Monday, May 25, 2009

Outside riding for all!

Petey was worked in the round pen, without longing today for the first time in a while. He spooked at a few things, but they were jump a step spooks that were pretty darn good! His turning is improving, and we loped around a little bit to remind him of that gait :P

Chubbs went in the outdoor and was better about thinking about rolling, and trying to graze. He got a little full of himself watching the pony riding session in the neighboring round pen, but for fresh and in no way over worked or tired, I was happy. Ideally though I am going to start working on less rounding his neck, and more breaking at the poll.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Double ride!

Even though Chubbs was only rode on Thursday without longing, today was too nice to pass up! So we saddled up, didn't longe, and rode outside. Now being a fancy stud all his life I wasn't sure if he'd been ridden outside ever. Well he rode fine. Got a little full of himself every now and then when the pasture horses watched on, but turkeys and ponies calling didn't bother him, the grass did tempt him, and he only seriously considered rolling. No attempts though :P

Petey was longed and ridden yesterday, so I hoped on him today without longing and simply walked and trotted around. He was a little full of himself, nice rounded back, and started trotting on his own, but for a 20 some ride 4 year old, I still say that is pretty good! Oh and we even rode over a tarp with no problems :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Both back in training!

The trainer has been riding Petey 3x a week last week, and again this week. I didn't ride last week as to not confuse him, but after the 3 times this week I'll continue riding him. Hopefully we'll have a riding video done tomorrow.

I have been riding Chubbs though. Just a few times a week, both for fitness and to get in synch with each other as far as cues. So far he is doing fabulous! Very smart, and quick to pick up!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rode and Riding

Saturday after 2 weeks of very non-existant working, I longed both boys and rode them both.

Chubbs and I have MUCH fine tuning to do! Hope to start being more consistent with him!

Petey was great for how little longing he needed! Today Petey actually started part time training to make sure he was getting the saddle time he needed. It will just be 3 x a week, for a month, but after this week I'll probably start riding him 2x a week myself, for a full weeks worth of riding.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Got to get some of that spring fever out!

So since this has become my catch up on housework weekend, the boys have just been getting out to run for "training" time. I just figure its better on there joints then longing :P