'd have to shout them out as we went over it/through the combo etc. If you look ahead you'll have an easier time "feeling" the horses movement - remember to release, grab mane if that helps! As an experienced rider already I think you'll find it easier than you're thinking you will right now (if that makes any sense at all!).
                                "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
                                "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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                                • Thanks event4life and congratulations! As usual I am probably way over thinking!
                                  http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                  "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                                  • Thinking can get us in trouble. Well, thinking can get ME in trouble.
                                    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                    ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                    • So, I survived my lesson - in fact it was a blast! After we warmed up, we took a few cross rails. I guess we did OK because then we did a little course. Had a pretty nice round, then we worked over an oxer several times, getting a bit wider each time. My trainer wanted me to feel how it felt when he rounded his back. It was amazing! Trainer took some video, as did a fellow boarder - as soon as it's posted on Facebook, I'll add the link. I'm over the moon - have I said yet that I love my horse!!

                                      Here's the video

                                      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3742078885377
                                      Last edited by Tiger Horse; Jan. 10, 2013, 11:58 PM. Reason: Added link
                                      http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                      "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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                                      • Great job, Tiger Horse. Sounds like a very fun lesson. Can't wait to see video. Glad you had fun.
                                        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                        • Good job, Tiger Horse!
                                          And nothing bad happened!

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