Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Level 100 Mares

Level 100 Mares.

I have been busy with school for my Master's lately (5 classes left to go), so that has been taking my focus in the evenings when I'm not riding.  It has not taken my focus from Klein and Super B though.  They continue to work hard and bring their A game.  I've been jumping B at least once a week and working on dressage with her.  Some of her flat rides still include ground rails set up for various exercises if she's not jumping.  She has started to really put together some gymnastic lines lately too.





Klein continues to stay on the next level with what I was talking about in my last post.  I have been jumping her regularly again now too.  Schooling B makes me realize how advanced Klein is with everything she does.  I can set up virtually any exercise with jumps in a ring and Klein will have no problem.  On the flat she continues to become lighter and lighter in the bridle as well.


The night I took the picture above we did a bareback dressage school and it was amazing.  She schooled all the second level movements wonderfully.  It helps she is super comfortable, so riding her bareback for an hour is really no problem.

Klein doing one of her stretches.





She sure has figured out what type of movement she is really capable of in the past two months.  Hard to believe this is a draft horse prancing around like that.  

Some video from this past weekend:


B continues to look the best she ever has.  She also has decided I can brush her with whatever brush I feel like now.  She used to be VERY particular about what I was allowed to brush her with, but one day in the past few weeks she just stopped with that and I can use whatever brush I want on her.  


It still amazes me how well Klein and Super B hit it off when they first met months ago.  Klein's list of horses she likes has always been extremely short.  Usually she stays aloof and acts like they're not even there.  She has always liked B though and just look at them...



Funny thing about the night they were running around together, it was all fun and games until B thought Klein was trying to race her!  Klein may be way, way more advanced in her training, but she will never beat B at her own game!


10 comments:

  1. They are two lovely mares.

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  2. Their proud expressions in that final photo. Just wow. Super stunners. Both of them.

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    1. The mirrors probably don't help! They're like "damn, we look GOOD!"

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  3. Love this post! Girl, you are such a lovely rider and trainer! No wonder your mares are working so hard for you...you work hard for them. The pictures of the girls playing together then racing is just too fun! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Well thank you very much for that. I have watched that video more than a few times and it makes me laugh every time!

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  4. They are gorgeous!! What good girls :)

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  5. I love seeing them together, and B looks like shes doing great. I've been so jealous of your photos and lack of rain!! They are looking awesome.

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    1. B has just BLOSSOMED out here! This move was the best thing to happen to her! We are all enjoying the lack of rain out here too!

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