2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Little bit of fun

Along with sending in our entry for our first beginner novice one day (YAY!!!!!!) we had a nice relaxing bridleless ride tonight! Since the expo I have done minimal amounts of it but after working a 9 and a half hour day and having it pour all day I didnt feel up to much hard work so I opted to have a little fun! He was great! I started working on backing up. He doenst do it that great under saddle (my fault... why install a backwards button when you are still working on the forward one?!) so I didnt expect much but by the end he was going 5 steps backwards without stopping or going sideways. I really did it because I was thinking about the state fair in August (our one breed show this year) and how I should take him in a western walk/jog class bride less just for experience. That way I get to see how he would do in a show ring without his bridle and I dont have to give up a class we could do well in to try it. I have no idea if it is even legal but I honestly dont care, I just want to see what he would do! Anyways, they are rail classes, therefore you have to back for the judge at the end. And so that is why I started teaching him to back.  Good reason right?! I love this horse! It is one big experiment as I have never taught a horse any of this before. Now I have two solid walk/trot/canter/whoa/turning bridleless horses going. Now to teach them more advanced moves :)

3 comments:

  1. How cool! Good idea on the western class. We are also targeting one breed show this year, there's only one that's close, and thankfully it's held in conjunction with a huge open show too. Breed shows are poorly entered for Cobs out here.

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    1. Yes most of our breed shows are back east. They have some huge shows over there but basically nothing over here!

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  2. Ooo, you should post some tips on how you train them to go bridleless! This is on my bucket list of things to teach Simon.

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