Sharon and Sienna

Sharon and Sienna

Social Media Internship

I was fortunate enough to be offered a Social Media Internship with Parelli, which has now turned into a permanent position.
I am excited to be here in Pagosa Springs on this journey and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This Stuff is Great!!!

I had an amazing day with Sienna on Sunday, it just seems like everything we have been doing reached a whole new level, here are some of the things we played with:

Maintaining gait on the 45ft line at the walk trot and canter
With rhythm, relaxation and contact, Sienna will happily maintain gait for 6-10 laps. A different story about 5 months ago when she would come in after 2-3 laps

Weaving cones with the 45ft rope
it was the first time that we had done this on the 45ft rope and Sienna did great. Prior Preparation is the best!

Mounting from the fence
Sienna blew my mind yesterday when mounting her from the fence. She has no problem side passing over to me when I ask her, but yesterday she offered it. It was like she said: "Here you go mum, get on" – It was
AMAZING!! – I gasped so loud that Molly looked over to see what had happened, I must have had the biggest grin on my face :0)

Jumping with Savvy
I haven’t really jumped a horse since I was young and even though I have wanted to try it, now that I’m older it’s a little scary, but yesterday Molly really helped me with this. While riding Sienna bareback and playing the pushing passenger game, Molly led Sienna at the walk and trot over a pole so I could concentrate on what my body was doing and where to put my focus. It was an awesome session and a bit of an eye opener –
FOCUS IS VERY IMPORTANT! :0) – It was an awesome session and next time we are going to do the same thing only set up a small jump, I’m so excited about it. Watch out this time next year, I’ll be jumping barrels!!! :0)

Point to Point
Again Sienna blew my mind with this. She has a really hard time walking in a straight line (apparently get's it from her Dam), so we do a lot of Point-to-Point and Tit-for-Tat. Just going from one side of the arena to the other I would normally have to correct about 10 – 15 times. Yesterday it took about 6-7 to start with, but on the last pass there were NO
CORRECTIONS!!! Woo Hoo – at that point I called it a day, I LOVE my pony :0)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sharon:) love reading you'r blog,sounds like you'r doing great. Miss you, big hugs from Norway:))