Monday, September 19, 2011

Tip of the week!

Sitting here watching "The Singoff".  I think this show is head over heels better than American Idol.  The sounds these singers make with their voices are just amazing!

Anyway, worked in the dressage saddle today on what we worked on Wednesday; forward, forward, forward!  Did a w/t/w/h transition sequence about 10 times, until his head did NOT move.  His halt leaves a LOT to be desired.  It doesn't matter what bit I'm using, whether I'm bareback or using either of  the saddles, or riding in a halter.  He hollows his back and raises his head up, bracing on my hands.  So today I worked and worked and worked until it got much better.  Did a lot on the 20m circle, did some extensions across the diagonal, and did my counter canter/flying change through a figure 8 exercise.  The change was LOVELY, so I only did it one direction and let him quit.  Nice ride today, I was very pleased.

Tip of the Week!!!
Today's tip of the week is brought to you by honorary little sis, Nicole.  If y'all haven't checked out her blog, head on over.  She is FUNNY, and has a GREAT style.  Here's her tip:

Chestnuts kind of gross me out, as does picking them off.  Slather them with Vaseline (and leave it on), 
and they'll kind of come off on their own, with minimal picking by the grossed-out.  Repeat as necessary.
Now get over there and read!  You'll laugh out loud, promise:)

Thanks for reading:)  Will post another later in the week!

1 comment:

  1. lol picking off chestnuts is gross? Uh oh...then what about a sheath cleaning ;)