18 May 2011

I'm sorry I stopped updating. I'm going through somewhat of a crisis right now. I don't really want to talk about it on here. Cruizer is doing well. We got some pretty spectacular compliments from an outside trainer who I did a group lesson with. She asked me to step it up though and push him for more impulsion and bigger movement. We've been working on that. He gets tired fast but he's doing well and feels great. I also played around with our flying lead changes exercises yesterday and he started to figure out what we were doing (smart boy) and he gave me another flying change. His rail work was excellent. I rode him in a new saddle (western training saddle my coach picked up) and it fits him (and me) like a glove.

This weekend we have a show, but I don't know if I'm going or not yet because of this virus going around. I don't think it's worth the risk. We're discussing it with the vets.

We go camping next week, which I'm really excited for. I need a break from everyday life. It will be nice to have some relaxing time with Cruizer.


  1. Hope everything works out OK for you.

    How nice to get a compliment on Cruizer. He is a really nice horse and clearly quite smart. Those flying lead changes can be a challenge. Well done.

  2. I'm not surprised he gets tired quickly working on impulsion. All new muscles probably hehe. He'll gain endurance with work. I'm glad he's doing so well. He sounds like such a smart horse.

    Sorry you're dealing with a crises. I totally understand not wanting to talk about it on your blog. I've run into problems with sharing too much about my personal life on blogs. People can be so judgmental. If you need anything just let me know. I hope things get better soon.