Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Back from the Getaway

I attended a weekend getaway with my youth group this past weekend. It was so much fun. I played ice hockey on a frozen lake for two hours straight, went sledding for 3 or 4 hours on a wonderful sledding hill, and God made all kinds of changes in my heart. I was EXHAUSTED!

So, today, I played with Blu at liberty. I stood with him for a while chatting. Then I drove from zone 5 at liberty. I took him back to the hay room and trimmed his right front foot. . . but I was so sore from all the playing this weekend, I could not do any more feet! So Blu has one lovely manicured foot.

Blu opened the barn door and I drove him to a tree. There we worked on transitions in prep for cantering in zone 5. Blu was cantering, but with super tight lips. It was pretty bad and made me tight, too.

So, I changed it up. We cantered to a grassy spot in straighter lines with me in zone 3 and he never picked up the wrong lead. We ended with grazing and walking back to the pasture.

Natural Horsewoman Out.

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I am a young horsewoman with a million things on my mind. I have been a student of the horse all my life. As a little girl, I had a desire to understand horses on deeper levels. I believed that there was no such thing as a bad horse, and I believed that all horses were beautiful. One might say that I was a naive child, but I guess I don't have an excuse anymore, because I still believe all of that, and Parelli Natural Horsemanship is helping expand on this perspective.

What We Are Currently Playing With

  • Moving Close Circles at Liberty
  • Soft, Balanced Canter on 45' Line
  • Zone 5 Driving