Sunday, September 18, 2005
My first jumping lesson!
I had my first jumping lesson today, and it was so much fun! I did way better than I thought I would. It was a little scary a few times, but I didn't a.) fall off or b.) fall all over the horse. In fact, I rode well! I rode for a long time today. I wanted to tire Mallomar out before my jumping... Sign in to see full entry.
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Friday, September 16, 2005
Can't decide if this is a good thing
Mallomar usually fusses a little when I pick out his back feet. He likes to pull his foot forward a few times before settling down. I've realized that he's not really trying to pull it away, so I move my hand along with him for his two pulls and then he is fine. Today he didn't pull either foot even... Sign in to see full entry.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
You know what would be really nice?
A dedicated washing machine just for horse stuff! Sign in to see full entry.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Horse Hair Mystery
Today I vaccumed the saddle pads before washing them. I figured this would result in less hair in the washing machine. Imagine my surprise when I found clumps of hair on the saddle pads after washing! I guess it was effective in one way: the hair was clumped, and not spread all over the place. I... Sign in to see full entry.
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Saturday, September 10, 2005
It was actually cool this morning!
When I started riding at 6am it was actually cool! Not as in, "Hey! It's not boiling hot!" but actually cool! It was a lot of fun to ride this morning. I rode for an hour straight, mostly working on my posting trot and doing a lot of figure-eights. Mallomar is now wearing a shocking neon pink halter... Sign in to see full entry.
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Sunday, September 4, 2005
I got to see Mallomar jump!
Today after I was done riding a woman asked me if she could use Mallomar for her jumping class. The trainer who owns the barn likes him to keep in jumping shape, and this woman needs to borrow a horse for class. I decided it would be fun to see someone else ride him and jump. He looks really nice... Sign in to see full entry.
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Friday, September 2, 2005
Today was backwards from last time
Poor Mallomar! He must have been bored to tears today. All we did was trot, trot, trot around and around and around and around and.... But after a while (a long while) I was really getting balanced and I think I was posting lower. Totally unlike Wednesday, however, the canter felt really... Sign in to see full entry.
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Thursday, September 1, 2005
Some things are snapping into place
I have moments when my trot actually feels coordinated. And when I rode yesterday, I really felt like I was balanced and controlled at the canter. I am worried about Mallomar's teeth, and his owner won't get back to me about them. I'm sure she doesn't want to spend the money to have him checked and... Sign in to see full entry.
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Sunday, August 28, 2005
Boy, has this blog missed a lot!
I actually kept an off-line journal of some of my Mallomar-related experiences. I can't remember why I didn't post them; they probably need to be edited or something. Well, I can't go back, so here's a recap: I got to be a better rider and Mallomar got calmer, so we have really progressed. We have... Sign in to see full entry.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2005
I think I'm the only one on Blogit who writes about horses!
I just did a search on "horse," "horseback" and "riding." The only horse-related blog entries "horse" brought up was this one and a blog that ended over a year ago. The only horse-related blog entries "horseback" brought up were ones I made in The Bunny Blog last year. It was pretty much the same... Sign in to see full entry.
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