Originally Posted by Corporal
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!
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