"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."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Success and Goals

Lately I've been doing Transitions with Blaze everyday. and he has been doing fantastic! he now will stay at 1 speed at the trot, unless I ask other wise, and the canter is getting allot better too! we did 1 lap with a very slow canter each way! he still is more prepared to go then he is to whoa, which we're getting there, by lake land he should be just about perfect. I also have taught him when he is laying down to lay his head on me! which is so cute haha. our newer trailer he was scared to go in because he can't turn around in it, but finally he is over that and will go in with no problem, even on a 45 foot line, and will back into it, and his turning when backing by the tail or me just backing is perfect, I don't even have to touch his tail and he will back and turn whatever way I won't him to turn, yay!

and here are a few goals I have

1: lead changes

2: build his neck muscle

3: be able to do finesse better

4: get 3 speeds within a gait bridle less

5: get his sitting longer, and him knowing what I really mean

6: get him to look in the direction he is going, when doing a side pass (he looks the other way and his shoulder leads)

so just a few goals I have, I know not all of that is gonna happen before lakeland, But hopefully a few will, I've also been playing around with shimming because Blaze had dry spots the other day, and now I might need to buy a couple of more shims.

so I've just been playing with allot of stuff, we have been makeing allot of Sucess

well just a quick up date'
Hannah & Blaze

Thursday, August 20, 2009


lately Me ad Blaze have been doing LOTS of transitions, because he always goes fast when riding such as walk trot and canter, well his walk isn't really fast but everything else is......so Thanks to Cassie and Fran, I have been doing things to build his core, and to help him get slower in his gaits, and so I've been doing Transitions, and I haven't played with Transitions like I should have because before I did it and nothing never happened, little did I know I wasn't doing them long enough, and so I did it for more than an hour the other night, and around the end he started just ding a very slow jog, I was like OMGOSH because he has NEVER EVER done that on a loose rein, it was amazing, so yesterday, I rode him again, and at first he was fast, but first thing he saw that we were ding transitions he slowed down, and every gate, even the canter, it was too amazing, and I even had him a very loose rein, it was so cool! we did that for about 30 minutes,and I warlike woooooooooooooooooow! because this whole time I figures out why he wanted to go fast all the time, and that is because I always wanted him to d, but never really played with our stop, so he was more ready to go, then he was ready to whoa, and it was that simple, one of those "OH DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH!!!!!!!!" moments, but he is doing great!

we also are going to pick up our horse trailer were buying tomorrow, it's a 2 horse straight load, which all we need, and it's red, and just needs t be painted, and her daughter does berral racing, and I hope maybe I can get them into parelli, the daughter likes parelli, but doesn't think she can barrel race and do parelli, which she can, (I wasn't there when she said that) and she wasn't there tonight, but should be there tomorrow, and there son was very nice to, he likes "breaking horses" ick, hate that word, lol but he doesn't know better, they are a very nice family!

and tomorrow my mom is calling the vet to figure out how much cog gins are, and were gonna get that done, soon and get a Health certificate, and well be set for lakeland, just need to buy our tickets, and when the time comes will be read to go, I really can not wait allot of my friends are going, and some people I haven't got to meet in person ad just know from the savvy club, and it'll be really nice to meet in person, hopefully I won't be RBI haha, like I was in Jacksonville last year, but if I am oh well hehe

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Lately I've been reading my Mastery Manual #7 on flexion, and "wow!" I have allot to play with before I can even do finesse, such as.....first I need to build Blaze's core muscle, he is every weak there, so I'm going to start backing him up steep hills, to build that, and his top line is not the best, so I'm going to start trotting him over poles to improve that. and also I have allot to improve myself with to even be able to ride with finesse. I need to build my core muscles, and learn how to do all of this, it is VERY confusing, I need a Professional here! lol! (never been to one) O.O! I figured out I am stiff when I ride blaze sometimes, and Blaze does not use his back and he doesn't use his HQs

I was looking at some pictures I had, and I was leaning forward, and Blaze wasn't using his HQs AT ALL!and I figured out when I ride angel she has this HUGE canter, because she is using her whole body, and Blaze is short fast and choppy, so I have allot I have to do!! I'm gonna work hard on getting my self to know how to do this, and build blaze;s core muscle, and get him to start using those HQs, he always stops on his for hand, and that has to stop! lol! I always was wondering when he stops why do I always fall forward, even if I'm on my balance point, and that is why! he isn't using his HQs! I have a picture of that, and have another O.O!! lol, also I'm gonna have to buy a confidence bit for Blaze, then see how he does with that, then save up and buy a cradle

also, I'm gonna be getting Blaze's coggins done soon, just in case if were picked for lake land spotlight. I'm VERY excited, cause just about EVERYONE I know on the savvy club chat room is going, HOPEFULLY I won't be RBI like I was at Jacksonville FL, last year, but I'm getting better with people, my problem is trying to keep a conversation with someone! I'm like hi, then don't know what to say LOL!

anyways that is what I've been up to lately, very very busy! I promis I'll post more!

