Wednesday, May 15, 2013

4 day Paul Dietz clinic with Jake.

Last weekend we hosted a Paul Dietz Horsemanship clinic. There where two clinics, foundation and a little more advanced Horsemanship. It is a lot of work hosting a clinic specially since we where waiting on our last foal to be born. FINALLY ( two weeks late) the day before the clinic started our mare Lady ( Goodesgold Impressive) gave birth to a beautiful black colt.

I was planning on riding my gelding Warrior Freedom during the Horsemanship clinic. Last year we did the foundation so I thought we where ready to step it up. Unfortunately his hoof was a problem. I don't know if you remember but a couple of months ago he had a huge abscess blown out. Now it is all grown to the bottom and a large chunk of his hoof was about to break of. IF that would happen he would for sure be lame. I did not wanted to take that risk and decided not to ride him BUMMER.

So I took Jake ( my horse Spirit was already "rented out"). Jake is only 5 still growing, very green and has no idea what to do with his long spaghetti legs sometimes. Also he doesn't trot or gait but does a bunny hope, camel gait. very uncomfortable. Later we managed to get at least a good lope, but we need to work on the gaits in between for sure.
The first day I was too busy getting everything and everybody organized so I started in the Horsemanship. That was a little to much for him, and also he became Mr. Studly with those nice mares riding around him. but it was a good experience for him and me and we accomplished a lot.
The rest of the clinic I rode him in both clinics so he was busy ;-) and he made such big progress.
Very proud of him. Here an impression of what we did.











Thanks for reading,
Marion Huurman
Hidden Cave Ranch Curly Horses, KY



6 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Marion! Wish I could have attended. We are taking a Western Dressage clinic this week-end and have our first performance with the Adirondack Drill team. Please give Blue-eyed Jake a hello from me!

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  2. How fantastic Marion! GREAT job promoting the breed. Jake is so handsome! I just love how honest you are in your assessment of your horses - it makes the photos even that much more impressive because you make it look so easy! Love your western attire too BTW., you look awesome!

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  3. Congrats on your new foal! Mama and baby look great :-)
    I love the natural horsemanship!!! You look great and your horse looks relaxed. So wonderful!

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  4. Wow, Jake looked so supple and responsive! What a handsome dude, too. And you ain't too bad yourself, Marion; Denise is right, you make it look so easy!

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  5. Thank you all for your replies. Appreciate it a lot!

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