Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Went very well. I made a deal with her to come out for 4 more sessions to start out so I could see if it is consistent. Tomorrow will be her first real work day with Boo on building his trust with her and try to get him to give up his feet so I can get the farrier out.
She found bumps on his hip that I didn't see that she said feels like it was broke at one time, albeit there is no soreness in it. While lunging him she was looking for soreness or tenderness in his step, but found no signs. For some reason he would side step towards her every time she tried to lunge him to his left eye. Lunged great to his right. He never did that the times I lunged him. Every time she would go to step away from him to try to lunge him to the left he would instantly start side stepping with her. The if she tried to step down his side to tap him on the rump to get him going he would back with every step she made. It was almost comical to watch. She said whoever did teach him that did a good job and Boo was doing it great, but it wasn't what she was wanting.,..
She also said with the way he shifted his front from side to side as she would try to get into position would make him a great cutter.
She has several dead broke horses and we are going to talk about her working with my 12 yr old daughter on riding lessons with her horses while we finish my horses. This way we aren't put green on green to get black and blue. Amber can learn how to ride on a known safe horse to learn so she can be prepared for these when they are ready.
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