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  1. We had a little photo shoot....

    He is smart..... But that's also his downfall. He's incredibly quick to learn things but it's keeping his brain on your side! He's very much independent in himself, quite sharp by nature and still thinks highly of his own opinion lol. I've mostly figured out how best to programme his buttons now! He's back to being his natural playful and people friendly self now at least.
  2. We had a little photo shoot....

    And got some awesome pics! I've never had any professional ones done of myself, I was lucky enough to know a wonderful local lady who wanted to use us for some future plans so we had a very girly shoot. Don't shoot me down for no hat or shoes..... It was kind of a magical Boho type feel we were going for. I wish I'd taken his bridle off for the ridden rearing pics now, but I was already bareback in a very slippy dress and doing some fairly decent height airs!
  3. We had a little photo shoot....

    Not enough! He's done about 12 trick lessons this year so far - I tend not to do any trick training with him outside of public lessons as I use him as my starter horse to show how you start teaching each trick. He does the start of bowing, jambette and lying down but it's only a few minutes he does each time on each - however he'll soon be doing them I think!
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    Yeah.... He has a lot of new people on him doing trick lessons, so it's incredibly important to me his specific cues are on point all the time. Solo is also coming on nicely! We have quite a few evening demos and camps we've been invited to - I haven't taken Solo out for these yet only Sparks, but Solo feels ready enough to start doing some training demos now so he has his first one next week at a large equestrian centre not too far away! Fingers crossed he's good, though his job in my sessions is to be the green, 'unedited' training horse so there's no real stress on him. VID_20610807_221701_656.mp4 VID_20610806_170923_844.mp4 VID_20610804_181206_865.mp4 VID_20610809_034737_906.mp4
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    Yes I was out of shot on those. I try and keep it that he only ever rears for other people off my cues on the ground and they remain a passenger, as I want the ridden cue to stay very specific to what I want.
  6. We had a little photo shoot....

    Thanks! Yes Solo is doing downward pony haha. Some more pics taken, though with my friend who rides and helps look after them for me when I'm away.
  7. We had a little photo shoot....

    Thank you! I'm always surprised when I look at them as I'm notoriously rubbish at having photos done haha so it's nice to have some nice fun ones! All other projects going well thanks! Armour training is going well, trick lessons are going well.... We're actually doing national clinics now not just locally which is great! A lovely client took some pics during a lesson yesterday of both boys doing their stuff.
  8. Xmas update

    It's very wierd, it's not that heavy feeling to wear as it's contoured round you and not dead weight. But yes it's a fair amount extra!
  9. Xmas update

    So Solo is having a little break currently as he's worked hard and can have a bit of time to rest and reflect everything. Sparks is in work still.... And now a part of my business. I started offering trick training clinics with him, which I'm now fully booked till March! They start next week, which I'm excited and nervous about starting! I hope people enjoy learning trick training as much as I do. He's also doing some modelling work too! I've put some videos of him together recently. Fingers crossed it's a good decision! Video_20181212200549484_by_videomaker.mp4 Video_20181211221217990_by_videomaker.mp4 VID_190651104_182016_491.mp4
  10. Xmas update

    Thanks. Haven't weighed it but possibly 20 kilos roughly. I got it a month ago and have been adding small bits of weight gradually since. Yesterday was the first time I tried it all out in practice! Very pleased. Coblet didn't seem to notice any different and was a powerhouse as normal. He's quite fit currently as have stsre picking up the pace and been doing 3 x 3 hour hacks per week plus two joust training related days and a day off from ridden work doing inhand and tricks. He's feeling good!
  11. Xmas update

