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Jul 21, 2022
Cody & Peyton July: July has been a hot one all around, so I’ve been trying to get in the saddle at by 7-7:30am to get some ride time in and practice my timing with the music and the size of the arena. Cody lost some weight from the Colic and then didn’t eat a ton of hay while we were at the clinic, so I’ve been trying really hard to put some weight back on him (I’ve learn that is hard in this heat and getting a fresh cut bale of hay is even harder this time of year around here). Switching pastures has done a nice job in helping with this! I had to let the girth down two holes just in the last week! So, I say that was a success. Bath time this Friday (Cody’s favorite)! And then heading out bright and early Saturday morning. The state show is this weekend and as I was feeding the horses tonight I was looking at Cody and just started crying it just hit me tonight that he really is leaving and how much I’m going to miss him over the past year we have had our ups and downs and I look back on it and just see how much I’ve have grown as a rider because of him and how much he has learned when I first got him he wouldn’t even trot and I wasn’t confident in making him do it but now he loves to canter and jump and I love to do those things with him so while I will miss him I am grateful for the time we had together and I know that wherever life takes him next he will do great things and will be loved just like he has been for the past year. I love you Cody! INTRODUCATION Introducing Cody, a 19 year old Appendix Paint and 15 year old Peyton Carr. This past year, Cody learned to canter and jump while his pilot, Peyton, gained confidence in him and herself. As Cody goes forward to his new life, Peyton knows “it’s time to let go” Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
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Jul 21, 2022
Cody & Peyton June: We have narrowed down our theme and pattern for the state show. This month Cody gave us trouble trailering to take him to the local arena near the house. So, we worked on the trailer for a couple of weeks he even ate his dinner in the trailer for several nights in hopes to get passed his anxiety and become friends with the trailer. He does a lot of head weaving when he is nervous. Our club always does the A&M Horsemanship Clinic at the end of this month, so I decided since he missed the county show due to colic, he had to attend the clinic with me. He did amazing with 41 kids and horses we have three clubs in the area that combine usually. It was a huge clinic this year. I felt that he did very well at the clinic with that many horses and kids especially when some kids don’t respect the personal space. No major weaving and anxiety and we were in the saddle from 7:30 am to 4:30pm with an hour lunch break for two straight days, I call that a win. We had huge growth as a team in those two days. he really picked up collecting and was able to do some side passing which I’ve tried several times on my own and have really struggled. I also got some great stops. It felt awesome to be recognized at the clinic for being a part of the Homes for Horse program. Loading up to go home was not as easy as coming he did have a little bit of anxiety in the trailer, but we let him unload himself when we got home and will be working on trailering until State.
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Jul 21, 2022
Cody & Peyton May: We have been practicing hard to go to county show and then on to District where I had planned to show him in English flat work, but Cody came down with Colic three days before our county show. I went out to practice a few patterns and he started acting funny RED FLAG #1, standing stretched out. I tied him up thinking at first, he was just stretching but as I was getting my other two horses settled in, he decided to lay down while he was tied up to the arena fence. RED FLAG #2. So, at 7:30 am my mom started calling around to see which vet could come out. All vets were busy of course and couldn’t show up until 4 or 5 that evening. I just kept him walking in the shade took up all his feed and only offered water while my mom and neighbor tried to figure out next steps. A local vet said to come get Banamine based on this weight. So, my dad drove up and got it at noon we did as the vet said to put it in his butt muscle. But after calling Lexi we should have put it in as an IV because we could have caused other issues. Luckily, we didn’t have any, but I did have my aunt come over and teach me how to do an IV in the horse neck so now I know how to do that. Plus, IV reaction time (is in a matter of minutes) is better than the rump shot (which took about an hour to work through his system). We decided not to stress him out anymore then he already was and not take him this goes around… All the weight we worked so hard to put on him, he dropped a lot of it. So, working on weight gain and taking a rest for this month.
