Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

I call her Besos

Dec
2013
29

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

It was a beautiful day out today and my trainer was able to come out to work with the girls. The barn was quiet and i pulled both girls out of the field and got them ready. Jezebel was up first and did much better today. She always does better when she’s busier working and […]

Two Gross Ponies

Dec
2013
22

posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

My trainer came out on Sat which is great cuz shes supposed to be out this morning as I write this but alas .. pouring. Though riding in the rain is certainly an option especially when the weather is warm like it is today (WTF weather gods is the 2nd day of winter and its […]

Night and day

Dec
2013
19

posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, Training

Finally the weather was such that my trainer could come out and work with the girls. Hazer! Jezebel was up first and started off good and got progressively worse. She was determined to not hold her body straight when asked. Throwing a shoulder out and occasionally throwing it in. Anything to not go straight. It […]

The Girls

Nov
2013
29

posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Things are going well. Having two horses two ride is a big adjustment from having one, then two broken horses to rehab and not ride. My trainer Michelle comes out twice a week, Sundays and Wednesdays. On Wednesdays its just Jezebel. On Sunday she works with both horses. Jezebel is improving a lot and my […]

Body Snatcher

Aug
2012
14

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Saddles and tack, Training

I swear my horse has been replaced by aliens. Shes a body snatcher horse. Ive been riding her every day for 45 minutes plus and she been awesome. Shes being thinking and trying real hard to do everything I ask of her. Also after our first training session with my new trainer shes been very […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

It’s been 2 days now of serious ridding for me and Jezebel. Lots of rising trot and many, many circles. The Barn has been very quiet in the afternoons and I’ve been taking advantage of it and getting down to actual work. Jezebel is doing amazingly well for a horse that has had limited time […]

Whos horse is this?

Aug
2012
03

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

The rain rot is getting better and it doesn’t hurt to touch her in her ichy spots so I started to work her again. It’s Africa hot these days so “working” my horse consists of 20 minutes of lunging and yet another attempt to get my girl comfortable in the was stall (which is super […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Ground work, ground work , ground work, that’s my new theme. Since I have no saddle at the moment I’m focusing on lunging my filly. I’ve taken to lunging her for 20 minutes a day trying to get her into a routine. I bring her in from the field, groom her, put on her splint […]

posted by on Book Review, OTTB, Training

After my really disappointing day a few weeks ago with my filly I decided to read some books. Its something I do a lot. When I get stuck anywhere in life I find a book on the subject, often I find many books on the subject and read and absorb and read and absorb. It’s […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Since I do not have a saddle that fits my girl yet, we are going back to square one. The lunge line. I’m going to be very aggressive with the ground work with my filly. She needs it and I think I do to. So after about a week off from horse land, a landslide […]