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Coming along

She is coming along.  She still gets nervous with another horse around, but it may just be that the horse is a stallion.  Not sure who Nikki will be riding when we go out, but she said Sunny is leaving for Arizona in a few weeks, so I know it won't be him.

Sunday with the saddle, in the arena, she didn't want to walk, so we jogged for... it seemed like 20 mins, but I really don't know how long it was.  I was posting the whole time, and she varied between roadster fast and english trot.  She was soaked, dripping, foaming, and POOPED.  When we finally stopped and walked again, she walked so nicely. HAHA.  But as soon as she started to jig again, - off we went!  This time just for a few mins.  Then I think she got the idea.  "Lets Just Walk."

My legs were extremely sore Monday.  And Tuesday.  But Tuesday I was able to go back, and put the bareback pad on her and we just walked and did footwork in the arena.  She was very good.  Then I took her back, but made her walk past the gate (one small crop whack) and then she was nervous.  More horses, and to make it even more scary, the roof on the shed corner was loose and flapping in the wind.  She did question me, but eventually we made it to the end of the lane, and the cow pasture gate was open.  But I didn;t make her go in there.  I stood her there for awhile, then we went back.  I got off before we got to her gate.  She actually was VERY GOOD overall.  I was happy with her.

So happy, I contacted Peter Heyne about riding over there at the ranch again....

We shall see.  She is still on the Calm, but I have the Springtime Daily Calm in hand.

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  • 25 Mar 2011, 11:09
    Happy Birthday!
  • 26 Oct 2009, 13:52
    I found the entry where I started teaching her picking me up off the fence. It was July 9th, under the subject of "Pain" It wasn't as long ago as I thought, but still long enough ago to be awesome…
  • 25 Jun 2009, 16:41
    I've found that when a horse fight the bit I can do two things. Fist, the drop the head exercise. Place pressure with thumb and forefinger at the poll and when she drops her head release. Do this…
  • 25 Jun 2009, 16:33
    Nice analysis! Good work.
  • 25 Jun 2009, 04:15
    Thanks John!! Yes, my stirrups are too long. I told everyone in my email that so I wouldn't get trashed haha. They are on the last holes, and the straps are nylon, so I have to find something that…
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