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Av Tina Karlsson - 9 maj 2011 18:45

Today it was time for the scheduled ferrier day. This time Dinio would get special shoes on his front hoofs which will relieve the pressure of the rear part. My darling mother joined the ferrier at 14.00 and I arrived to the stable about 15.30 Very interesting to hear how his hoofs have developed and if there is something I have to consider in the training. I could ride as usual and should continue to put ointment on his hoofs and tar in his back hoofs. He now have heart bar shoes in front and they will help the hoofs to grow in a correct way. We scheduled a new ferrier day to the 16th of June. We will now do his hoofs every 5th week cause the are growing so quickly. I am so happy to have a very skilled ferrier, one of the best in Sweden, as I see it.

Later this week we will have a third saddle test and in the beginning of next week I will contact Kristiian again and schedule our second training, which probably will be at the end of May.

Av Tina Karlsson - 7 maj 2011 22:00

Lovely weather today indeed. When I arrived to the stable Dinio greated me (as usual) and came towards me in a fantastic trot. Yes, he really enjoys his paddock. Brought him in and prepared him for our ride. The plan for today was a dressage session where catching the canter from the walk was on the top of the list. Also the transitions from the walk to the trot was on it. Today this will work! And I must say - things are developing and starting to fall in place. Today I was very firm towards him and followed thorugh with my intentions - and our problems where gone. Fantastic Dinio!! Suddenly the transitions worked and he made some really good ones too.

Happy - Happy!! Dinio got a lot of candy and after our ride a good shower and more candy - of course. I left a very content Dinio - feeding on his afternoon meal.

Tomorrow we will take a long slow ride in the forrest. Dinio really loves outdoor riding and the forrest in particulary.

Av Tina Karlsson - 5 maj 2011 06:59

I just have to write down the fantastic feeling I had yesterday night. It was the first time I could ride him and stay completely relaxed in my own body. He was fantastic - very attentive and reacted on very small aids. Worked in a long low form, seeking contact with my hand. Wonderful Dinio! After our session I awarded him with a short ride in the Täljö area - something he really loves - and after that a good brush, a bit stretching and a lot of candy.

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 - 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 - 29 mars 2011 12:53

Both Dinio and I awaits the spring. It has already started it's approach but the really warm weather is still not here. But at the end of this week.... Yes, we will see. Meanwhile Dinio and I walk and trot around the Täljö area. He really enjoys it and there is so much to look at. Many people stop and ask about him, thinking he is so beautyful. Dinio is growing a little in size when we stop and talk. Really proud of himself. The days goes by and right now they are filled with routin. But during this weekend we are going to Skånsta Indoor arena for some training and on Monday night we will attend a clinic for Frida at Stava Indoor arena. And probably our outdoor arena will be ice free at the end of this week so we can really start to train again. Looking forward to that!

Av Tina Karlsson - 20 mars 2011 17:27

Today we have had lovely weather - sunshine and +8 degrees. Took the opportunity to take some new photos of my darling Dinio. Today Dinio was very alert and looked really forward to our daily ride around Täljö. I think he has missed the sun - he is really happy when the sun shines. Anyway - off we went and after a while a jogging person came up behind us. He had ice picks on his feet and the noice they made turned Dinio a little bit nervous. After that incident Dinio thought everything was a bit scary, but just for a while. We always ride on a road that is a bit up hill and Dinio really have to take power from behind to climb it. It is a long up hill. Today he took this up hill in 10 canter strides at the same time as he squicked and jumped like a young horse. I just laughed. When we had reached the top he started to grunt, very pleased with him self. He also managed to do the passage today, just by pure joy and happiness. My darling Dinio - you are really the best!

Enjoy the daily photos!



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