Saturday, February 6, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again (almost)



First event of the year - Student of the Horse Horsemanship Clinic. I participated with our stud, Traveler, and my husband gamely came along with his horse, Joker. It was great to get out and be out once again - out of the mud and the wind - and back at it. Practiced indirect and direct training in the round pen with other horses (mares) and spectators - Traveler was pretty good. Only took a couple of flying Lipazanner-like leaps when I asked him to canter. Lots of ground work, flexion, lots of desenitizing, lots of re-establishing our communication. Joker did well too - although in the middle of trotting a circle he stopped and literally forgot what he was doing, what direction he was going and where exactly he was. It took a minute and then it all flooded back to him. Clearing out all our cobwebs. And I probably had the most. Two weeks we start our intense training at Spokane Sporthorse. Good grief - I have a ways to go.

3 comments:

  1. HI Liz! Sounds like a great event to start the year off...clearing out the cobwebs, plenty of ground work, getting back in sync and I especially like the part about being out of the mud and wind! All good prep work for your intense training. Now that sounds like fun! Enjoy the journey.

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  2. Hey Liz!! Great to see you out and about! =] Great you did this with your hubby - what fun!

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  3. Liz, Traveler is handsome as all get out! I am partial to beautiful full blazes. Yes, you are in for a lot of "work" - but OH, how much FUN will it be!!!

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