Kate Matney
  • Female
  • Decatur, IL
  • United States

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I have been riding for about 20 years, and have adopted an Off the track Thoroughbred in July 2014. We have started his retraining in August, but due to moving barns and conflicting schedules, he has been a pasture puff since September. I want to track our progress so I can see our problem areas, and to keep me consistent with his training. :)
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Day 23?

Losing track of the days here!  Didn't get to work him yesterday.  I was just to exhausted from work, and hadn't seen my husband in a while due to our conflicting schedules, and me always being at work or the barn.  Today I got him out and we lounged some with side reins.  He wasn't exactly hot, but very anxious.  I am starting to connect when he does this goofy thing with his mouth.  He always opens his mouth and acts like his is smiling or chewing.  He does this when I put his bridle on,…


Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:12am — 2 Comments

Day 21 & 22

The days are getting busier and it gets harder for me to update this, but i am staying consistent with riding Mossberg.  Yesterday we stayed in te round pen part of the arena and rode after lounging with 2 other horses on the other side of the arena.  He was distracted but not crazy, and listened to my cues.  Working on more umph and forwardness.  I was afraid he would go up if I ever pressured him too much, but am learning he just throws a mini hissy fit and continues…


Posted on March 22, 2015 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments

3/19-20/15 Day 8 & 9

Day 8, Mossberg got out of his stall right before I was going to ride and ripped around the farm for about 15 minutes.  He was really fired up so I finally caught him and free lounged him until he started to calm down and focus.  After this, I brought him back out to groom and tack up.  After a little more lounging, I got on and we worked.  He did pretty well after all his shenanigans :) 


Day 9 we lounged and did a lot of transitions of walk trot and some trot to canter.  The…


Posted on March 21, 2015 at 4:06am

3/18/15 Day 7

Yesterday we had the day off becuase we had worked 6 days in a row.  We started our new week with lounging and what were supposed to be trot poles.   I lounged him with side reins, and he was pretty calm most of the way through.  I put two poles out, very far apart and he had no issues trotting up to and over them.  I put a third one in there where he would have to trot two poles in a row, and after a few laps of cantering and jumping them he finally got tired and trotted them all.   after…


Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:38pm

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At 12:29pm on July 20, 2016, Joyce Thomas gave Kate Matney a gift
Please Accept Me As A Friend..
At 1:39pm on March 12, 2015, Kate Matney said…
Thanks!! :)
At 1:38pm on March 12, 2015, Barnmice Media said…

Hi Kate, welcome to Barnmice! Best of luck with your OTTB :D


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