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 Post subject: Re: Back Crunch help???
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:18 pm 
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Jo, they used to say that a great way to warm up to do something is to do some stretching, but I've been told recently that one should warm the horse's muscles up before stretching. So maybe try some running around...good foreard walking and some trotting, then try a stretch and see the result is any different?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:14 pm 
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:funny: a horse-goat :funny: :funny: wow super that on a rock....amazing...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:01 pm 
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she is such a star!!!!!! :love: I love the way she had problems the first time getting the right hind up so the second time she started with that one, such a CLEVER girl, and that final scene is just amazing!!!!!!! well done both of you!
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Hey thanks Sue!!

She's got some great 'try'! And this obstacle stuff is really helpful for horses!! And yes, confidence is one of the best!!

Of course I knew that when I trained agility dogs but I am seeing lots of benefits come out of theses exercises for Lucy and Jack too!!

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Thanks Lasuria and Inge!!!

This exercise is so good for my big girl!!! She always starts the game herself so I think she likes it too!!

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 Post subject: Re: Back Crunch help???
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:37 pm 
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Thanks Brenda and Karen,

I always think movement is best first and have often been perplexed by the idea of heavy stretches before runners run. Seems like the wrong way round to me. But she has been so over enthusiastic about this stuff that I have let her, up to this point, lead the way. She is more reluctant to 'move forwards' than do the stationary stuff so I have been keeping her motivation up by following her lead. Maybe its time to insist a bit!!!!!

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 Post subject: Brenda's videos
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Brenda isn't here much any more :sad: but I wanted to share one of her new videos. She has a new member of her little herd, "Cisco" :cheers: Of course this is a new and different Cisco.

He is beautiful. The video is beautiful. The music is beautiful.

So on behalf of Brenda, please everyone, meet Cisco, and prepare to be moved...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d5WWFQHLro

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 Post subject: Re: Brenda's videos
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:19 am 
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thanks Karen, nice! Maybe she is passing by and see this topic


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