Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The issue that I am having now is successfully bridging what I have learned recently with my competitive goals. The last thing I want to do is push myself and my horse too quickly, but on the same note I don't want to get stalled by not pushing enough. There is a local dressage show on May 25th that I want to compete in, and then I want to start eventing again in the fall. To me this seems like a suitable time frame, and it's not like I can't move it up or back need be. I just don't want to end up rushing my fences, so to speak, and end up hurt again...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
He was taken for a complete necropsy at the Kentucky State Diagnostic Lab, but it has not been completed yet.
According to Catherine Kohn, Vetinerary Delegate, Kingpin bled into his abdomen, and as far as she could tell, had no broken bones as a result of the fall.
"He most likely died of natural causes, not as a result of the fence," she said.
The rider was sent to Georgetown Community Hospital for further evaluation, but has been released.
The pair competed for Canada in the 2008 Olympics.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Though I would personally like to see her plumb line a little bit more in line (shoulders over hips - hips over heels), who am I to critique someone's dressage position?!
I had a semi-huge break-through with Coaster the other day in his session that I am so stoked about. At the walk on a circle (on the line of course b/c remember I'm taking a step down to work on ground work - especially until his cough gets better), without the use of side-reins or any other device other than a rope halter and 12 lead line, I was able to ask Coaster to walk more through - bent in the correct way, using his topline - and guess what?! HE DID IT! All of a sudden, when I asked it was like wham! I knew there was an inner dressage horse in him hiding away!!! Now let's just see if I can get it again today ... well, off to teach lessons and play with ponies!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Other than that though I've been riding him walk/trot/canter in the halter, getting all of my transitions off my body - I'm very impressed with how much all of this groundwork has paid off!