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Today's lesson: improving the hind leg and suppleness

It’s always interesting having a lesson with someone new; they often see different things to your regular trainer. Today’s was no exception.

Having explained our back story and our aims (novice – improving medium trot, canter-trot-canter transitions), we warmed up. 493 more words

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Games Practice 02/11/18

February, 11, 2018

Two days ago we had a practice and it was freezing. Today we had a practice and it was nice and warm! Both were fun, but I got to say the warmer temperatures were nicer to the joints. 282 more words


Horses Past and Present - Ziggy

Ziggy came to live with us at just a week old. He’s an adorable palomino gelding, inquisitive, intelligent and very friendly. As a foal he was very precocious, more than happy to steal his mom’s lunch, and was superbly nimble on his long legs. 543 more words


Bouncy Pony

This has been a busy week for the ponies.  On Tuesday they went away to my instructor’s yard so Galahad could have a follow up back check on the Wednesday.   121 more words

Windy lesson part 2 - the good: practicing a test in an odd sized arena

Practicing dressage in an odd sized arena isn’t ideal. Ours is 25m wide (not 20m) and 40m long (my test is in a long arena which is 60m). 960 more words

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Windy lesson part 1 - the bad

If I’d have known just how windy it was, the mood Abbey was in, or not needed to get to grips with 15m circles, I’d have cancelled my lesson. 374 more words

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Day 47 - Happy place

So ever since I was little and my grandad had a farm I’ve ridden. Up until a few years ago I this grey pair of ears was my grey pair of years. 85 more words