aleyah

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  1. Weird, But Thought Provoking.

    Wow... That's very impressive! I am pretty convinced he isn't dead based on what you said now... Very good writing and fact research!
  2. Alright, what is your 'method' or earning trust in the early stages? I know about the 'natural horsemanship way' of sending them off and as soon as they stop and look at you walk away. Also called joining up I believe, of course I just summarized it quickly. I hear colt breaking can be compared to child breaking [Question]
  3. An Update On My Progress!

    Hi there! A while back I posted lots of showing questions but since then I have advanced by quite a bit! I have been in 3 shows so far, very competitive but for never having lessons in showing. I am quite proud of my horse and myself! I have learned skills such as collection and just overall-better riding and the results are BEYOND what you see on T.V for me! I love this... Hard Work, Patience, and Consistency = anything is possible (even achieving dreams) Okay on August 3rd I had my second show ever. I did Open classes AND 4-H classes. So here is the list and my placings... Open Showmanship at Halter 3rd 4-H Showmanship "" 2nd Open Western Pleasure 4-H Western Pleasure 3rd Open Western Horsemanship 3rd 4-H Western Horsemanship 1st Open Trail No Place 4-H Trail 4th Toilet paper race No place Simon Says No place Discipline at the Rail No PLace and a Reining pattern... 2nd** Plus Barrels, Poles, Flags 4th, 4th, and 6th I think I did all those classes! and places very well in each except the reining one lol It was my first reining attempt ever! I got second, out of two people Haha but I knew I did pretty not so good. I ended getting RESERVE HIGH POINT for 4-h!! Competition was so hard! I discovered a very under-developed love for showing horses, it's simply amazing I'll get pictures in a little bit! They are uploaded on a different computer!
  4. Hi there. I have several questions on how do you go about teaching a 2 year old basic everyday things like tying , ground-driving, and ground-tying, etc.. Basically overall ground work to prepare for a solid broke future... What do you expect out of your 2 year olds (the ones that aren't broke yet to ride, besides the obvious "breaking them")? I mean how do you exactly interact with a just halter-broke but very much willing 2 year old? I would love for words of wisdom to be shared with me. Thanks in advance!
  5. My teenager language says, "OH EM GEE!" That filly is so sweetly awesome! Gorgeous AND off to a good friendly start. [Not Worthy] [Not Worthy]
  6. Critique?

    The advice is great, I actually got a hold of an arena so I had more space to work with. I took all of your advice and guess what! His head magically lowered and I got courageous so I asked for 1 or 2 strides of collection and I believe it went pretty well, my feet slid back by a lot, and I sat down more. My post wasn't even visible hardly, however I did get off VERY sore but No Pain, No Gain, right? lol If it hurts I must be doing something right. The horse is 18 years old, AQHA. Yes he is over-weight, lazy,and out of shape but he is my all-around horse. His speciality is roping(which I don't do), cow/ranch work , but he also does WP, horsemanship, trail, showmanship, and pleasure riding also barrels, poles,flags and he plays along when i'm doing something stupid lol! Based on his body-type how should I go about losing weight?.... I am riding him English for HUS, plus Hunt Seat riding really interests me. I'm pretty sure I have a Hunt saddle, that would be "thing" in the FARRR future but right now I just want good equitation, and then I can go for High Point at shows yay lol. I had some questions about my stirrup length, I had them shorter before but some people told me that it didn't look good, are they crazy or am I? I will again attempt them shorter with my new knowledge. I am really not used to driving with my legs, however Each time it's getting smoother, and it feels good for him and I to be in sync! Thanks!
  7. Text Messaging

    You all are going to really hate me now... I text while riding my horse... It's only because if I go out on a trail ride away from my mom, she texts me to find out where I am and if i'm safe. Now if I don't send a reply within about 10 minutes or so, then she knows that I MIGHT be in trouble.... Keep in mind I'm not going to be texting while i'm running full speed down a dangerous spooky trail! I wait until I feel my horse is relaxed and isn't going to try anything. I'm an experienced texter too, I don't have to look at the keys [Jump] I am always texting by the way. It saves awkward silences, saves time, and is effective to give someone a message without having to call them when your in a situation where calling is not available. Plus if your somewhere where it's too loud, texting works great!
  8. Critique?

