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Friday, December 31, 2010

Rode Missy on this warm winter day. It was nice to ride where I didn't have to wear a million layers!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Complete Barrel Pattern

Today I rode Missy around the barrel whole pattern (now that I've gotten all three of my Christmas barrels). She may make a good barrel horse, though we probably wouldn't get any winning times. lol. I was just asking her to walk since it was the first time, but she wanted to run them. I held her back but she did a trot for a little while. She was very forward and perky, really happy to be out. Doing a fast walk she seemed to really be enjoying herself. Missy didn't chomp on the bit very much and her head was not stretched out. Her neck was just a little higher than a western pleasure horses'. This amazed me because I haven't ridden her in a while. She was very responsive to my cues too! Even my neck reining cues that I'm teaching her. It's a little slippy out now but I hope to eventually get her to lope them. After I was done I let her graze. She diggs in the snow with her hooves then eats. Her whiskers got frozen from burrying them in the snow. There was some grass for her to eat when she got to it though.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Missy's been wearing the blanket the past few days and it's staying on fine. I gave her one of the molasses cookies I made and she loved it!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Year of Missy American

A year ago I was 13yro and 7months, and got Missy. Today I've had this great girl for a year. She's really improved. When I first got her she had only been ridden twice for short periods of time. Before that she had aborted a foal. Missy now turns off of leg cues and responds really well to the bit. She has jumped up to about 1' 6", has done the trails, and is now starting on barrels.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


For Christmas I am getting barrels. So far I've gotten one. I started Missy on it and she did really well. I just walked her though.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sky's Blanket

Missy tried on the blanket from Sky. I think it fits really well. She wasn't scared of it one bit, and didn't think it was strange either. I wonder if she's had one on before. I fixed the front, and I think it will work well. Thanks Maria!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

First Ride Totally By Myself

Today was the first time I got Missy ready, mounted, and rode all by myself. She did great. I didn't need anyone to hold her, and was even able to open the gate. Missy is so well behaved; she didn't even care that people were siting in their guns for tomorrow.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Katherine and I rode Missy around the yard. She did amazing. She still chops on the bit but not nearly as much as she used to. Her head set is also much better, as well as her responce to leg aids. Missy American has accomplished so much in the past year with her training.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A pic of Missy's dad American Winner

Monday, November 22, 2010


I went on another trailride Sunday. Missy was great. Really calm, but when I asked her to go she would.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Today I rode Missy around the field. She was a little spooky and wanted to go go go. It was a trot and canter day! It was fun. But she spooked once and I did an emergency dismount and grabbed her reins. I got back on and worked on calming her down.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bareback Ride

I rode bareback today. My dad taught be how to mount and how to sit. It was really fun. We trotted a little even though Missy didn't really want to. My legs might be sore tommorow though. Missy's coat is looking darker again. In spring it turned a chocolate brown, now it's almost black other than her white star and orange nose and the rings around her eyes

Monday, November 8, 2010


I rode in our front yard on Saterday. Missy bucked a few times but settled down after awhile. On Sunday I rode around the back yard and then took a trailride. It was fun, though it would be nice if I could ride with someone sometime. Today I went out and Missy is covered in mud. I'll have to brush her tomorrow. It gets dark so early now.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I went on a trailride again. Missy did great even though people were shooting in the distance. We rode all around. We're also working on hill work to build up her muscle tone. She's doing great and is at her best weight ever right now, she's not skinny, nor is she fat. She really seems to enjoy trail riding and next time I ride I think I might put up some ground poles to go over. I haven't ridden in a couple days but I've groomed her for the past couple days.

