Trooper

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Trooper

Walking Horse

Generator Meets Chance

#20600425

16 hands, 2 inches hands
1200 lbs.
Color
Training Status
Riding and Ground Training
Ground Hours
52 hours
Riding Hours
170 hours
AM Feed
PM Feed
Special Needs

CREDENTIALS

LATEST LOG ENTRY

04/15/2020 06:43

Trooper's details changed.

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has been changed from Generator meets chance to Generator Meets Chance.

03/26/2020 08:11

Riding at Buckeye

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TOF, TOH, King\\\'s X, canter, transitions, collection

03/25/2020 08:08

Riding at Buckeye

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King\\\'s X Snow man, little circles at gait, big circles at canter, straight through middle- D-, small gait, large canter three times, stop in middle, change direction, add other maneuvers Barrel- small circle with correct flexion, stop, turn into barrel

03/24/2020 08:04

Riding at Buckeye

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King\\\'s X 1. Walk to left, not against the wall 2. Cross diagonal, change flexion in the middle 3. In the corner, circle to right, can do circle to left in next corner 4. Can mix it up on corners or straight away with transitions and change of flexion 5. Slowest gait on short wall, then ask for collection on long wall Can mix it all anywhere in the pattern

03/23/2020 08:03

Riding at Buckeye

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In the back covered arena again, pulled the wagon and did a repeat of yesterday.

03/22/2020 08:00

Riding at Buckeye

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Pulled the wagon, ponied Emelio, played with TOH,TOF, backing a circle with counter flexion, canter, stop, turn, canter with collection.

03/21/2020 07:59

Riding at Buckeye

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Turns, canter, flag with split reins.

03/20/2020 07:57

Riding at Buckeye

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Canter and collection work in back covered arena.

03/19/2020 07:56

Riding at Buckeye

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Turns, canter, canter departs, flag.

03/17/2020 07:54

Riding at Buckeye

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In the back covered arena, canter, turns and then some on line with Jeanine and Emelio

03/16/2020 07:51

Riding at Buckeye

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Canter and turns again the the back covered arena.

02/29/2020 11:07

Riding at Buckeye

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5 Easy pieces Turns

02/28/2020 11:04

Riding at Buckeye

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With Jeanine working on turns and canter. Start with circle and inside eye, take inside rein to hip, outside rein loose. Lift inside rein to stop forward using inside leg to ask hip to go around. Once you get the hip around use supporting rein to move forehand. Walk out when momentum dies out.

02/27/2020 11:03

Trail ride

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Trial ride with Jenna and Suzanne at Estrella Regional Park.

02/21/2020 11:01

Riding at Buckeye

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Flag session. To help with turn, especially to right, ask for forward then direct rein to right and allow left foot to cross over, then walk off. Slow and right on turns.

02/20/2020 10:59

Riding at Buckeye

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First ride new bit. No issues, Played with circles and turns

02/16/2020 10:55

Riding at Buckeye

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Third ride in the Schleese saddle. Several issues 1. Hip pain after about 45 minutes 2. Seat too small and makes me feel tipped forward 3. Fenders too short and top of boot get stuck on bottom of hte fender 4. Pommel too small 5. Horn too small 6. Latigo keeper in wrong place, hits my knee 7. Can feel where the fender ends and the strap begins on the inside of both thighs, pulling the fender up helps but then causes the #3 issue.

02/15/2020 10:48

Clinic with Tina Giordano

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Clinic with Tina using new saddle. Played with libertyfocusing on friendly, HQ control and STM. Riding focus on using more leg and less rein, driving the boat, square turns on the cloverleaf. Began to be uncomfortable in the saddle after about an hour with bilateral hip and inner thigh area pain. Trooper seemed to like it though.

02/14/2020 10:43

Riding at Buckeye

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First ride in the Schleese saddle. Walk, gait, canter.

02/12/2020 10:40

Riding at Buckeye

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Another good session. Eight minutes flat walk both directions followed by 3 big canter circles with downward transitions. Change direction, repeat. Canter was much more consistent today. Then a walk around followed by more turns.

02/11/2020 10:38

Riding at Buckeye

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In the big warmup arena we did an 8 minute warmup at the walk each way. Then we did 3 really nice big circles each way at the canter. Also worked on turns and stops. Good session.

02/09/2020 10:36

Riding at Buckeye

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New bit, split reins. Worked on turns, canter, gait, stop, back, one handed in the box

02/08/2020 10:33

Riding at Buckeye

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Low key day. Tried him in the snaffle. He responded well and softly. Played with the method of asking for the turn that we learned at the clinic.

02/07/2020 10:26

Ranch riding and versatility clinic

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Ranch riding and versatility clinic Gate, need more practice pulling open and being more fluie Slicker, worried when I put in on his hip Back the L, touched a pole. Back a little, move HQ then FQ, then straighten and continue back Bridge, cause some worry at first, but then he was able to go with confidence Gaits need more definition between walk and extended walk Reining pattern, SIT UP AND BACK, HEAD UP! Turns, direct rein in a circke with nose over the foot and hand at the hip. Slowly draw back indirect rein, walk out when you feel the turn Hold the cow. Approach and then stop when cow moves, then go when cow goes, keep cow between my knee and Trooper\\\'s should (like on the flag). Stay up with the cow and slightly ahead to turn.

02/06/2020 10:23

Riding at Buckeye

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More flag work today. Remember to draw rein to hip in making the turn rather than leading the nose around. Then just hung out and watched Jeanine work her horse in the RP.

02/04/2020 10:12

Riding at Buckeye

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Trail ride to the lake with Jenna and Suzanne.

02/02/2020 10:09

Riding at Buckeye

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Worked on circles today. Was able to do a circle at the gait and lope on a loose rein in both directions. Then repeated the at the canter in both directions. Then we did some gaiting around the perimeter. Finished with a mosey into the back covered arena. Good session.

