Sunday, 26 April 2009

The Past Week

Well the past week has had its ups and downs :)

Last sunday I did a showjumping clinic and whilst the jumping was rather good, then in between wasn't and i fell off when he suddenly napped at the gate and did a mini rear and buck :/ Kate said that i should attempt jump off styles so that we get to the fence quickly as he is good once he focuses on the jump.

Thursday i had my lesson and i was rather impressed with my staying on skills. Paddy seemed a bit fresh and when he was behaving he was pretty good, but he was constantly naughty as well, bucking and rearing with the odd launch! Annoying!

Took him to his first show today away from home. It was just a dressage and we didn't get placed but we didn't come last for a change either! He had a few tantrums in the test which was annoying, and he wouldn't relax so it probably looks awful but I was happy. Though he hated the plants there! He wasn't too happy with me either cause I got to the field and he was flat out fast asleep and didnt want to get up :\ Then he was constantly fidgeting whilst I was trying to plait him up, and then got annoyed about having a bath. Honestly.

But he was rather stupid. I tied him up outside in the sun after his bath and there was a towel hanging over the rail. So dippy pony decided to pick up in his mouth, only to spook at it and run round the yard spooking but with the towel still in his mouth. It was rather entertaining!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

One step forward means two steps back

Well Paddy was in a truly awful mood. Fiona blames the weather cause it was a bit cold and wet, but it wasn't. She blames the weather cause the last time he was as naughty as he was today was when it was freezing with snow.

But anyway, I was hoping to do some dressage practise but Paddy thought not. He was walking alright and then got sluggish so I gave him a tap with the whip so he bucked, so I kicked him on just for him to rodeo (rear then buck) and he did the constantly everytime I put my leg on. Then Fiona came to chase him a bit with the whip, which normally gets him going, instead he did a bigger rear and buck twice. Idiot! haha. So I got nothing done in that session and I put him on the lunge, and he knew he was in trouble to cantered nicely on one rein, before tryingto kill be again on the other rein by refusing to move, just swinging his bum and bucking. Not happy today.

Bought him a fly mask which he looks slightly rediculous but seeing as he hates the flies cause he's always headshaking I figured he needed one! haha!

And i tried to pull his mane, another thing he hates, so we didn't get far with that. Time to get Fiona to sort it out as it will need plaiting up! ha!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Academy Lesson

I loooooveee my pony (:

He was amazing today in the mentor lesson. He misbehaved a couple of times but was overall amazing :) He worked so hard bless him and omg he was just amazing tbh :)

Yesterday he was pretty good at the flatwork, then we went on a hack, raced up the hill against tilly (it started as a nice canter, then she made it a race - haha) then he trotted behind jacks bum so she stopped and Paddy ignored me and ran into the back of him. Haha, luckily Jack didn't do anything.

EEeeeeekk :) Oh and i made a new video, not amazing but still go hunt it; 'You're my destiny [9 months] LB&PP


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

New Record

I love my horsee :D

apart from when he tries to kill me :\

I lunged him first, well I attempted and he wouldn't. Instead he kept kicking out, then was like 30cm from kicking me in the chest. Pretty lucky he didn't, though I was then very cautious of his back end! I ended up wasting about 20-30 minutes attempting to lunge which didn't happen so I jumped on board instead. He was rather naughty on the flatwork and there were some tiny jumps up, so I got off and put them up. I came into the first cross pole and he was off and jumped all of them so nicely so I got off again and put 4 of them, including a double, up to 2ft6 and he jumped them all amazing again and then got too excited and cantered off bucking, and I did not want a reconstruction of my last academy lesson so decided to end it there.

Sunday, 5 April 2009


Did prelim 10 today on the ponyy :) I was very proud of him, he was so good for me. Still trying to canter and plenty of areas which we could have done better but after the way he has been going this week I was happy. We came last, again, but ah well. He was against tough competition again and after the journey we have had/still have I couldn't be more proud. I know there have been plenty of times when I have said that I hate him and want to give up, but truthfully he is my perfect horse. I would hate to have a horse who is good to ride all the time, I would pick him any day because at least I can see our improvement. I may not trust him and I may be scared to ride him, but he is fantastic and he has given me so much more than I could have ever asked for in any horse. I truely could not thank him enough for what he has done and I hope we have a long future ahead of us :)

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Guess whatt!

yep, fall number 11 :) im getting rather good at this huh? haha.

so i decided to do some flatwork, and i had literally just got on and walked like half a 20m circle when he stopped, bucked, then launched in the air to buck. haha!

after that he worked nicely :) But i didnt get any videos :( so it will probs just be the 9month one - sorryy!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April 1st - Ha :)

Well I got a call last night asking if I could go down because Paddy had a cut. So off i walked to the yard to sort the silly pony out :\ Honestly, I have never known a pony to get so many cuts!

Today I went up, and he made his cut worse by getting it dirty and nosing it all the time causing more blood to come out :\ I hosed it for 5 mins then applied purple spray so he has a nice purple leg which better clear off for sunday cause I have a dressage competition :)

We did some jumpies todayy and he was a rather good boy. Though i did fall off (yes fall number 10) though I don't quite know how other than remembering a buck haha! And no one saw cause they asked me what happened haha! He was very good with his jumping though and we did a new height which i think might be 2ft6 or just under :D

I will get a flatwork video tomorrow cause i only got a tiny bit of jumping today so will hopefully make a video, and then make a huge 9 month one the week after so keep an eye on my youtube, yeahh??!