MagsNMe's Blog – June 2010 Archive (4)

Show success

Well, success is relative... Little Maggie was a very good girl. She doesn't look at much of anything, including the boats that were on the grounds. Little spook in the indoor arena. Low score of 49.6, high of 58.4, both on the same day, the last day of the show, go figure.

 

So, what have we learned? Balance needs to be better, on the part of the rider. Looks like we have to buckle down…

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Added by MagsNMe on June 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

First Level, v2

Today we were off to a schooling show with a UK judge who was in doing a clinic yesterday. She marched over the wooden bridge to the outdoor schooling ring, where she was very good. Easy warm up, although it takes a bit to get some forward going. Into the ring and off we go.

 

So, let us then enumerate the rider errors that caused her to score under 70:

Stiff hands into the halt.

Inconsistent contact, but better.

Started a 20m circle when it should have…

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Added by MagsNMe on June 20, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The proof is a non-event

Well, we had our first Gold show on the weekend since the grand revelation that *I* was causing the bucking and squealing of dear little Muffin. Shockingly enough, she didn't put a foot wrong. Mom didn't get so tense, so there was no good reason for silliness, and lord knows she requires a good reason, honest little girl that she is! Well, mostly.

Friday we had a lesson in the morning and she was one cranky pony. She kicked up when we went to canter, after she thought she was…

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Added by MagsNMe on June 14, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Horse snuggles

Little Muffin had a chiropractor visit yesterday, so today was a day off. But, who can resist going to the barn on a weekend anyway?! So, I mucked her paddock, cleaned up stray hay, picked her feet and gave her a grooming. Then we went and ate grass, well, she did, I watched. Nothing like a horse munching her way through the grass. She's very people oriented and loves the attention.

Her little sister who is due in 5 weeks is very snuggable these days. We're not really sure…

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Added by MagsNMe on June 5, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

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