01/31/2020 11:00

Riding at Buckeye

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Started in the RP doing some STM at a higher speed and the downward transitions to stop using longe whip to help the stop if needed. He finally did a nice stop with voice only. Then repeated the Figure 8 and today he did better with the patter. Then a few laps at the canter in both directions. Rode in the roping arena with FTR until he blew out, then did some HQ and FQ yields with canter departs. Then to the circle spot where we did 3 circles in each direction at the canter on a loose rein. Finished with 5 easy pieces.

01/30/2020 10:53

Round pen session

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On line Figure 8 on the 22 using the longe whip. Had to help him the the pattern quite a bit.

01/29/2020 10:51

Riding at Buckeye

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Grazing around the RP area, then walk to perimeter. Some turnout time followed by RP session.

01/23/2020 10:27

Riding at Buckeye

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Started with a spin around the perimeter, then back to the big arena where we worked on the canter. Some difficulty with the right lead. Then rode back to the Montana for a visit.

01/20/2020 10:38

Riding at Buckeye

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Started in RP with some on line and a little liberty. Then to the big arena to work on gaiting, canter and transitions.

01/18/2020 10:19

Trail ride

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Trail ride in Cave Creek with MeiLing Hunter. Warmed up in RP, then out to the trail. Trooper was connected and calm the entire time in spite of the other horse attempting to back up and kick him.

01/17/2020 10:22

Riding at Buckeye

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Started in the RP with some on line TOF and TOH, and then picking up all 4 feet. Then to the big arena to do some HQ and FQ yields, gaiting and cantering.

01/16/2020 10:14

Liberty, yields, circles

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Short session the the RP. Moved FQ and HQ with quality on line. Got some nice circles both directions with slack in the line. Did some nice transitions at liberty.

01/15/2020 10:10

Riding at Buckeye

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My boy is back. Started in the RP on line with friendly, then moved FQ and HQ. Then circle at walk and trot with slack in line in both directions. He stayed relaxed and connected the entire time. Then to the big warmup arena. Started with a couple laps on a loose reind in both directions. He blew out quickly. Then gaited both directions and asked for canter at the corners. The right lead was a little hard to get soe we did a turn back and he got it right away. Stopped to chat with friends for a bit, then took a few spins around the roping arena. Best session yet.

01/14/2020 10:26

Riding at Buckeye

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Warmed up with some walking around the perimeter, then to the big arena to work on gaiting and cantering.

01/14/2020 10:08

Rode in big arena

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Rode in the big arena at Buckeye. Worked on HQ and FQ yields, transitions, canter.

01/13/2020 10:04

On line and riding

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First hour friendly and on line moving FQ and HQ, pickup and put down all four feet. Then rode in big arena. Moved to smaller arena and tried some HQ to FQ canter departs. He had attitude. Had to shut him down a couple times.

01/09/2020 10:00

Saddle fitting session

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Saddle fitting with Schleese saddles. Went well and he seemed to move right out. I rode in a 16 inch saddle and felt pretty comfortable. They suggested I could go with a 15. Ordered one. To come in 2 wees.

01/07/2020 09:58

Trail ride

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Trail ride off Watson. Hard, rocky climb. He was very steady.

01/06/2020 06:50

Riding at Buckeye

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Trail ride to lake. Trooper was much more relaxed except when we got to the sandy area, and even there he was way better.

01/05/2020 12:15

Riding at Buckeye

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Day 11 at Buckeye. Started with a short RP session where he was connected from the beginning. Then rode more of the property today while there was lots of activity going on with the big barrel race. Walked by the pasture with the cows where he was a little reluctant, but that didnt last long. He was solid today.

12/31/2019 12:11

Riding at Buckeye

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Rode the perimeter in front of the barns without any warmup. Lots going on and he was completely calm and connected.

12/29/2019 10:15

Liberty and yields

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Day 9 at Buckeye. Repeat of day 8 in RP. He seems to be settling in.

12/27/2019 10:09

Liberty and riding

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Day 8 at Buckeye. Saddled in the pen and then went to the RP. Really nice session relaxed and connected. Then back to the pen for the bridle. Mounted up and walked the perimeter around the RP areas. His buddy called as we left and Trooper got a little worried but calmed down as we headed back. Did another lap stopped to graze away from the barn. He was way more relaxed on the return trip so we quit there.

12/26/2019 10:02

Liberty, yields, circles

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Day 7 at Buckeye. Another session in the RP much better than the day before so we kept it short and sweet. Much more connected and relaxed.

12/25/2019 09:58

Liberty and yields

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Day 6 at Buckeye. Much better session in the RP. Started with the 5 blocks of liberty. Good beginning, then he left. Got him back and tried to back him up without sending. Had to go back on line. Then got some nice transitions and a couple COD, so ended the session.

12/24/2019 09:52

Round pen session

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Day 5 at Buckeye. Went to the RP intending to start with the 5 blocks of liberty. He started off pretty well but then soon became disconnected and more worried about the other horses. Could not get him to stay connected and he became more emotional. Changed the game to touch it with his nose and then his foot on line. That helped him get his brain back so we went back to liberty. Ended with two laps walk trot transitions each was when he finally hooked on.

12/23/2019 05:51

Trail ride

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Trail to reservoir with Geri. Trooper was pretty disconnected for the majority of the ride and much more forward then usual. On the way back we did try some loping uphill around a stand of trees. He bucked pretty hard going uphill the first time so on the second try we just gaited. On the third try we managed to gait the pattern and had a few strides of canter at the end without emotion. Geri advised that when he bucks or kicks out to stop and back him up right then. Also worked on asking for nose in first before going into the backup.

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