Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
Tercel Shows Both Sides of His Personality This Week
It was cold on Wednesday morning, so cold that Debbie called me up to make sure I was coming. It was down to 25° F, and a light breeze was blowing. I told her it would really help me to ride since I was not able to ride either Friday or Sunday and my walking was getting worse, but if it was too cold for her it was fine, I could ride on Friday. She told me to come on out.
Posted on January 31, 2015 at 2:44pm
I Had a Much More Exciting Ride on Tercel This Week
Let me put it this way, I do not think I will have to “train” Tercel to elevate his forehand.
Nothing bad happened, I had a good ride. But when I got to the stable Debbie was upset from seeing a medical treatment of her mother-in-law. Fortunately the lady recovered, but she is very old and frail. Debbie’s husband, as is proper, is at his mother’s side and everyone else has more work mucking, feeding, watering, and…Continue
Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments
I am Finally Riding Debbie’s Horse Tercel!
First the not so good news. Mick’s owner changed stables and took Mick with her, so I am no longer riding Mick.
This week I started riding Debbie’s horse Tercel, a dark bay or brown Arab gelding, I think he is in his low teens. Debbie got this horse a few months after I started riding Mia (around seven years ago), and I’ve been wanting to ride him ever since. Debbie got him to be HER horse, she had trained him to saddle but his…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2015 at 11:48am — 1 Comment
I apologize to my readers for my lack of production this year, I just get so tired and discouraged that I can’t seem to write.
At least I kept riding last year, and that seemed to take up all my extra energy. I even made progress with my riding, Cider no longer reminds me of a pretzel as we walk and trot around Shannon’s small ring. Thanks to Cider’s refusal to accept anything less than perfection, my body finally seems to have figured out how to keep centered in…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2015 at 12:02pm
Trying the Wellep Bit on Mick
Since I had noticed that Mick’s back felt better when I used a bit versus using a cross-under bitless bridle I decided to see if I could get him to move his tongue more while being ridden. I had three choices from my bit collection, my egg-butt center copper roller snaffle, my regular Wellep bit and the Wellep Lever cheek bit that acts like a gag bit (these bits are no longer made, you can see them at…Continue
Posted on December 21, 2014 at 4:35pm