Judi Daly's Blog – January 2015 Archive (6)

Final January Update on Ground Work

Final January Update on Ground Work

 

Alas, I have gotten lazy.  In the last week or so, I haven’t done much ground work.  After I ride for a while in the arena, I am taking him right outside to ride in the snow—and skipping the ground work.  The weather is going to get very cold, again, so…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 30, 2015 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Weekend Update

Weekend Update                           

 

I decided to give Cole a break on Friday and ride Dante in the arena instead; since Ellen wasn’t able to ride him on Thursday.  Wow, was he a nice horse to ride—smooth—responsive and fun. …

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Added by Judi Daly on January 19, 2015 at 2:13pm — No Comments

More Ground Work with Cole

More Ground Work with Cole

 

Cole and I have been working on our ground work every time I see him.  He is now doing all the simple exercises very easily.  It was time to move on a challenging exercise—shoulder-in.…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 13, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments

Ground Work Lesson Day 4:

Ground Work Lesson Day 4:

 

I rode Cole in the indoor arena for a half hour.  The thermometer said it was only 20 degrees—which isn’t bad for me, but it turned Cole into a frisky colt.  He was like riding a stick of TNT—very volatile.  We…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 6, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments

Ground Work Lessons 1, 2 & 3

Ground Work Lessons 1, 2   & 3

 

For those who have not been following my adventures with Cole Train from the beginning, let me bring you up to date.  When I got Cole, he was an untrained 4-year-old.  He was halter broken,…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 5, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Trying to work in the Arena

Trying to work in the Arena

 

Since Ellen and I took so much vacation time in November and December, combined with conquering the loop in the back of the property, I have never ridden so little in an indoor arena since the years when we didn’t have one.  This is a good thing—and a bad thing.  It’s good that I have been able to ride…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 2, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

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