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post #1 of 4 Old 12-24-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Gypsy - One Year Ago vs. Now

We took our old Morgan mare out driving yesterday and we managed to get a few pictures snapped. I was looking back on it, and I realized we have a picture taken in almost the exact same spot from way earlier this year [January 2012]. It was the first time we'd driven her, and at that time seemed like a death-or-glory mission. Just looking at the two pictures in comparison, the differences are amazing.

First picture her head was raised, she was unfocused, trotting recklessly. Not to mention I was driving her casual-rein like a western trail horse. We also have worked out a few minor harnessing issues, (not including the breast collar, which looks like it slipped down a bit into an awkward position.) But second picture I am actually giving her guidance with the reins, and she is walking calmly forward. Before yesterday she hadn't been driven in a few months, so she took to it quite well.

It's definitely a nice change, but the poor mare is a little out of shape from being laid off for a while. Also our cart now is properly adjusted into 'winter-mode' and has gotten a few aesthetic upgrades as well.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-24-2012, 02:47 PM
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thats great ! she looks really good =]

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-24-2012, 04:07 PM
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She looks so much calmer and more relaxed.

Just read about the slipped breast collar, glad you got that fixed.
She sure looks nice in harness!!

What a fun vehicle to have.

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-25-2012, 03:47 PM
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hiya great little spinner you have there my frend she looks superfine and i admire your ski up grade it looks like you guys are haveing lots of fun thanks for shareing your pictures and the best of luck driveing.
i cant display pictures on here but if you look in my albums thay are there.
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