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Jul 15, 2022
MARCH Why is ground tying important? Ground tying is an important command to teach your horse to stand still. It comes in handy if you want to adjust a jump, check his foot on a hack, help another rider, open a gate, or move a fallen branch out of the. A horse standing quietly makes everything a lot easier. What are the steps to teach the ground tying? Start by having your horse stand still while he is tied if he moves a leg ask him to move it back. He will eventually learn to stand still over constantly being re-adjusted. Next stand facing your horse holding the lead. Step away if he moves ask him to return learn to anticipate his moves and simply put him back. Finally, you back away to the end of the lead. Drop the lead and increase the distance between the two of you. Drop the rope down to the ground to signal your horse to stand still. If the horse moves, you get him back to the same spot and then reward. What should you master first before teaching your horse to be "sent" over an obstacle? You should have great groundwork with your partner, then do it slow in the saddle. I like to try poles and then x poles that we just walk over a few times then trot and move to the canter. There are some horses you will know right away they enjoy obstacles over ones that are too scared but being confident and looking ahead of where you want to go is always the first rule to follow! True or False? When trotting with your horse to speed them up you should use your lunge rope to tap them in front of their chest. False, when asking for a faster pace you can either post and trot or squeeze with my legs a little more and loosen the reins moving them a little higher on its neck.
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Jul 14, 2022
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Peyton and Cody September - October Journal Entry: Day 1 : I met kid and got to talk to some of the people that had been taking care of him then we took a picture he spooked at the backdrop and I put him back in his stall a bit later I got to work on leading him around then at the end of the day I loaded kid into the trailer with no problems other than my on mistake as it was my first time loading a horse into a trailer we got home a bit late so it was dark but he unloaded easy I walked him to the round pen (where he will be staying until he can be with the rest of my horses) (He is named Cody now) Day 2 : This morning I went out to feed him and my other horses we put hay over into the round pen and put his feed and medication in his bucket I cleaned out his water bucket and refilled it for him I also cleaned out the round pen later I came back out and groomed him for the first time I thought it would be fun to rinse him off with some water and when I was dose he rolled in the sand later my grandmother helped me feed him alfalfa Day 3: I fed him before on one my classes and came back after since we decided it might be good to let him out for a bit with the other horses he has been walking with the other horses and grazing all day my uncle came by at around 2:00 so I introduced Cody to him and worked with Cody on leading while my uncle and mom talked I even let go of the lead like a liberty exercise he did really well and listened to all my cues I still have to work on his pivots and backing up but overall I am very happy with his progress he is doing much better than when we worked together on leading at the meet and great Day 4: Same feeding and today we got to work on lunging I was very surprised as the other two horses that I worked with on lunging a not like him is for example my horse fly bucks every time I lunge him, but Cody is very calm and listens to me. I continued to work on the liberty with him. Day 5-8: My other boys seem to be getting along, we separated their feeding areas for the alfa and grain feeding time so there were no bulling issues. It was said that Cody chased off horses when sharing a free choice round bale of hay, but he doesn’t seem to be having a problem here. I have notice he pins his ears when we are feeding him grain but if he’s not around when I set the buckets up, he’s fine. Will be working on feeding times more with him and my other two. Day 10: We completed the assessment today he did so well the only incomplete was catching him from the field, but I just must work on that with him Day 11: Today I got on him for the first time and got to walk him around I tried to trot him, but it was almost like he was going buck if I kept trying to make him trot so I’m not exactly sure how to fix that I plan to ask Lexi about it on Thursday. Day 12-23: Riding a little mainly walking he doesn’t like to go much more then in a walk. Pinning his ears if asked to do more. He has great groundwork, verbal ques, loves to do liberty with me and follow everywhere. Still a little bit of chase to get him in a harness but it’s getting better. Day 24: Savanna and BamBam came over to ride for a bit and then we trailered them up to take them to our first 4H meeting Halloween Costume Party. Cody loves baths and drinking from the hose. Day 25- 30: Cody isn’t scared of much will just about trust me with anything on the ground. I can blind fold him and he will follow my voice. Day 31-38: It rained a ton this week, so we mainly just worked on liberty when the weather allowed. Day 39-45: Working on putting more weight on Cody. Farrier says his feet are perfect. Still doesn’t want to trot for me but loves to walk around, being groomed. Doing Lots of liberty. Day 46-53: really worked on getting the correct leads and trying to fix his join up so he turns into me and not out in the round pin. Still pins his ears at me in a lot for the trot and lope ques. He truly is a sweet old man but beginning to think he might be a grumpy old man when I ask him to do more than what he wants to do. For the Month of October, I feel like we have really bonded, and Cody has been accepted in my current herd of Geldings without any major issues. He’s not scared of much just super suborn but I feel like we are moving forward just might need a little help once we get new tires on our trailer, I plan to take him to our vet and trainer to see if there any other issue we might not see.
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