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    01-13-2013, 09:39 PM
long lineing

Hiya your doing fine don't critisise your self at all your both doing well try not to have your side reins to tite as she mite overbend and it sounds like you are both haveing fun learning about each other and forgeing a partnership with your mare keep it up and I wish happy driveing to both of you keep a little contact through the reins and like your doing use your voice and back it up sometimes with a light contact with the rein.
As a teacher don't forget toreward her for her work as that will go a long way and youll get a real honest horse.
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    01-13-2013, 10:08 PM
Thanks michaelvanessa!

I used the side reins for one lesson and she has since got the point she's such a fast learner! Now when she puts her head down I just remind her and she puts her head back up. I only tightened them to their first hole when I was using them and they were horse sized (she's pony sized currently) so she could have easily gotten her head to her knees. Either way she was not fazed by it at all and has become very obedient about not eating with the bit in her mouth. I've also gotten a rubber bit coming in the mail it's a similar bit I currently use (O-ring snaffle) now except it's a half cheek rubber snaffle so I hope that helps us a little bit. She's very responsive but, I feel she would have a better way of going in something a little more mild. Also, it's been so cold here that rubber might be kinder than an metal ice cub bit. LOL.
    01-14-2013, 06:09 AM

That sounds good I often put the steel bit in my hand and warm it up first to take the chill off of the steel she sounds like she is a great little mare.
    01-14-2013, 02:15 PM
That's what I've been doing as well. LOL, even heard about special bit socks to keep your bits warm. She's great! So smart, willing, and has a major personality. I bought her sight unseen but, it was a bond at first sight. Before I bought her I asked her breeder for some pictures, I saw this little awkward uneven woolie filly with some serious 'tude in her eyes. I immediately knew what her personality was going to be like even though I'd never even met her. When I went to pick her up from a couple states over, I couldn't believe what a few months of growing had done to her, she looked stunning and her personality was exactly how I somehow knew it was going to be in every way. It was like we met before as crazy as it sounds, LOL. I've had more than a few horses and never once have I bonded so closely to one before in such a relatively short period of time.
    01-14-2013, 02:43 PM

Some times its like that you just know it seems like da jar voue or a special child I think that's the best words as with the things you do as well on warming the bit in the hand it seems two minds thinking as one lol may I wish you a good day with your fillly all the best.

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