"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."

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


Lauren, Sonny, and Red said...

Cool! Blaze sounds like he was a dream:)! Angel sounds awesome too! How old is she? Did you start her undersaddle yourself? Well have fun...

Hannah Willis said...

Thank you!!

and angel is 3, and yeah I started her myself she was 1 when we got her, and when she turned 2 I started her, she was like riding a 20 year old horse! no bucks, and I've been riding her for about a year