"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."

Friday, June 26, 2009

Finess/Dressage Naturally. and STAR!

OK first. I'll start out with my interesting/fun/crazy session with the leader of our herd. miss big and bad star. she is a big sorrel QH mare. (LBI to th max) she is 12 or 13 I believe. anyways. for the long es I haven't done much playing with her at all. since I've been advancing Blaze Joy and angel and spirit. so that is 4 already. but star has such a nice gait and would make an AWESOME levels horse. Problem is she has 0 respect for humans. be for when I would do the circling game she would turn and charge at me. and (be for) I would be very scared. but not anymore. I already solved that problem about 2 years ago. I said you ARE NOT gonna charge at me. and have to use a good phase 4 and she didn't do it anymore. but anyways. yesterday I wanted to start playing with her more. because if I can get her to Respect me and trust me I know she'll be amazing! so I played a Little bit on the ground. and she was pretty disrespectful. but after I go some respect I said maybe she is ready to ride. so I got on. and fist thing she started rearing and turning and trying to get me of (I was bareback and had a halter and lead tied to reins ) and this horse when we got her she used to be a trail horse and a 7 year old used to ride her. and she was used for a trail horse for all ages of kids and was a dream. I guess because we haven't done so much with her in so long I guess she sorta just got bad. OK back to what I was saying. she was rearing and bucking (very lazy tho) and I kept turning her head laterally so she couldn't do it. and I got some control over her feet! and I have never jumped her with me on. ad I try ed it and she did it! and was pretty good! (got a video of it) maybe on today! and then she doesn't want canter with me on her. so I asked her. (had to do the big es phase 4 ever, just to get on stride) but she was bucking at the same time. and then started rearing. but she wasn't gonna get me off. and I asked her again another HUGE phase 4 and she gave me some more strides but kept bucking. so I said you wanna buck!? well lets buck hard. so I kept asking and asking till she finally said you know what! this isn't fun. so she stoped bucking. and I stoped and gave her a treat. and got off did some more stuff to get her to respect. like backing her. and moving her front end etc. but over all I know she can be a good horse, just needs to learn to respect. I think she'll teach me allot. she is by far the most challenging horse I've ever played with. which is good for me

Now my update with Finesse and Dressage Naturally!
since I've got my Wintec Dressage saddle. Finesse and Dressage is allot more easy for Blaze because he can use his back! so I've been Playing allot more with it lately (I have a video of yesterday but the computer doesn't want to upload our Piaffe video) anyways. Blaze will now give me a soft feel walk trot and canter in a halter! and he will now do Piaffe still not quite like Magic tho! and we can do Pirouettes. and side passes at the walk trot canter all with a soft feel. Just about ready for L4 I might when I'm ready do the audition with a halter. because I rally don't like using a bridle cause I know if I was a horse I wouldn't like a bit in my mouth at all. even if I was in good hands! but that is just me! ;) but Blaze is getting more amazing everyday! and I can't wiat to go home and do some UDT!

until text time Keep it Natural!

~Naturally Hannah and Blaze~

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