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post #1 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Annie's First Ride!

Rode Annie for the first time yesterday! We've been working on groundwork and desensitizing from all the terrifying things around my arena [she spooks at her own shadow ]. I was kind of nervous at the start when one of the barn cats decided the second we got walking was the perfect time to race through the arena and up a tree but she only jumped to the side a bit! Be prepared to start seeing tons of pictures of this mare in the coming months LOL

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post #2 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 09:46 AM
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Great job!! She looks very happy :)

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post #3 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Great job!! She looks very happy :)
Yeah, a little to happy at times LOL She just wanted to trot around

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post #4 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 11:03 AM
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Good job Annie! She looks very relaxed with you, that ground work looks like it definitely paid off! Good luck with her!

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Good job Annie! She looks very relaxed with you, that ground work looks like it definitely paid off! Good luck with her!
Thanks!

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post #6 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 11:50 AM
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Nice Job!! I can tell you've done your preparation groundwork. One suggestion--drop the flash noseband and replace it with a leather strap connecting like a curb chain, to keep the bit from slipping through her mouth. IMO she should be allowed to learn to keep her mouth shut with the bit.
I think you have a keeper!! =D
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Isn't that FUN! I love starting my own young'uns!

She looks like she took it all in stride ... nice girl!
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post #8 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Nice Job!! I can tell you've done your preparation groundwork. One suggestion--drop the flash noseband and replace it with a leather strap connecting like a curb chain, to keep the bit from slipping through her mouth. IMO she should be allowed to learn to keep her mouth shut with the bit.
I think you have a keeper!! =D
I usually don't ride with a flash, but I put one on her because she'd open her mouth to avoid contact with the bit. I think it's because she's not used to the bit but she doesn't do it when I'm lungeing her or doing ground work. But it was set on the loosest setting and wasn't clamping her mouth shut, don't worry! I plan on not using one once she gets used to contact, so maybe for a couple more rides. But thanks for the advice!


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Isn't that FUN! I love starting my own young'uns!

She looks like she took it all in stride ... nice girl!
I do too! I started my QH gelding last summer and he's coming along great!

Yeah, she was great except when she kept wanting to trot and avoided my contact. But that's all with starting young horses.

She was almost feral when I got her because her last owners bred her and pretty much let her sit for the most part so she has her crazy "OMG the world is after me!!" moments

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She'll be an amazing pal for you ... I like her.
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post #10 of 16 Old 03-21-2012, 02:29 PM
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she seems to suit you well
good luck with her

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