Tag Archives: behind the bit

My cheap sidepull

If you know BG then you know that he frets, he worries, he tucks his head and becomes overbent (like a piece of spaghetti) and toys with the bit, especially if he thinks he has done wrong or is nervous … Continue reading

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October rides for Tristan

Hm I’ve come to a conclusion about riding Big Guy in October – it’s going to be about Relaxation and Belief – for both of us to learn again that we can do this together (and HAVE done it!) He’s riding … Continue reading

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Activate: Mobilization exercises (1)

Mobilization exercises from the dvd Activate your Horses’ Core by Dr. Hilary Clayton and Dr. Narelle Stubbs. This is one in a series of notes for my blog I’ve written to record my horses’ progress. Disclaimer: I highly recommend you consult your … Continue reading

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Riding the poorly balanced horse

I’ve been pestered a bit about when Big Guy is going to ridden. It’s gotten a bit irritating to say the least and I try not to snap back something along the response of “he f*cking broke his pelvis six … Continue reading

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The Art of Alchemy

Often then not, I feel like I’m an Alchemist of old trying to figure out how to turn lead into gold, and mine the secret of the horses’ nature. I may see others getting gold, but some of it is false, … Continue reading

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Building back (first ride since the fracture)

First ride on Big Guy in probably over a year. He’s been on rest for 7 months since the pelvis fracture and the three months before that we were in a temporary boarding situation that did not have a safe … Continue reading

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too tight and overbent

He was wound up, behind the bit, just too overflexed and tight. Probably all my own fault. Continue reading

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