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    01-30-2009, 03:13 PM
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Foal
First day of bonding and training w/pics

Today is the first day since I got fancy that I could pull her out. It has just been snowing and colder than ever the past few days. I need to work with her on her leading and stoping as well as being touched all over and having her feet touched and picked up. But she did very well today. She came out of the fence with ease and pretty calm considering we have to shepherds that like to jump at them. She was leading pretty good, she was actually stoping with me more than before, still have lots of improvment but its better. I was able to touch her hind end more and even her front legs a bit more. I gave her a little grain on the floor to reward her and then tryed to mess with her legs more and I was able to pick up one of her feet, I would hold it for a second or two then gently let it down. So we had a good day today and then of course lots of praise and love. Here are a few new pics just taken today. Oh I can't believe how big she is, i'm 5'3 and well you can see how tall she is up against me lol
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    01-30-2009, 03:28 PM
  #2
Foal
Nice pics, yeah, the weather makes it hard this time of year. I'm in Arkansas, so ,no Snow but cold,windy and rainy. I'm looking forward for the weather to warm up. Expecting two foals in April.
     
    01-30-2009, 04:44 PM
  #3
Weanling
I think she might be related to a horse that I know. I'll try to get some pictures of him. They look almost exactly alike.
     
    01-30-2009, 05:50 PM
  #4
Showing
It sounds like you are making wonderful progress. She is definitely going to be one big girl. Just keep up the good work.
     
    01-30-2009, 07:35 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks everyone, im not really sure about her lines, I bought her off of a horse trader. Normally I would not buy from a trader but I just could not pass her up. What would some of you juggest about ridding her? Im hoping to try and at least get her use to the saddle by summer and hopefully use to having someone on her by end of summer, but no heavy ridding till next year. Any suggestions?thanks everyone
     
    01-30-2009, 07:38 PM
  #6
Foal
YOU are soooo lucky she is sooooo beautiful!!!!!
     
    01-30-2009, 07:39 PM
  #7
Foal
How old is she?
     
    01-30-2009, 08:24 PM
  #8
Foal
She'll be 2 this may
     
    01-30-2009, 08:40 PM
  #9
Showing
If you are determined to ride her this year, then take it very slow and don't ask for anything strenuous. Don't trot or lope any circles because the constant concussion at an angle can deform her growth plates and cause her to get arthritis early. I would advise you to give her at least until next summer to ride at all. Take this time to get her groundwork perfect and breaking her to saddle will be easier when the time comes. Believe me, I know how anxious you can get to start a new horse but you have to think of what is best for them first.
     
    01-30-2009, 10:16 PM
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Foal
Well what I have planned is to do alot of ground work with her and like I said I would like to get her use to the saddle and possibly ridder but as in ridder I mean sitting there and maybe walking for a few min but that's it. I may be a little anxious but I've also got my belgian comming soon and he can be rode right now, well he needs ground work and reminder work but he's ridable and almost 6 this may. So I do plan on taking my time with her, I want her bones to have time to get nice and strong. And heres something I wont even be loping my belgian (ben) cause I can't do it, I can't do anything more than a trot right now, for some reason when I get into anything faster I loose my balance and I get reintroduced with the floor, I keep telling everyone I don't like him but he keeps comming back LOL. I am very greatfull for any advise I get from anyone and if you think of anything that might be helpfull please let me know, I am wanting to learn as much as possible. Thanks everyone. =)
     

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