"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."

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Today was Rather Fun and quite interesting.

I first Played with Mr. Blaze on-line, I started out just getting our sideways toward me a little more refined, he tends to lag his QH's allot. after I was done with That I taught Blaze how to do Haunches-in From zone 5, with 1 rein. he was really good on one side, But the other wasn't as good. since he can do Haunches in to the left under saddle and can't do it AS WELL to the right, but we're getting their and fixing it on the GROUND first, (Thanks Fran for that Advice.) so I have decided to play with our circling more, Blaze is Pretty good, but I haven't asked him to really circle in a long time, so I will be asking for more laps at the canter with me in Neutral-no nagging. I tend to catch myself clucking allot, I know that must get SO annoying to Blaze. so any how, that is what I am Playing with.

so anyways I asked for the circling game and he tends to pull on me going to the left so I played with that til he stop ed pulling, then I went to 2 reins-zone 5 driving and played with weave with simple lead changes, Hopefully before long we'll be able to get flying lead changes, just need to get those haunches in better and we'll get there quickly. tho I am taking the time it takes, no rushing!
I was finally done with that and figured how about I play with our Draw at liberty, and he was really good I was really focusing on my energy and my belly button, I was trying make sure I wasn't driving him away, and he did awesome, and we played some stick to me and he was fantastic! and also did some zone 5 driving at liberty, he was REALLY good.

I then put the bridle on Blaze and got on bareback and did a warm up Walk-Trot-Canter each way-RELAXED! and then started with our finesse session. Blaze was really good with his canter walk transitions so I asked him to do some flying lead changed over this small log and he did FANTASTIC!!!! was so balanced, hopefully, we will be able to do it without the log in a few weeks, I also played with Haunches-In and he did REALLY great to the left I didn't even ask for it and he offered it so I was like NEAT! and we got a few steps to the Right. it was super! then I asked it without the fence to the left and he did great! then I angled my body and had a suspension rein, and supported with my right rein, and got a Fabulous side pass. he was really listening to me we can't so it to the right yet without a fence, but we're playing with it! after all that we had a very nice and relaxing ride around the pasture, did follow the rail and played in the lake some since it was perfect weather out side. and ended it after all that. It was so awesome, I am really learning allot and now saving for Karen Rolf's Book and Walter Zettle's DVDs. I am seeking more Knowledge about Finesse!

well after a Long Great day I think it is time for me to hit the hay ;)
Got rain comming in tomorrow...Not looking forward to more rain, Hopefully I will be able to Play with Blaze again Once it drys. anyways Goodbye till next time!

Hannah & Blaze

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fun in the sun!!

so today was a rather fun and interesting day.

first off I was Going to bring Blaze, Amour, Joy, and Angel, up to the round pen, and since the round pen is on the other side of the lake now, I didn't want to make 4 drips, tho it would be some nice exercise. me being lazy I haltered all 4 and had 4 lead ropes, and on my way I went. of course, Blaze wanted to lag behind and so did Ange, and the 2 good girls- Amour and Joy stayed close to me.

skip onto what we did.
started out I Played a little with 4 horse liberty, that was fun! everyone did great. then I Taught Joy to lay down, she did fantastic! what a smart little girl, I can't wait to teach her everything Blaze can do. then teach Blaze to Jump over her (tho I will be VERY careful with that)

Then rode her a little, and then rode Amour Bridle less, and bare back and Angel to. and we played with our freestyle, and they both did pretty good. Angel bucked a little and so did Amour, silly girls. then I got off and started teaching Angel to bow, which, I have to be EXTREMELY careful with Angel, since she is a RBI, she can go catatonic very easily, so I taught her to bow. and almost taught Amour to bow.

after I was done with that I Practiced My level 4 online audition! with Mr. Blaze. he did FANTASTIC!! Tho, Our Flying lead changed were um a little rusty! tho we are working on them, his trailer load was awesome! got him to trot into the trailer from 45 feet away, then we went on long line driving and he did fantastic simple lead changes, and weave and learning haunches in! we'll get there. then I hoped on and went for Freestyle and he was FANTASTIC again! we are almost ready to Film L4 freestyle, just need a little more control at the canter!

everything is going so Great with all of them. I am Having so much fun learning new things, and tomorrow I'm Gonna play with Finesse, and flying lead changes, and possibly shoulder in-Haunches in. and side passes. and play with some patterns with the girls, maybe Online for Joy...Freestyle for Amour and Angel and some online for them both.

well Gonna go eat dinner here in a few.

Keep it Natural
Hannah & Blaze

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Play!

So I have been having a BLAST with this snow! unfortranily it is almost all gone but I got some Great videos and pictures today of be Blaze and Hope playing in the snow! I hope everyone enjoy's it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


OK yeah so I've been absolutely terrible lately at keeping This Blog updated! My my apologies to all my Savvy friends!

so As usual The rain has been preventing me from being able to play much and it drives me Crazy! I think we've gotten more rain in 2 months then we did in 2008 and 2009! which is crazy!

OK so The other day I FINALLY got to ride Blaze and for our warm up I ride him bridle less and asked him to walk trot canter in bother directions then some simple lead changes and then we did some spins and some roll backs and all that good stuff.\

so I got off put the bridle on him after making a couple of adjustments to the bridle. got on and we played with a soft feel at the walk trot and canter, Honestly I think Blaze HATES the confidence bit. because he was chewing on it and yanking on it allot! time to save for the cradle ay? any who then I played with haunches-in and he did it perfect to the left! I mean PERFECT!! we're still working on going to the right tho we got a couple of steps! I did a few other things with haunches-in which I really think if I keep at it that haunches-in will help our lead changes well actually I know it will help them! But anyways I hope to film my level 4 Finesse audition soon, once I have the lead changes and the haunches in. and Hopefully I will have a new video of all our progress in a few days here.

well it's sunny out side so I'm going to go play with my wonderful horses!

Hannah & Blaze