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Saturday, January 26, 2013

More Pony Work

Well I been riding Kali for the last few days and today we switched and I rode Jessie and my friend rode Kali.  She really liked her so that was good.  I think that's cause she feels safe on her cause she is super slow and kinda lazy and she has nice movement and she is always well behaved.   Always makes me feel like I been doing something right if other people like my horses as well.

I rode Jessie and she was kinda silly.  She kept rushing and then she tries to cut the corners and then drops her shoulder in the turns.  So of  course I had to make her work and carry herself correctly and slow down.  Once she had it at a slower lope, I asked her to speed it up and she was good then as well.  But of course by then she was pretty sweaty.  I been trying to lope early and then just trot and walk later so she isn't as wet when we are finished.  So we did more trot work and we since the cavelleti's were set up we went over them a few times and then I made them a little higher and we went over them a few more times.  She is funny how she will stub her toes on a pole just laying on the ground but over the jumps she doesn't hit them at all.

Sure feels like Jessie is huge after riding Kali for a few days.  I kinda prefer Kali size, she is sure a lot easier to get on and off.  I still have been working on massaging her sore shoulder and today I noticed that she is sore on the other side of her neck as well so I been working on that as well.  I don't really know what I am doing, but as soon as I hit the sore spot I know cause she reacts to it and then she starts to lean into it so she must like it.  I would like to do more, but my fingers get sore.


Country Gal said...

Sounds like you are very busy with your pony ! Maybe she has pinched nerve in her shoulder ! Hope all goes well and if others can feel comfortable on your horses then you are doing a fantastic job with them ! Have a good evening !

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like She is a great horse, and Jessie is a bit of a pistol these days is she? If you look on my friends list on facebook there is a Tina Prescott, she is an equine chiro maybe she could help?