Monday, June 28, 2010

Pictures part 2










Pictures part 1





Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

WE WON!!

Sorry i don't have any pics or video uploaded yet but i will by Monday or Tuesday. Im tired!!

I was shocked and amazing when my name was called in our division. We were in the Elite catigory(moved from Ground Me because of our challenges), which was for the mustangs going under saddle. But almost half of the mustangs wern't going to be ready to be ridden by the expo so they decided to make a sub catigory for ground only. They gave 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to ridden mustangs(all amazing!) and then we got 1st place out of all the ground work elites!! We won a throphy and prize money, both of which will be coming in the mail. I am just so overwhelmed, and EXCITED to get home and learn as much as i can before next year!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday - obstacle course & Showcase

Here is the video link to our morning obstacle course. He rocked it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNiauu4eVeI



And the Showcase was fab. as well! hegot to show off his skill on the platform and the gate while 6 other horses were around us doing the poles and balls.

Midge got ponied in from a golf cart, then we got to play with the ball, tarp, barrels and a little jump. It was tons of fun! I have video but won't be able to post until after this weekend as my dad has the camera with all that on it.

Tomorrow is our last day of compitition! We have a performance routine at around 10:00am then we just have to sti back and find somone to adopt them!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We are here!

We arrived at around 4:00pm and got everything settled in. Navy and I walked around and he got to meet a lot of the volunteers. Midge got hadned off to a youth volunteer and they walked her out for me.

From 7:00-9:00 we got to go out and practice for the showcase. LOTS of standing around at the in gate and waiting for your turn to go out to the arena, but they are both taking everything in stride. Nevy is a bit nervous about on the concrete and man-hole covers but is getting used to them.

Neither of the horses like being in their stalls, but i think once they have been in overnight they will settle down more.

Time for bed! LOOONG day tomorrow!




Sunday, June 6, 2010

Trail ride!

Went out on a trail ride yesterday and Nevy ponied along so nicely! CAN"T WAIT FOR THE EXPO!




Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mr. Nevers, superstar

Nevy acting like a baby! I turned my back to talk to a student and when i turned around he was eating the chair! Then he proceded to pick it up and knock it over.


So i don't know how many more blog posts i will be able to squeeze in before the Expo(6 days!!!) but Nevy and i are doing REALLY good! He loads in the trailer, stands, and backs out when i ask. We have gone for a couple rides and over the next week i will take him to a stange place and practice re-loading. He comes when called in the pasture, lead from both sides at the walk a trot. Can do all the basic requirments for the obstacle course, and well as some bonus point things.

As of today i can pick up all four feet for around 3 seconds before he gets fussy. I hadn't really planned on working with the back feet before the expo because he has been REALLY nervous if you do anything past his shoulder. But today we were just hanging out in the arena, he was working on ground tieing while i was teaching a lesson. I figured i should at least see how far down i could take my hand before he got nervous, figuring i would MAYBE make it to his hock. Well, he let me run my hand all the way to his hoof! No fuss, he was ground-tied and to be honest kind of gave me a look like "what took you so long?" So i just kept petting his legs and once he got bored and cocked his foot to rest i just asked to hold it and he gave it to me with no problems! i think i was able to do each foot 10-15 times. So we have 6 more days to practice. We will keep working on that and start getting used to a hoof pick and rasp. Although his feet don't look half bad, he needs his basic farrier care sooner rather than later.


I also have a video of us doing liberty in the round penning, him walking through a lardge mud puddle, and him ponying through some obstacles with my student Camille which i will post later.
video