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  1. This touched my heart...

    This touched my heart so I thought I would share with all of you. I almost cried when i saw it! Warning there are graphic photos however there is a happy ending! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=43JeFqPlKPs I hope this touched your heart as much as it did mine. Enjoy.
  2. This touched my heart...

    This touched my heart so I thought I would share with all of you. I almost cried when i saw it! Warning there are graphic photos however there is a happy ending! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=43JeFqPlKPs I hope this touched your heart as much as it did mine. Enjoy.
  3. Freestyle Exercises?

    Well I competed a FEI junior freestyle at a National Show a couple months of go at Bethany (for all those ontario people out there), However, I didn't have alot of time to work on it due to the fact I was study for exams. Now that it is summer I want to change it up and make it a little bit more fun to watch. I will use the same music though. So i don't know if you guys have any ideas of exercises or patterns you could suggest? It would really help me out a lot since I have a show coming up soon. Here are the Requirements if you want to look. http://www.dressagecanada.org/DressageTests/FEI/JUF_E.pdf O and here is a video of my old one. http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=DKfl8uR8gQY Thanks Everyone for your Help!!! [ 06-26-2008, 05:20 PM: Message edited by: OlympicDreams ]
  4. critique please.

    Hey there First off he is a really nice mover and looks like he has a lot of potential. At the beginning he was tense but that is expected since he was a little looky. He came around nicely though. I know you said not to critique you but most of the time it is the riders fault. Not saying anyone is perfect cause there is no such thing. You will be surprised about how little changes in ones position changes the horse... they are very sensitive creatures. I know you prob. already know this so don't think I am being mean because thats it is not what I am trying to do. Just realize that your position can change a horse. I would suggest closing your hand more therefore he can feel the bit and you can use the firmness in your hand to set him back on his butt. It is an art to perfect the timing but I am sure you will get better. Transitions and hillwork are VERYYYY good. What I like to do is first LOTS AND LOTS of transitions... get them awake and listening. I also like to do light taps on the butt. Which just gets that energy cooking however your hand has to be able to recieve it. You can also use trot poles which will help build up the strength of the butt. Because how is a horse supposed to use a strength that isn't there? Also do alot of fun work such as extended and then bringing the energy back... it is another form of transition but it is quite useful in building power and expression. Ex: Extended canter then back to collected canter. He is coming along wonderfully and you as well. Keep me updated. I hope this help. Good luck!
  5. Pony Club Funnies- A "Must See"

    That was AWESOME!!!!! I LOVED IT! ***** ... looks like fun
  6. Lead Changes Help Please read

    Like i said ArBensMusic different horses take time... my horse took 3 months to do them... so it doesn't mean she wont get them.. it just means it will take some learning. A pole does help but nothing is better then having the right canter. Please don't rush the learning process for one show. These are important. Read what i posted before it explains alot. A quite of few people do teach there dressage horses lead changes at a young age simply because for a young horse it is easier to learn. However, that doesn't mean and older horse can't learn them. The horse i taught to do flying lead changes was 12. So it can be done... and again i cant stress it enough.. IT TAKES TIME. Simply as that. [ 06-11-2008, 05:41 PM: Message edited by: OlympicDreams ]
  7. Lead Changes Help Please read

    I have to agree with the above ^ A horses learn lead changes differently... take for example my horse that was showing FEI juniors and we had to do flying lead changes. HEEEE never got them for about 3 months... we were doing them everyday. I had to take him to shows and even though it was embarressing we continued on saying "its just one mark." Then SUDDENLY it just clicked! He got them 100% of the time perfectly no rushing or anything. I know what you are going through but a horse has to be ready. A horse also needs to build of strength to do them because to get a true lead change you can't just throw them off balence. This will cause them to be late behind yadda yadda yadda. They have to be able to sit and switch. Doing some strength exercises would help. LOTS AND LOTS of simple changes and transitions. The most important thing that will greatly affect your lead change is the QUALITY of the canter. Doing lots of canter walk transitions will get him to sit and use his hindend. Cause if he is la la land and rush around he won't get it. Get him focused and attentive. Of course again this takes time but once you have it... it makes EVERYTHING alot easier. Make sure when you do a lead change you dont look for it FEEL for it. Don't twist or tilt because it will throw the horse off balence. Just go in and have fun! So don't push your horse to get them this week... because chances are you still won't get them. There is no science or easy tricks to fix this. Its better to train them right the first time... so what if he doesn't get them? Continue on and forget it happened. Rome wasn't built in a day but it was sure as **** knocked down in one. So work towards them and if he doesn't get them do a simple change. I know its hard to think about when u are at a high competition but you are riding FOR YOUR HORSE... so do whats best for him. Hope this helps and good luck. [ 06-11-2008, 01:43 PM: Message edited by: OlympicDreams ]
  8. Show results & pictures

    Hey there I saw your pictures on EMG as well.... Looking REALLY good. Beautiful pony... to bad it rained but it could have been worse. Some of my barn went up to compete at Palgrave. My coach is Esther Mortimer and Harper Mackenize. I wasn't able to make it out to that one because I had exams and I didn't feel quite ready after competing at Bethany. I am going to the next one though and showing at FEI juniors. Hopefully next year we will make the team . haha. Are you going to the next one? Maybe I will see you there! Good luck with the training and must importantly HAVE FUN! http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtjBQiYx9c (This is a video of Alex and I ) Keep us updated! [ 06-10-2008, 07:26 AM: Message edited by: OlympicDreams ]
  9. please help me choose a trainer

    It also depends on what you like and how you like to be coached. Some coaches teach the big picture while other focus on small details. The best thing you can do is go out and have a couple lessons. Also if you have any friends that ride ask them for suggestions or what they know. That way you know what you are getting into and not going in blind so to speak. Good luck on your search! Keep us updated.
  10. Big Brown

    Awww that was anti climatic ... he didn't seem himself today.. maybe it was due to heat? Or his foot? You never know but that was close!
  11. Big Brown

    Awww that was anti climatic ... he didn't seem himself today.. maybe it was due to heat? Or his foot? You never know but that was close!
  12. Re-Introductions?

    Hey there Well my name is Stefanie... I am 15 years old, I am also a fellow canadian hehe living in ontario. I compete in dressage and have three horses. 1) Alex- My show horse that I am currenly leasing. I show him at FEI Juniors (equal to third levelish). I hope to make the team with him next year . 2) Devoted Dynasty- She is a four year old trakehner that is in the process of being trained. She is my grand prix prospect. 3) Justin- My first horse. He is 24 years young and is completely blind. HE LOVESS to work so my parents ride him lightly alot. Here is a video of Alex and I http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtjBQiYx9c You guys look awesome by the way!!! Good luck in everything you do!! Talk to you soon.
  13. Re-Introductions?

    Hey there Well my name is Stefanie... I am 15 years old, I am also a fellow canadian hehe living in ontario. I compete in dressage and have three horses. 1) Alex- My show horse that I am currenly leasing. I show him at FEI Juniors (equal to third levelish). I hope to make the team with him next year . 2) Devoted Dynasty- She is a four year old trakehner that is in the process of being trained. She is my grand prix prospect. 3) Justin- My first horse. He is 24 years young and is completely blind. HE LOVESS to work so my parents ride him lightly alot. Here is a video of Alex and I http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtjBQiYx9c You guys look awesome by the way!!! Good luck in everything you do!! Talk to you soon.
  14. Riding Video

    Thanks Yah it is me and my horse Alex!
  15. Riding Video

    Thanks Yah it is me and my horse Alex!