    Okay be prepared to cringe! I have never had a lesson in riding with an English saddle however I do plan on that in the super near future! For the meanwhile, please tell me how I am doing. Critique me and the horse. Sorry about the smallish space, it is 100 yards x 50 yards, I think. So it is big enough for a round pen. Conformation pics first! Sorry about the saddle being on, at least he is squared ;) Take a guess on his age! Next is videos! I already pointed out on myself that I have the "canter worm", meaning I wiggle with the lope, I need to keep my body more solid, right? Also it looks like I have a chair seat sorta, but my heels definitely need to be brought back underneath me. How do I fix that? I think I need to bend my elbows but not quite sure about that! I was told to ride with a more forward propulsion, and I found that leaning forward when posting was more comfortable but am I wrong to lean that much forward? The last but not least thing I see bad about me is my toes. They are trying to fly away lol I was trying to do transitions mostly, and there were trot/lope poles on the ground. Video # Uno Video # Dos Lastly still motion pictures. If your looking for a laugh, go right ahead! The camera has a talent for capturing really awkward moments! Well that's all folks! Thanks for viewing!
  9. Critique?

    Okay be prepared to cringe! I have never had a lesson in riding with an English saddle however I do plan on that in the super near future! For the meanwhile, please tell me how I am doing. Critique me and the horse. Sorry about the smallish space, it is 100 yards x 50 yards, I think. So it is big enough for a round pen. Conformation pics first! Sorry about the saddle being on, at least he is squared ;) Take a guess on his age! Next is videos! I already pointed out on myself that I have the "canter worm", meaning I wiggle with the lope, I need to keep my body more solid, right? Also it looks like I have a chair seat sorta, but my heels definitely need to be brought back underneath me. How do I fix that? I think I need to bend my elbows but not quite sure about that! I was told to ride with a more forward propulsion, and I found that leaning forward when posting was more comfortable but am I wrong to lean that much forward? The last thing I can see bad about me is my toes, they are trying to fly away lol I was trying to do transitions mostly, and there were trot/lope poles on the ground. Video # Uno Video # Dos Lastly still motion pictures. If your looking for a laugh, go right ahead! The camera has a talent for capturing really awkward moments! Well that's all folks! Thanks for viewing!
  10. Head Placement

    I will reply to all of the previous responses in one post. Sorry I don't think a tie-down will get him to keep his head down because he was a roping horse and tie-down means go faster/harder. I appreciate the suggestion however. If I am not preparing for a show coming up within the next week, I usually do ride him with a smooth D-ring snaffle, that is his regular/schooling bit. He has a solid, low port, short shank curb bit for shows and one-handed riding. I know that heads don't belong on the ground lol I wasn't implying that. When I am focusing straight on schooling and such. I use the snaffle to back him up, do a roll back and then trot off. This maneuver will usually put him in a correct frame of collection. I have taken your advice and I started him on a regimen of trot and lope poles, mostly trot. So just to make sure i'm doing things correct please skim this plan over 3x a week practice his collection in short strides. 2x a week practice on trot poles, exercise, and horsemanship About an hour a day. This horse is broke but I think i've let him get away with way too much and he just got lazy on his forehand. Now that i'm asking more of him, I will have to take things a little slower and more precise than I used to. Ok Thanks everybody I always knew that collection starts in the hind quarters and such but I guess I got lazy and wanted a quick fix. My bad! Thanks for responses have a good day!
  11. Word Association Game

    Peeing Haha don't ask....
  12. Any Opinions Of This Halter?

    That sounds very do-able! Yay. I'm thinking it would be very smart to have the same cue of making him plant that one foot as in doing the pivot... or will that cause problems later on? EDITED: To say, you are not rambling!!!!!!!! You are officially becoming a part of my successful showmanship class!!! Haha
  13. Head Placement

    To be short, sweet, and simple - How can I give my horse a proper head placement for horsemanship, and western pleasure classes? Keep in mind I'm not aiming for him to drag his head on the ground but it's above being leveled. I just want more relaxation in the head and neck. He doesn't fight the bit, but he will stretch his neck out instead of "being on the bit". I mainly want this for horsemanship/western pleasure classes. At the walk and slow trot it's fine but anything faster it will raise up pretty high. I normally ride with loose reins too... Thanks [smiley Wavey]
  14. English Show Attire

    Hmm, that's weird... All the links go to an ad on horse.com
  15. Any Opinions Of This Halter?

    Well I used to have a obsessive habit of making him disengage his headquarters, maybe he is anticipating that? and trying to get out of the work as well? Okay and how can I set him up properly then? Thanks for responding.