I’m in my Happy Boots!

Last week was a great one!  Sometimes in working with a horse it can be frustrating and discouraging. Sometimes I feel I am just not making any progress. I am just not getting anywhere. But not this past week!  There are some very basic things that have fallen into place. I have grasped what is needed with the canter.

When I posted a couple of weeks ago about the new level of the canter we were working on and I was concerned that I might not be able to re-create it in the  show ring this coming weekend. Well I am not worried about that now. I have a clear idea of how I need to ride to achieve it and Biasini has grasped what he’s being asked for.

Here is a photo that was taken at our last show in Florida. This photo captured a very good moment.  I can tell you that we did not have this at all times during our test. So here is what is good about the canter in this photo. You can see that his hindquarters are engaged and he is bringing  his hind leg under him. His shoulder and neck are up in front. His neck is rounded and up and his head is at the vertical, nose not behind nor in front. Now we have that canter  much more consistently not just for a fleeting moment.

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So I am looking forward to the show. I am in my Happy Boots!

31 Comments Add yours

  1. 😁 that’s great! 😁 I know that feeling. I had to train my own parakeet (nothing like this but still) and it took a long time and there were definitely frustrating days. Congrats!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Training a parakeet would have challenges as well I am sure. But good for you to take that on. Communicating with another species whether horse or bird is a wonderful and often humbling thing to do.

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  2. thinkinkadia says:

    Good luck for the show! Following you😉

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for the good wishes and for the follow!

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      1. thinkinkadia says:

        You are welcome.

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  3. Sadaf Siddiqi says:

    That’s the spirit. You inspire alot of us here.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you I appreciate your comment.

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  4. TAJWAR FATMA says:

    Ma’am I cannot express how happy I get to see you both together 😀 I have wanted to ride a horse always, but Im so scared that it’ll throw me down.
    I wish you loads of good luck ♡
    Have a great week ma’am!

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  5. NorCal Zen says:

    Looking forward to hear about it. That photo captured a beautiful moment.

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  6. Congratulations and best wishes for a great show!

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  7. sandyjwhite says:

    I’m glad your hard work is beginning to fall into place.
    I hope the show goes well!

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  8. sandyjwhite says:

    I’m glad all your hard work has begun to fall into place.
    I hope the show goes well!

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  9. Elizabeth (HorseLover4Ever) says:

    I’m so happy to hear that!!!! 😀 I had a wonderful ride yesterday as well…probably my best lesson in a long time!!!! ❤

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Great to hear that!

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      1. Elizabeth (HorseLover4Ever) says:

        🙂 🙂 🙂 ❤ ❤

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for the reblog!

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      1. dray0308 says:

        You are welcome!

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  10. Avery says:

    yay for happy boots! Best of luck for the both of you, I know y’all will do great!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Avery!

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  11. dirtdaubber says:

    Sounds like teaching school – day after day of putting in the effort and work of molding better behavior and choices. *sigh*

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’ve never been a teacher but yes it is days and weeks and months of hard work but when even one piece falls into place it is such a joy and a triumph. I like your reference to “choices” that is very true even for horses!

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  12. Anne,
    Good luck for the show. Can’t wait to read how it went.
    Vanessa

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. We don’t have the best weather forecast for the weekend but Biasini is resilient in rain and wind so we’ll go for it!

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  13. Akuokuo says:

    Love the white jodhpurs!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      They look nice but are a challenge to keep clean while grooming and tacking up the horse! I wear an apron while braiding and grooming.

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      1. Akuokuo says:

        Oh I hope you share a picture or video of that😊

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      2. anne leueen says:

        I hope my husband will take video.

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