"Look back at our struggle for freedom,

Trace our present day's strength to it's source;

And you'll find that man's pathway to glory

Is strewn with the bones of the horse."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Great Session!

Yesterday I had a Great liberty session. and some interesting conversations. I started out on line just to get him ready, and he was doing very well, I had a weave and a figure 8. and some barrels set up, and I started with the barrels and he did very well with everything I asked him to do with them, then I moved on to the figure 8, and he did awesome. he started to do it him self, and his weave was perfect,

so I took the halter off and started playing at liberty, and he did awesome with stick to me that is his fave game! so, I started the figure 8. and he said no. and would stop going to the left. (he doesn't like me on that side) so I just went up to him and asked him to follow me, and try ed again. and he said "NO" again. so I put him back on line and he did it perfect, so I went back at liberty and he did the same thing, and I was like OK? so I went back on line and perfect again. and went at liberty and the same thing every time. so, I need to play with that cause he did it great when going to the right. but said "no" going to the left, I hope he is better today, if he isn't I'm not gonna keep doing it til he gets it, because, "RELATIONSHIP FIRST" ;)

any way. I played with backing by the tail. and he has that so good that he will do it when I back. (not holding the tail) and I played with weave from zone 5 and he did awesome! and did some simple lead changes from zone 5 and that was really cool!

I also did some circles at liberty. and he was AMAZING! he was cantering around me. and I even got a flying lead change. (in the middle of the pasture) I was like "WOW" he was awesome. and also did some cutting game and that was so cool. he did so amazing. and after I was done you can imagin he got lots of treats, and that was my session. I can't wait to play today and play with that figure 8. I hope it goes well.

Note to self. "RELATIONSHIP FIRST!" ;)

Keep it Natural.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yay! I am Official Level 3 Grad!!

Thanks to everyone that has helped me, took me 4 amazing years. I am so proud of Blaze. but this is just the beginning I have so much to learn. and also I have some pics from Easter




Tybee. my niece :D





Cute hehe

Blaze is such a good boy

Love this one




Thursday, April 16, 2009


wow! I love the site. what a great idea. I think everyone should join and check it out. www.shareparelli.com I think this is gonna be a great way to get people to start parelli. me and my moms friend started last week. I can't wait to help her out. Thanks Parelli for the site :D

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Liberty liberty I LOVE IT!!!!!

when I got home from work it was still day light. Yay! and I had my mom drop me off at the pasture. today I wanted to play with liberty since I've been playing on line for the past week. so, I started off just stick to me. which he was AMAZING!!! he is even bettered this. but now we can just canter around with my hand on his neck and be doing a slow canter!! he is so smart!!

Then since we have been playing with the cutting game I said I guess I'll see how that is going. and so I got the look on my face and started cutting and he was AMAZING again!!! I mean this was like Pat and magic. or Linda and Remmer. he did it just like them. and then when I reached out to pet him and he nipped me LOL, IT didn't hurt, but I laughed so hard. because I was like OH!" that is what Pat and Linda say when you got to be careful with that LOL, but,then I played with backing by the tail. and he wouldn't back up. and so I put him on line real quick to refresh his memory. ( I now find how important it is to put them back on line instead of trying to fix it at liberty) anyway. when I took the halter off again he knew what I meant, and I had like 2 hairs in my hand and he backed. and did it with no hands. then I went in the round pen. (round pen gate open) and played some circling game walk trot and canter. and transitions. and he did some beautiful flying lead changes. and we finally fixed his flying change from right to left.

and we also played with jumping 1 barrel to me. and he did Great! and after I was done I just sat there a few Min's just giving him some hugs and treats, and telling him how amazing he is. he kept sticking his nose into me. But, I am so proud of him. he is getting better and better everyday. and I know since i have changed for the good he has even got better, since I quite thinking about the "task" or passing a level. I'm gonna put the Relationship always first. and since I have he is amazing. and since I've had that attitude adjustment thank you Fran. again. everything is Great!"

That is all for today.