Hannah & Blaze

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Something new!

here is my video I made today, and filmed it today!! we have some new things I've been playing with! and Im VERY proud of Blaze!!



Hannah & Blaze

Monday, August 10, 2009

Good Morning!

Ok! Hello! so lately I've been sorta busy again, I've been playing with the horses more, some intresting ones with Angel, Joy, and Blaze. and they are doing Great things, I saddled up Joy the other day, and we had our first canter!! been walking and trotting for a few months (bareback) and this was the first time with a saddle on (when me riding) and we did walk trot and canter! both ways with no bucking!! for a 2 year old she is so sweet! and very easy to teach, (LBI/LBE)

Then that same day once i got off Joy, I saddled up Angel, and Angel is more advanced under saddle now, (L2/L3 stuff) and for a 3 year old she is very impressive! I've been only riding her with a halter and 12 foot line tied into reins, and bareback or saddle, and here is some stuff she can do with a saddle and halter, and without it, she knows how to go sideways (bridle less and bareback) can back (briddle less and bareback with legs) and walk trot canter, turn, jump (bridle less and baeback) and all with a halter and saddle on too! and I do have to be careful because she is RBI, and will explode if you push her to hard (I figued out this when she filped over on me last year) :O but it was my fault, and that is another long story. but I've been playing more out side the round pen, trying to get her to maintain Gait, she will at the walk and most of the time the trot, but the canter she'll buck a little, but nothing big, so we've been playing allot with that, and i've got her to maintain 1 lap at the canter in the pasture! yay! very proud of my girl, here are some pictures of her from the other night and some of just the saddeon her (after I was done riding)


lol she's a little fat




Now on to Blaze
Blaze is starting to just be more amazing everytime I play with him, we have now at liberty got our draw backwards with turns! (not holding the tail) what a smart boy! ay? and we have been playing with our figure 8! and I figured out that is more confident with me on his left side, and puts me in zone 3, so I've been trying to get him confident on his right side! and that's going great, and I'd like to say THANK YOU FRAN! foryour advice!! :D but our draw on the figure 8 (going to the right) is broken! he won't turn, so we played with that some, but on line he will do flying lead changes, on the figure 8!! :D and our long line driveing is ammmmmmaaaaazzziiinngggg! he is soooooooooooooo smart!!! I Love my boy so much!! xD so things are good, only thing I hate is this crazy Georgia heat! so I have to play at night now, 90s goooooo away! haha anyways here are some pictures of Blaze from the other day




~Hannah and Blaze~

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blaze and Angel

me and Blaze had one amazing L4 On line session, yesterday. we played with the 45 foot line, Blaze afford 8 laps each way at the canter, (while I was standing neutral. and he gave me some beautiful flying changes (each way!) so then I did some figure 8s and every time he gave me flying changes (LEVEL4!) That was the first time!! and after that I said well it's been FOREVER since I played with zone 5 driving, and he was AMAZING!!!! doing side passes at the trot, and doing simple lead changes, and backing, and doing half backing circles it was amazing!! we are ready to Film! :D then I had to do some stuff to his hoofs, and then we spend some UDT I was letting him graze, the whole thing was really fun, even tho it was very humid and hot.

now angel.
Angel and I have been playing with some more advanced things, we can almost do everything on level 2 self assessment list, but freestyle needs some playing with, but the other night I played with teaching her to back by the tail, and she now can! only took he 3 minutes to learn it, then I played with the circling game, and she did 5 laps a the canter each way! and some flying changes, then I got on bridle less and bareback, and I was splaying with my go phases, she will trot on a phase 1, but at the canter sometimes it takes a phase 3 or 4. and she'll buck a little. but it is a very lazy buck, so I can hold on with no problem bareback, she is starting to under stand my legs, when I turn etc, and she will even go sides now! she is ding great!

I'll editthis and post pictures when photobucket stops being a pain lol