Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I ALMOST DIED and I have a training prospect

Hi!  Last night I rode Cheyanne (our neighbor's horse) !!!  I work with her every now and then but I had never ridden her.  It was fun and she is already Parelli Level 2 on the ground!!!  In the saddle is a WHOLE different story!  She is NOT stable at a walk much less a trot!  I wasn't even going to try to canter...  So I did a LOT of walk to halt transitions and when she would relax at a halt I would walk and then when she would tense up we would halt and relax again.  I got off of her when I got a nice RELAXED trot:)!  If they don't sell her today I may be able to train her and bring her to my house for training!  YAY!!!
  So I also almost died today...  Our car's tire BLEW out and we almost flipped AND we almost ran into the overpass when the tire blew!  I'll post some pics on my other blog when I get them off of my mom's cell phone:)! 

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Hey!!!  Waz up?  I got the on-line parelli patterns!  YAY!  It should be here Tuesday or Wednesday!  I am soooo excited!  Oh yah, Sonny colicked not last night but the night before so I was up REALLY late.  UGH!  He's fine now but he gave me a scare. I almost called the vet which I don't usually do for colic because I have handled so many colicky horses it ain't even funny!  He was down and he all the sudden THREW his neck onto the ground and his eyes rolled back into his head so I got him up and gave him some banamine and was going to give him 30 minutes till I called the vet but he slowly got better so I made him a warm mash and that seemed to perk him up so in about an hour he was fine and dandy!  What do y'all think it could have been?  Oh and I just found the funniest movie online here it is~

Friday, July 17, 2009

Catch up...

Well, last night at about, oh, idk, 8 or 9 o'clock I went out and played with Sonny. There was a breakthrough!! WHOO HOO!!! For a while now he has refused to do the circling game because I got real direct lined about it and would ALWAYS drill him. So, when things fell apart we quit doing it because we would end up frustrated and the session would end up in the tank.  So last night I worked on the porcupine game and did that till he was moving with little to no resistance.  Then we did the driving game until he was VERY light and responsive, I then did some Stick-2-Me to make him a little more in tune with me. Then I decided to attempt the impossible, THE CIRCLING GAME!!! I had watched a parelli show recently about how to teach your horse how to load into the trailer and it had some good tips on how to get a balky horse to move. The tips were - loooong phase 1, short phase 2,3,4, and LOTS of feel. So I applied it and he did half a lap before I called him in. Gtg!

~Savvy On~
~Lauren, Sonny, and Red~

Sonny did the circling game!

Hi!  I got Sonny to do the crircling game again!  He WOULD NOT do it...  But the second I put more feel in the rope and before hand worked on the porcupine, driving, and Stick-2-Me games.  YAY!  Well gtg mom is yelling at me to leave...
~Savvy Out~

Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm back!!! And with a Story...

Hi y'all!  Sorry I haven't posted in like FOREVER!!!  I have been REALLY busy.  I got on Red again and I will NEVER EVER ride a horse in a saddle w/ a questionable fit...  I was riding and I pushed him a little bit past his threshold and so he sidestepped, well when he sidestepped the saddle slipped ALL THE WAY TO THE SIDE!!!  I jumped off and landed on my tail bone and couldn't ride for a week and poor Red got scared half to death...  Does anyone know of a good western saddle, not too pricey, that would fit a wide backed horse?  I am getting a wintec wide for Christmas or my b-day probably but am getting a western within 1-3 months.  For now I am riding Red around bareback **SHHH my parents don't know** LOADS OF FUN!!!  Here is a video that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!~

A Good Poem...

When you run so fast to get somewhere
you miss half the fun of getting there
if you worry and hurry through your day
it's like an unopened gift
thrown away
Life is not a race
Do take is slower
hear the music
before the song is over."