Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Ceasar was euthanized 9/10/07 due to a neurological virus, possibly west nile. Perhaps the saddest day of my life. Loved you buddy!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Bad Blogger

Time to get back to the blog. Ceasar has been doing well with his stifle. Been conditioning. Rode the last 5 days. Yesterday out on the track I had a flying Lipazan. We leave Sunday for Hilltop. Very excited.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Riding for stifle health

Rode Sun.-Thurs. had Friday off. Rode 60 minutes today on the track, up the hill, thru the forest. He was excellent. Show this weekend.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

REHAB the stifle

Had Sunday off.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs. walking 30min, then some trot work, hill work, cavaletti, working to strenghten the stifle. Will be away Fri, Sat, Sun. Will be handwalked over cavaletti.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Lesson Time

Rode with Chris at Brennas. Ceasar was inattentive and runny, just like at the shows. We worked thru it. I need to work on half halting ahead of time instead of waiting for him to run. Also keep him off inside leg, keep outside rein contact even when I over bend to one side. At the end of the lesson had a left stifle lock up.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Beautiful Weather

Sat. - conditioning ride
Sun.- schooling show, 58 and 59 had submission problems but pretty good in the warm up
Mon.-rest day
Tues- conditioning ride

Friday, April 20, 2007

It's all about riding the base of the neck

Had a lesson with Doris worked on keeping C round at the base of his neck, Leg yields, lengthening, Trot canter trans.
Really need to Lay off the left rein going to the left. Better outside rein connection. Flex to outside to get him better on the outside rein. Shoulder fore to leg yield left, flex right to leg yield right.