Keep it Natual

Saturday, April 11, 2009


ok. really, I have NEVER had such an AMAZING!" SESSION EVER!!! Today Blaze and me played with level 4/5 on line. and one thing that kristi told me to do is to be able to send blaze is the trailer from at least 30 feet away at the trot or canter. well how bout this. 45 FEET AWAY" Yep first time. and I was sitting down when I asked him!! How cool!

so then when he came out I said hmmm, I have an Idea!" so I got him to turn around and from 45 feet away. (me sitting down) got him to back in the trailer. (the trailer doesn't have a ramp) this was really really Cool!! so then I sat on the trailer. and asked him to 45 feet away to go to the pedestal and put all 4 feet on it, wow!" was he offering alot today or what. :D so then I got on top of the trailer. and got him to go in. then got him to stop half way and me stand on his back to get down!!

so, I went to the bigger wide open part of the pasture, and asked him to canter. and he was a little RB because this is around are house and he stays on the other side of the lake with the other horses, so when we would get to the side that went to the pasture he would pull hard. so I just had steddie presure. and he kept staying on the wrong lead going to the left. so, I kept him going til he got on the left lead. and then he slowed down in his canter and started blowing. and he was at the end of the 45 foot with some slack. and my feet still. and the he got past my shoulder and i got him to do a beautiful lead change.

and going to the right was more beautiful cantering. took phase 1 for the canter. and I didnt have to nag. he kept going and going. L4! and then I got him to do a nother flying change, woohoo" and I am also getting him to jump 1 berral from 45 feet away. and also tought him to rear the other day. and got him to do one big rear. and he is getting better by the day. I am so proud of him. he is learning so fast

Keep in Natural!

~Hannah~ :D

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Level 3 On line.

I have Passed my level 3 on line. :D yay! I have one more to go to pass Level 3. and I'm sending liberty tonight! it passed as level 3! I really do think I should have done a new video. blaze wasn't really connected that day. but it looked pretty good. but are on line since then I think could pass level 3 ++ or level 4. but I am so greatful! and happy! :D

Friday, April 3, 2009

How amazing!!

Blaze is getting more amazing everyday!! he is offering more. and I am still doing hill therapy. and his gaits are getting better by the day. been a few days since I've done any because it has been raining like CRAZY!! are lake is over flowing! :O but anyways, today was sunny so I said hey I think I can do some hill therapy. and I had the 22 foot line on. and asked him to go out in the circle and his send needs to be better! he is slow at going so I will play with that. anyway. I started at the trot and he wasn't pulling on me at all! in fact. he was getting closer and closer and closer. till he was doing a very small circle around me. tehehehehe. funny boy! making the circle smaller. Lol. then I asked for the canter. took phase 1! and he said yes ma'am. How cool!

and just like the trot he got closer and closer and closer till he was doing a small circle around me at the canter. I think he is getting pretty smart. like hey I go in closer and the circle is quicker. Lol, and gave me some very snazzy lead changes. which was really neat! and then I started playing with sideways to and away. and he is getting really great and the trot. I was on the end of the 22 foot line and he slowed down and I was close to him.(still holding the end of the 22 foot) and so there was lots of slack and he kept trotting sideways! and didn't try to run he kept going! then when I played with sideways too me he was great. we don't have it at the trot yet but he did offer a few steps! it's a start!

so I took the halter off and started some liberty. which I think is Level 4 quality!(maybe) need to look at the self assessment list again to make sure. but he is amazing at liberty now. I would do a norther video. but my mom's computer is messed up. and my brother doesn't want me using his. ugh. but oh well I guess I'll save up for my own "AFTER" I get my cradle and theraflex pad. anyways... I played with circling around me. and that was perfect! just like on line. he walked trot and cantered around me at liberty! so cool! and I am playing with the change of direction. he will stop then turn. so I need to play with that. but are canter too me is getting Great! and stick too me is awesome! and i also been playing with the cutting game. and that was cool. blaze did that today! I was so proud of him. I think I've finally found out what makes him tick! and thanks to Fran for helping me with are cantering etc. It has really helped! and also thank you Fran for that attitude adjustment!! I would have still been having trouble if it wasn't for her.

check out her blog. everyone can learn something by reading it!


I gotta go. sorry for not posting much. been really busy!

Keep it Natural!