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coloredred
8th June 2010, 12:27 PM
I've given up using the school at my yard for anything other than lunging once or twice a week. It's so deep it's like the dry part of the beech complete with pebbles :rolleyes: So i now school in a spare field. Since i've been doing this i've noticed magic's canter is so much better, still too fast but no where near as bad as in the school, but who can blame him for not being able to find his balance in there when even i find it difficult to walk in there!

Hopefully you can see an improvement, i know i can. His outline is still inconsistent but his back is stronger than it was and he's holding his head much lower without being quite so tense. I'll post an old pic at the bottom.

Anyway pics
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill01.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill02.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill03.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill04.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill05.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill06.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill07.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill08.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill09.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill10.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill11.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill12.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill13.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill14.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/schoolingstill15.jpg

Old pic
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic18/14th14.jpg

beks the artist
8th June 2010, 12:33 PM
Aww Magic has pointy feet! Looks very good indeed! Well done. xx

gem
8th June 2010, 12:37 PM
He does look a lot more relaxed. He's tracking up nicely too. I agree grass is a much better surface to work on. Much more springy!

IcarusGirl
8th June 2010, 12:38 PM
the fifth pic from the bottom is lovely! He does look a LOT more relaxed :)

May i suggest sliding his saddle back a few inches? (i know you've had a lot of trouble finding them to fit, so it may have wriggled forward while you were working!)

coloredred
8th June 2010, 12:42 PM
Thank you :D

IG, it's a really forward cut saddle, it doesn't move, just looks more forward than it actually is. The points of the tree are about 2inches back from his shoulder blade if not slightly more. I really want to get a 2nd cheaper saddle to school in so i can have longer stirrups, i've been keeping my eyes open for an older t4 dressage saddle.

Just drawn a line on this one that was taken before the others, the saddle was in the exact same place when we'd finished :)
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/colouredred/magic19/saddlepic.jpg

amandaxx1
8th June 2010, 02:13 PM
He looks great, nice and shiny too x

bimba
8th June 2010, 04:06 PM
He looks much more chilled than in the older photo. Really pleased you've finally got a saddle sorted!

IcarusGirl
8th June 2010, 06:35 PM
Oh yeah i see about the forward cut of it. It must be nice to have a saddle that stays put!

coloredred
8th June 2010, 06:44 PM
Oh yeah i see about the forward cut of it. It must be nice to have a saddle that stays put!

Yeah it's really nice to have one that doesn't move, he seems really comfortable too.

My Crazy Clan
8th June 2010, 07:08 PM
wow hes looking slim! and shiny! lovely photos :)

smellycat
8th June 2010, 08:02 PM
his trot is lovely, looks much more loose

Ussiarella
9th June 2010, 11:49 AM
Great pics :)
I love him he is sooo cute :)

coloredred
9th June 2010, 12:55 PM
Thank you everyone :)

He feels so much different to ride now, in a good way of course lol.