Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
I Get to SEE the Results of My Work with Bingo
Since Debbie had a summer camp last week, I had a week off from riding Bingo. She used him some during the camp, and Bingo did not behave perfectly. Nothing exciting, just Bingo suddenly deciding he had enough and making a beeline to either the gate or the center of the ring. Since Bingo has such a thick throatlatch, there is not much a beginning child rider can do to change his path. It could have been much worse, Bingo did not run…Continue
Posted on August 27, 2016 at 11:54am
Bingo Responds Favorably to the Guidance of my Thighs
Bingo, at 22 years of age and having a lot of bad riding in his life, has strengthened the muscles that help him ignore/disobey/and actively resist all rein aids. His upper neck is THICK, vertically and horizontally, with all the muscles he has built up to resist improper rein aids. If I am not very, very careful I can trigger a super…Continue
Posted on August 13, 2016 at 1:00pm
I Try to Make My Thighs a Corridor for the Horses’ Spines
The heat has arrived. Day after day of highs above 95 F with lows above 75 F, and by the time I get the horse ready I am already drinking lots of water and feeling HOT.
On Sunday I got to ride Cider and try out my new thigh strategy in getting her to move straighter. My grandson Will was getting to ride Magic the second time and he looked a lot more confident! While Shannon concentrated on teaching Will to…Continue
Posted on July 30, 2016 at 2:30pm
Gee, I have Written 300 Blogs so far on Barnmice!
A little over seven years ago, I started writing blogs on Barnmice. I appreciate my readers (though a little more feedback would be appreciated) for continuing to read about my boring rides, stuck in the riding ring, proceeding mostly at a walk. I do hope that you, the reader, have been inspired by my writings to listen to your horse!
Last Sunday Shannon figured out how to put my new Amigo Fly Rider flysheet on the…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2016 at 1:43pm
I Finally Got My Grandson Up On a Horse!
During the decades that I owned horses, I had a fantasy of horses in my grandkids lives. However real life interfered long before my grandson appeared on the scene. Since I no longer have horses my grandson did not get to meet horses, and I could not just pop him up on a trusted horse.
But now I have a big enough house to have a spare bedroom, so my son, Tally, and grandson, Will, can stay overnight, and since they live just a few…Continue
Posted on July 16, 2016 at 11:11am