02-16-2013, 10:59 AM
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Horse update. She ran away from me yesterday. I know most would think that is a bad thing but if you could have seen her you would have been laughing. I put the reins over her head and took her halter off and she said "um you know, uh I don't feel much like working.... I want to run run run!!!!""" "Weeeeee". So off she went with the bittless bridle dragging on the ground and me trying not to visualize her killing herself and instead walk calm over to her, and away she went up hill on the grass having a great old time. I had to reward her ill behavior with carrots as that was the only way I could get her back. She'll be in trouble if she does it again but for now it was just so great to see her feeling that good. I can't tell you when I last saw her run.
A couple of hours later she was in the round pen and I was going to get her senior low starch diet with lots of water ready for her and I guess I wasn't moving fast enough because she was running, yes running the round pen corral rails nickering in this deep nicker that she does. She was running back and forth doing a sharp short turn at each end of the pen.
Okay also rude, but she feels great!!!! Later on in the day, more to the evening when she managed to open the barn door and take off, yes running again, I thought that maybe she just wasn't ready to be inside for the night so I put her in the arena and she walked all over. It used to be that she would just stand there and wait for me to get her out. She was all over the arena walking here and there. When it was time to go in I just got a carrot and she came with me back into her barn where I chained the fence and locked the doors.
If you only knew how great it is to see her moving around like this. Now I have a handfull of a horse again to handle. That is so great. She is so happy now. She is a brat but a happy brat.
Just wanted all to know she is doing well. I have to run now, down to the ranch and get started on some major ground work today.
Saddlebred345; I am not in that area. I am in east county san diego. But I sure do appreciate your help.
My horse is more of a friend to me than a means of entertainment. I love to ride, don't get me wrong, but her comfort has to be the #1 priority. If I couldn't ride her anymore I would be sad but not heartbroken as there is plenty of other things to share with a horse. There are people at the ranch that have told me I could ride their horses when mine has not been feeling well. The funny thing is that the couple of times I did, all I did was talk about my horse like an idiot saying things such as "Oh if only she was here......she loves grass like that!!" and usually I can't wait to get back to her.
Now my horse on the other hand is just fine with me riding other horses as long as she is fed.
Well off to ground work and manners.