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Youthful Exuberance

After another very pleasant and educational trip to Florida -helping drive down the first shipment of horses, I was inspired to start back with the babies.  Solo however was not quite so inspired and after two pleasant days of walking around the are
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Movin’ On Down

Solo has again had unscheduled time off. I wrote the previous post on Jan 31st and I did get to ride Solo that afternoon. He was a good boy and I walked and trotted in the arena with a helper on the ground. I was excited to have him ‘going̵
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Wither Problems

The day of my last entry, I rode Solo in the afternoon at walk and trot in the arena. I rode him with another horse, however, he was a bit sticky and kept stopping and starting and throwing his head back at me when I leant forward to get off his back
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The Small Things

OK, so the progress this week was so disheartening that I couldn’t bring myself to blog about it. He had Monday off, then on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I lunged him without tack to let his withers heal. To keep his interest, I put a pole o
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Moving Forward

The photo is a cheater from last week when we were lunging him without tack. I started the week on Monday with a horse shopping day. It was lots of fun, we went to Watson Farms in Priceville where we looked at about thirty, three and four year olds.
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Happy Day

I have come to the conclusion that my daily ride on Solo is the make or break point of my day. If my ride on him is good, I am on a high for the rest of the day. If my ride is so, so, then I tend to be thoughtful and spend a lot […]
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Hamming It Up

From Thursday onwards, the week just went from good to better. I had a nice ride on Friday – usual ’round in circles’ both on and off the line, but it felt like he was enjoying it more, and discussing it less. On Saturday when we we
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On The Road Again

The horses are all home from Florida. We arrived back yesterday at three in the morning and today I need to drive back down to Florida pick up the house trailer. This means I don’t get to ride Solo before I leave. Solo has been in work while I
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Proud Mama

It would appear that our boy is finally ‘over the hump’. He has not looked back – he continues to enjoy his work more every day, and trots forward with a greater degree of enthusiasm and confidence, by the minute. While I have been
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The Canter

Solo cantered beautifully yesterday and today he is having a well earned day off. It was the first day that Selena and I have both been there together in about four months. We lunged him and then loose schooled him a little in the indoor arena. He is
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