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  1. My Texas Adventure, or, How Friendly Horse People Are!

    What a vacation!! I'm surprised you weren't offered a job! (or were you?!)
  2. My Texas Adventure, or, How Friendly Horse People Are!

    What a vacation!! I'm surprised you weren't offered a job! (or were you?!)
  3. I like CA, too! Sounds like you had a good time. I'm going to try and see him in July when he comes out my way. Those are great pics!
  4. I like CA, too! Sounds like you had a good time. I'm going to try and see him in July when he comes out my way. Those are great pics!
  5. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    Thanks Pamela. It does help, a lot. I was doing the back up and roll back (our version of it!) as one manuever and I had to spur her to get her to put some effort into it. She was doing better but she kept doing a bottle top spin. After she was having trouble with her leads I started to think she was sore in her shoulder(s)or hip. After a while I slowed everything down and stopped asking her for so much because I figured if she was sore I didn't want to push her too hard, if I was doing something wrong I wanted to figure that out before I kept on and she had started to relax and figure some things out. By the time my camera person came out I didn't want to raise her 'emotions'again so I stayed slow and didn't push. Turning a 360 and pushing her into the roll back from the back up and right into the canter produced amazing results. (although she didn't like having to work that hard) I got a powerful canter from behind last Saturday from these tips you gave me. I didn't get it yesterday and that's another reason I think she was sore. With everyone's help on my position and tips on how to execute the exercises properly I think we might end up being a decent team!
  6. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    Thanks Pamela. It does help, a lot. I was doing the back up and roll back (our version of it!) as one manuever and I had to spur her to get her to put some effort into it. She was doing better but she kept doing a bottle top spin. After she was having trouble with her leads I started to think she was sore in her shoulder(s)or hip. After a while I slowed everything down and stopped asking her for so much because I figured if she was sore I didn't want to push her too hard, if I was doing something wrong I wanted to figure that out before I kept on and she had started to relax and figure some things out. By the time my camera person came out I didn't want to raise her 'emotions'again so I stayed slow and didn't push. Turning a 360 and pushing her into the roll back from the back up and right into the canter produced amazing results. (although she didn't like having to work that hard) I got a powerful canter from behind last Saturday from these tips you gave me. I didn't get it yesterday and that's another reason I think she was sore. With everyone's help on my position and tips on how to execute the exercises properly I think we might end up being a decent team!
  7. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    What are you thinking as in you're nuts or, what are you thinking as in, what thoughts do you have? I just get tunnel vision and keeping my legs under me became an obsession. It makes sense and now I'm just eager to ride again. What else do you have for me?
  8. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    What are you thinking as in you're nuts or, what are you thinking as in, what thoughts do you have? I just get tunnel vision and keeping my legs under me became an obsession. It makes sense and now I'm just eager to ride again. What else do you have for me?
  9. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    I'm going to have you, RT or cutter over soon. Until then, I haven't had any luck with lessons. I've had lessons from four different trainers since I've had this horse (more on different horses) and their answers were always that they didn't know or to get on the horse themselves. This was the first ride where I was trying not to lean back and doing everything I could to keep my legs under me. I was over compensating and that's why it looks so funny, all hunched over. I'm expecting that to get better with each ride. Are you saying I should put my legs in front but only for the whoa? If I could do that it'd be a **** of a lot easier to stay sitting up!
  10. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    I'm going to have you, RT or cutter over soon. Until then, I haven't had any luck with lessons. I've had lessons from four different trainers since I've had this horse (more on different horses) and their answers were always that they didn't know or to get on the horse themselves. This was the first ride where I was trying not to lean back and doing everything I could to keep my legs under me. I was over compensating and that's why it looks so funny, all hunched over. I'm expecting that to get better with each ride. Are you saying I should put my legs in front but only for the whoa? If I could do that it'd be a **** of a lot easier to stay sitting up!
  11. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    It's ok if you're laughing because I'm looking at myself in some of the photos and video and laughing. This is a starting point, the horse did better (I think), and now I can build up some new muscles and get better myself!
  12. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    It's ok if you're laughing because I'm looking at myself in some of the photos and video and laughing. This is a starting point, the horse did better (I think), and now I can build up some new muscles and get better myself!
  13. It doesn't get any worse than this. UPDATED

    Backing up Cantering Whoa