Monday, January 28, 2008

HORSEMASTERSHIP - DAY 5, 1/26/2008

Hi, everyone!

The last day of the clinic proved to be a challenging one for me, with a course that asked many questions of the horse and rider. The horse I was riding in the clinic, Caruso, a green, six year old who was recently imported, was rather fresh and was switched to a pelham bit for the final day of the clinic. Unfortunately, just as the horse seemed to be getting quiet after several repetitions of the some of the lines in the course, he became green in the mouth, and we crashed the second jump and down I went. So, I got up with the resolve to fix the problem - of course the fixing was directed by Mr. Morris himself - and we finished the line in good form. Mr. Morris was quite complementary and the crowd gave me a round of applause after my last attempt to conquer the horse's difficulties.

When I reflect on the experiences of the final day and the week as a whole, my thoughts and conclusions are as follows. When you put in one hundred and fifty percent effort both mentally and physically, you can get the maximum benefit of whatever you are doing. When you feel privileged that you have gotten to know a talented, young horse and appreciative of the great riders and informative clinicians involved, the time spent is even more worthwhile. I am thankful for the sponsors, organizations and innovators of the clinic's development and recognize that without their time and effort, the program would not have been such a success .

Catch up with me later this week for an answer to one of your recent questions.
Thank you for your continued support!
Maria Schaub

10 Comments:

At Tue Jan 29, 08:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what u did sounds like what i did at my most recent lesson except i went threw a combination. (my pony spooked while taking off and like dropped.) so down we went threw the combo. (He's okay and i'm just sore in some...uncomfortable areas.)Thank's so much.

 
At Tue Jan 29, 08:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's remember Barbero who died one year ago 2day.

 
At Tue Jan 29, 08:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was curious, and I could not tell by the pictures posted on Equisearch.com, did you ride with a rounding or without. I know Mr. Morris is not a fan of roundings, but I was curious. Thanks so much!

 
At Mon Feb 04, 01:27:00 AM, Anonymous Alice said...

Thanks for the interesting update! Sounds like you're having a blast, I'm really enjoying your blog. You go girl!

 
At Mon Feb 04, 09:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi maria i was just wondering if you could expand on some of the things you learned from george. i was reading online about how you learned the importance of the crest release and was wondering if that should only be used on the jumpers and if it is ok now to use it in the hunters and eq. also i read about george riding nikkos horse and how and when to use your leg at appropriate times. what things did he specifically tell you do improve on.

thanks!

 
At Tue Feb 05, 07:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you been showing any horses yet?

 
At Wed Feb 06, 08:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should update more!

 
At Thu Feb 07, 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey maria. How has circuit for you been going? I pass by a barn called "The Crossroads" a lot when i'm headed back to my barn, and i often see you there. Do you have a job with them during Circuit? Are you going to show at all.

 
At Sat Feb 09, 12:03:00 AM, Blogger Jordan said...

Hi Maria, great blog! Your clinic with George Morris sounds amazing, I hope to one day clinic with him if I'm lucky, haha. Good luck at future horse shows, and especially at college! Keep updating. :)

 
At Sat Feb 09, 10:07:00 AM, Anonymous joey the moey said...

good to hear you are riding green horses, not just the made ones!

 

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