    So..... We got our own kit! Tried it out this weekend at a training session at the historic yard. And messed around with some new tricks. Spanish trot, roll and asking for raised legs whilst sat up. VID_89160430_120712_045.mp4 VID_89111107_043458_662.mp4 VID_89111105_163138_349.mp4 VID_89111103_090137_568.mp4
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    Thanks! It was great fun. I'm off to Holland this weekend so no clinics this weekend.
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    Well we did our first riding club trick training clinic yesterday. Boys were great, was a success and have another one booked next month with their own horses!
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    Thanks. I'm not quite cut out for girly modelling..... Pulling nice faces is hard ha. Solo is still out and about slowly. He's doing some tricks in the clinics I do as the 'starter' horse and learnt bow and jambette and is halfway to lying down. He won't do anymore 'interesting' tricks till he's older though. He had a little jump yesterday with Sparkles, schooled him at liberty whilst my friend rode Sparks. He's only jumped a handful of times so still learning but he's got a nice little pop in him and takes confidence off Sparks. He got too confident and wanted to be lead horse by the end of it. Video_20190218191323566_by_videomaker.mp4
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    Random photos from today..... I got a new old riding dress so wanted to try it out naturally!
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    I can imagine! Sparks is very mellow in his leisure time, he'll occasionally canter round a few strides when you turn him out but normally grass is his main concern lol.
  18. Xmas update

    Haha I was out of shot asking him. Our attempt at a yearly snow picture lol.
  19. Xmas update

    They're going well thanks! No unfortunately nothing else heard unfortunately .... I had a TV show contact me before Xmas wanting a horse act to appear on the show. Nothing heard since though! Nothing really interesting happening lately other than normal day to day things! It's been quite icy and snowy intermittently so riding work on mine has been sporadic!
  20. Xmas update

    Some new year and Xmas ponies... Video one doing a mounted riding lesson off Solo with my yard owners daughter on Sparks. Other vids are out hacking and Solo doing some work with Sparks. My partner is riding sparks..... He's not massively bigger than me on the ground but looks bigger on Sparks than me. Solo and sparks went on a hack over to the Spanish yard yesterday, stayed there for the day and then hacked back. The palomino is Solo's sire. MOV_4645_000.mp4 VID_26120110_144924_353.mp4 VID_84740603_071850_969.mp4 VID_84800210_131648_817.mp4 49755196_988505118025519_1880788336654680064_n.mp4 49665646_1142555139243388_7423382488988254208_n.mp4 49801849_2346947955528671_8422707313026007040_n.mp4
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    Good guesses so far..... I'll do a bit of everything with Solo. I plan on keeping him at least for a year or two and seeing where he is. I don't know what his career is just yet. He finds lateral work incredibly easy working on the ground and can really sit back on his hocks naturally so quite interested in classical schooling with him in the future. He's quite receptive to the idea of tricks also. He's showing a nice little pop jumping too. And he's nice and safe on the trails. So yeah..... I don't know yet in a nutshell. He sort of has future potential for anything currently so I'll see how he goes and what he enjoys best! I just want to ensure he's a useful, slowly produced, well mannered horse by then, so he has a good life wherever that's with me or someone else. Though I can't see me being able to bring myself to sell him lol.
  22. Xmas update

    Merry Christmas! Hope you had a lovely holiday. Solo is back in light work now for the new year, he's had two months not being ridden, I'm just going to ride him lightly and take him out of the trails a few times a week till February, then he has another holiday planned being turned away 24/7 with a couple of other horses from the Spanish yard till spring when he'll be 5(!). Time flies. Sparks has some possible exciting news too..... But I can't say anything just yet as nothing definite so I'll keep you guessing! We played around tackless today. And Solo had a first ride back in work. Video_20181227125505236_by_videomaker.mp4
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    That's my plan to a degree, Sparks is great but where he knows the tricks, it makes it slightly more difficult to show the training behind each trick as he'll happily do the finished trick rather than behave how a new horse to tricks would. For some of the tricks I plan on using Solo to show the raw 'baby steps' that will be more accurate responses teaching them at the beginning. Plus he'll gets used to a bit of a crowd and new people which is helpful.
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    Thanks. I hope so! Solo is having a go at some tricks whilst he's having a little ridden break. If he turns out useful doing tricks in the future then great! MOV_4665_001.mp4 MOV_4665_000.mp4
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    Hahaha I'll take that as a compliment! She was part of Miss England for our home area.