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Av Tina Karlsson - 28 april 2011 15:05

First of all  - THE SPRING IS HERE!! We have had lovely weather for over a week now. Still cold during the nights but around 20 degrees during day time. All the trea's and bushes are now shifting into green colours and the grass is growing. Dinio enjoyes every minute in his paddock - where he now spends around 7-8 hours every day. When I was at Kristian's last Thursday, Ewa Cederlöf, saddle tester, joined me a loaned me another saddle. I have now ridden in this for a few days and it fits Dinio better. Today I had a follow up with Maria Hallring, co-worker with Ewa, and we decided to test another classic model, which was a bit smaller. I shall now ride in this for about 10 days and then Maria will return for a second check up. At this point it is very difficult to decide which saddle really fits. It might end with that my own saddle fits him perfectly. He is developing so much in his back mucles now - Maria said. One major thing I have discovered when riding in those new saddles is - he walks better, the back is swinging and he rests a bit in every stride. He is also seeking contact with my hand better and is easyer to work in a long low form.

Av Tina Karlsson - 22 april 2011 18:18

Yes, both Dinio and I was tired today after yesterday's training and transportation. So today Dinio got the opportunity to stay for 8 hours in his lovely paddock. At 14.30 I brought him in and served him his beloved FiberGi and about 1 kg of hay. When he had finished feeding I gave him a thorough brush and exam and also a good long massage. Checked his hoofs and greesed them with tar and grees. Then I gave him a lot of carrots and told him the he is the best horse ever. Tomorrow we will take a nice ride in the forrest and since the weather is so nice now he will also stay in his paddock for some further hours than he is used to. Adding two pictures of Dinio taken yesterday, just before the clinic.


Av Tina Karlsson - 21 april 2011 17:41

Today we attended our first clinic for Kristian. We started a bit early but better to be in time than late. We arrived at 10.30 and our lesson should start at 12.00 So first he had to stay in the trailer for a while. Gave him hay and he looked quit content with that. Offered him some water and he drank a little. After about 15 minutes he started to worry so my darling mother and I decided to bring him out. He is so fantastic my darling Dinio. He is so well behaved. Walked with him a bit at the indoor arena and about 11.30 I saddled him up and started the warm up. At 12.15 my lesson started and I went to the outdoor arena. First Kristian just wanted to watch  - so I trotted and did some half passes along the long sides and on the diagonals  and everything worked nicely. A bit tensed but still OK. Then we started. We have som problems with the transitions between the walk and the trot - often results in the spanish walk. I had e-mailed Kristian about our problems earlier so he would be prepared. And I got help!! The goal now is to learn him to follow the inner rain and the outside leg aid. Learn him to go forward for a quick leg aid. Leave the inner leg aid and not so much aids from the seat. Dinio is a quick learner and did really well. In the walk, the trot and the canter. And it feels so nice to have something to hold on too in our daily training at home. Thank You Kristian!!

The trip home was hard due to heavy traffic, but we arrived at the stable around 15.15 Offloaded Dinio and he looked really taken but shined up when he saw that he was home again. Installed him in his box and served him hay and fresch water. YAMMIE! Then we arranged all our stuff and parked the trailer. Gave Dinio a good shower and some more hay. He was so hungry and so happy to be home. Tomorrow Dinio will have a day off and spend the hole day outside in his lovely paddock which he loves dearly. Oh - one thing more - it is quit warm now - today we had around 20 degrees. Lovely.

Av Tina Karlsson - 17 april 2011 09:26

Monday a resting day, Tuesday a nice dressage session where everything worked, Wednesday a terrible dressage session with a lot of missunderstandings between Dinio and I, mostly the transitions between the walk and trot and also the walk and canter. Very frustrated I finished our session with a short ride in the nature. Hmm.

Thursday evening another dressage session where the transitions started to work again. Very pleased with this and took him for a long walk in the Täljö area.

Friday resting day. Saturday my mother joined me and we started our stable time with cleaning of the trailer. After we had finished, the trailer looked as good as new. Then we took Dinio for a long walk in the Täljö area. My mother rode and I walked along. The sun was shining and the temperature about 17 degrees. NICE! Dinio enjoyed every step. When we returned it was time for Dinio's first bath since he arrived from Spain. First he was a bit tenced but after i while he really enjoyed it. Now he is clean and sparkling white in his pearl coloured coat. Tomorrow (Sunday) a new dressage session and next week on Thursday we are going to Kristian!!

Av Tina Karlsson - 4 april 2011 21:30

Today we attended a clinic for Frida at Stava Farm for the first time.

My mother took the opportunity to film part of the clinic. Dinio did really well.

As soon as I have transfered the film to my computer I will publish it on Youtube and this time hopefully in the right format. Many of my old stable friends from Stava greated us when we arrived. Dinio behaved of course very well and got a lot of attention. We had a perfect evening and I am very pleased and content with my lovely pearl white darling horse.

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