"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, May 28, 2010

Almost time

Tomorrow I am leaving for Florida to go down to my friends house for a month, with Blaze, and Amour!.... this is going to be so much fun. I am sure I will learn allot and get plenty of videos, and pictures.

Blaze and Amour are all ready to go, we're getting our trailer back today from Trailer for less (the trailer had a break problem.) then I can pack up my Ropes, halters, saddles, pads. etc. and of course today packing cloths. I'm getting real excited because this Woman is AMAZING!! she can take any horse and have them amazing really fast and I am looking forward to see her at work!

After I get back from Mirka's I a going to TN to train some Horses (I get to bring Blaze with me!)..It's actually kinda weird that I am now traveling around some helping people with their horses, but really exciting to, cause I am expanding my teaching ability's!

I am not sure if I will be able to access a computer while I am down there so if not I will tell everyone all about it when I get back.

I do have some new videos, and pictures!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bridle less Dressage etc.

Blaze has been learning Natural Dressage with no bridle, or halter, he is doing exceedingly well. He is now starting to collect at the trot and walk and being able to hold it longer, and longer. Also he will back up and be able to collect, it is really neat stuff. I've started on the ground with him and have built it to under saddle. He's getting really close to being able to assess level 4 finesse, I want everything to look like a dance and truly be able to do every task before I even think about sending my Level 4 finesse in. I've seen allot of people sending their auditions in and not being able to do truly every task, or their horse will "some times" do the task but the rules truly state for L3/4 that the horse must be ale to do it every time, and it's kinda like cheating otherwise. And I don't want to be one of them. anyways Amours liberty is getting closer to L5, on some games, she is extremely start and I've taught her to pick up my carrot stick, and my next goal is to teach her to paint. Her Spanish walk is perfect and she is starting to be able to do it under saddle.

My next goal is to teach her lead changes, she hasn't ever been asked to canter for more then a few seconds so I'm playing with asking her to canter longer, and longer, and once she has that I will be able to teach her simple lead changes, then one day flying lead changes.

Angel's zone 5 driving is coming along great! her liberty is really good to, she is just about ready to self assess level 3 all the way though, except for freestyle we still have some task to learn there. But in no rush! relationship first.

I am really starting to be my horses "Mother" rather the leader, and every single one of my horses are meeting me at the gate everyday and nicker at me and love to follow me around which is extremely awesome and has always been one of my goals! neat stuff.

Besides that I'm just preparing for Florida, and getting really excited about this trip, and I will be sure to take pictures and videos if I have time of course!

Here is a few new pictures.