Monday, October 25, 2010


On Saterday I rode Missy and we took a trailride. We even cantered up a hill! Which is awesome because I'd never been able to canter her that long before. Also, we rode in the quarry in the field, in the woods, and all over the place. It was a lot of fun. Sunday we trimmed Missys hooves.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I rode Missy tonight. She didn't want to trot right off and bucked. I got her to trot and didn't have any trouble after that. We also worked on moving off of leg pressure. She gets better every time.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Missy and I enjoyed an hour and a half trail ride today.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Monday, October 4, 2010

Just a picture of Missy on a day I rode last week.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I rode Missy even though she was being marish. She did awesome. I've been working on my sitting trot and it is getting a lot better. Even though I was ridding in the front yard and the neighbors were working on cars noisily Missy didn't even care. She supprises me at how well behaved she can be.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Missy has been great! I've been riding western alot lately. I'd forgoten how much I loved it. I've been working on training Miss in that for the past couple weeks. She is now getting the hang of neck reining and I can walk and trot, and stop her that way. She'll back with neck reining too, but not as eagerly as split rein. She's been so well behaved lately and it's amezes me that she was only riden twice before I got her, and I've pretty much been the one training her and she does so well. She listens to every cue and does everything I want. I took her on a trailride and she took on all the obsticles like a pro.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I went on a trailride with Missy today. It was fun, fun, fun. She did really well. She was a little cautious, but she didn't really spook. Once she looked at whatever it was she would walk right beside it and not even bat an eye.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Best Hair- Style 1

More mane styles to come tommorow!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Today I rode english and worked on caveletti and two-point. Missy did awesome. Really energetic because I didn't get her out in a while, she and wanted to trot, trot, trot!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I rode english and western today. First I rode english and worked on ground poles and I set up one raised one. I worked on two-point and trotting. I even got a couple strides of canter in before Missy went back to a trot. She did awesome! Then Katherine rode western. Missy really tested her today. She was probably somewhat orenery because when we were changing saddles she must have thought she was done. Katherine rode for a while with me on the end of a leadrope. When she was done I got on and Missy was fine. I'm not sure what was up with her today. Here are some pics!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Today I rode Missy western around the yard and worked on trotting. Missy even did a western jog. It was really fun. It's not going to be fun when school starts and I can't spend as much time with her though. She's been doing very well. After we were done riding we gave her a bath. She was spotless but I'm sure by now she'll have rolled in the mud.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Today I grazed Missy for two hours while I read my school books. Then I rode in the front yard and trotted a bit. After that Katherine rode, then my dad. When we were done I gave Missy a sponge bath because she was hot.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I rode on Sunday and Monday. Both days english and Missy did really well. I worked on stopping since that is Missy's weakness. She's been doing great! Katherine rode today a little and Missy acted just fine.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday, Saterday, Sunday, Monday

I rode Missy three days in a row. Friday- jumping. Saterday- western working on reining. Sunday- riding aroung the yard and through the woods at a walk; Dad trimmed Missys front hooves some more to make them more upright. Monday- worked on hay and Missy is eating it like a horse.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Maria came over in the morning. Maria helped me groom and tack up; my dad came home and then I rode. I warmed Missy up walking and trotting. Then I tried the jump. She did great over the first time then I got a refusal the second. I walked her over the jump two times then quit to reward her.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I rode Missy english. She did awesome. I also jumped over a cross rail then a small vertical. She did well with one nockdown out of around eight jumps, the rest she cleared pretty well. After I was done jumping I worked on extending her walk then trotting. She did pretty well but we need to work on maintaining her extended walk and not breaking into a trot. I have a cold so I might not ride for a couple days but can't wait to work on jumping and her gaits again. After I was done my dad rode her twice around.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Missy got her hooves trimmed today. By my dad. They actually look pretty good. And he worked on making them more upright because they were getting rather flat. I'm riding tomorrow and probably jumping. It'll be fun!!

Friday, July 30, 2010


I rode Missy english and she did great. Walk trot and ground rails. She kept wanting to slobber on dad though.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I haven't bloged in a while so here is an update. I rode Missy on Friday. She did very well considering she was in heat. The only thing she did wrong was spin a three sixty when I was asking her to trot. She was confused, and other wise was perfect about everything. And once she understood I was asking her to trot she did. I'd like to ride again soon and work on jumping. She's also doing great with flyspray.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jumping Day

I jumped Missy today and she did really well. The last jump was really good so I quit jumping so that it would be on a good note. Then I took a mini trailride through the woods and rode in the hay field. Then I untacked and let her eat grass.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jump Standards

My dad and I took on the project of making standards for jumps. My dad made something like jump cups and I helped make the standards.