Monday, November 9, 2009

Rally CAN walk :)

It's been a while since my last post and if anyone is actually reading this, I'm sorry!!

So Saturday afternoon, we lunged Rally and got him to walk, trot and canter both ways which is something I didn't even try for before this. But he can do it!! Chrissy (AMAZING barn owner where Rally lives) showed us some new lunging techniques so we'll be teaching him what we learn. It's a learning process for all of us...which doesn't work for some horses but our Rally is a very patient guy and doesn't mind being in the slow learning class with us humans :)
I also got to ride SUPER calm I totally forgot what it's like to ride those big ol' Quarter Horses. His spook is like a freeze in your spot but not think about going anywhere spook. Very different from Pride's AHHH IT'S GOING TO EAT ME!! RUN AWAY!! EVERYONE!
He is so well trained...he can be steered completely with legs, no rein contact needed, which is as it should be for a well trained reining horse like himself...I'll post some pics next time I ride him. He is a western riders' dream. Chrissy would like to see him in an English saddle...which I can totally help with!
I rode Sir Rally on Monday...MUCH BETTER. He didn't even get to a canter or a fast trot...he'd break into a trot I would say ah ah in my mean LISTEN TO ME voice and he would slooooow down. Bryan actually got to get on him for his first ride on Rally boy since Bryan got broken :) HOORAY for the boys riding together.
The new farrier comes tomorrow...should go well. I'm excited to meet him. Dakota threw a shoe and might get it put back on...we'll see. I'll post again either tomorrow night or the next day...I'm getting a lesson from the lovely trainer Terry Peiper and looking forward to it :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's official...

Rally lunges!! I checked him out today and since it was so beautiful, I took him to the round pen to see what he knows. WOW, he has spent some time on that. He knows all the cues that I know and executes them very well!! I'll have to get some pictures. I decided to teach Bryan how to lunge in a spur of the moment decision, and he's not too bad at it. Bryan is a great student, and soaks up every bit on information. I'll have more tomorrow!!