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        08-23-2011, 05:00 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    One word: GROUNDWORK! Seriously, I did nothing but groundwork with Aires for two straight months (actually, almost three since I was just cleared to ride again about two weeks ago). Lunging, going on trail walks (saddled him up and walked the local trails with him, no joke), that sort of thing. It all builds trust. Now, if I could just get him to trust me that the fly spray bottle is NOT going to eat him, we'd be golden!
    I had the same problem with the spray bottle with Rodeo, same with the hose. I just kept doing it everyday. Finally, I got to the point, where I went and got him without a halter/lead rope, got him into the barn, had him stand in the middle aisle, went to the tack room, grabbed my fly spray, walked back out, and sprayed him, and he stood there perfectly.!!!!

    Were getting better on the hose too!!! He'll actually stand for the most part!! We're most likely going to have to work on everything again though, luckily he's getting delivered tomorrow!!!
         
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        08-23-2011, 06:00 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    He is such a great color, and looks kind and willing, too.

    Have you tried using water in a spray bottle for desensitizing? Don't have to worry about using up too much that way just spray away, and spray away from him instead of towards him at first.
         
        08-23-2011, 06:02 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by anndankev    
    He is such a great color, and looks kind and willing, too.

    Have you tried using water in a spray bottle for desensitizing? Don't have to worry about using up too much that way just spray away, and spray away from him instead of towards him at first.
    Thats what I did!!! Your right anndankev....saves on your spray for sure!!!
         
        08-24-2011, 01:30 AM
      #24
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
    I had the same problem with the spray bottle with Rodeo, same with the hose. I just kept doing it everyday. Finally, I got to the point, where I went and got him without a halter/lead rope, got him into the barn, had him stand in the middle aisle, went to the tack room, grabbed my fly spray, walked back out, and sprayed him, and he stood there perfectly.!!!!

    Were getting better on the hose too!!! He'll actually stand for the most part!! We're most likely going to have to work on everything again though, luckily he's getting delivered tomorrow!!!
    Aires pretty much loves the hose now. He'll even drink out of it while I'm rinsing him down after working.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anndankev    
    He is such a great color, and looks kind and willing, too.

    Have you tried using water in a spray bottle for desensitizing? Don't have to worry about using up too much that way just spray away, and spray away from him instead of towards him at first.
    I haven't fly sprayed him in a while. I usually just wipe his face down with fly spray I've sprayed into my hand 'cuz the flies don't really bother him that much. He's fine with me fly spraying his left side...it's his right side he doesn't like having done. I don't let him win, though. I just follow him around as he swings away from me and keep on spraying him until I'm done.

    And thanks, anndankey, for the compliment on Aires. He is definitely an eye-catcher (a guy came to the barn yesterday to look at a horse our BO has for sale and as we walked by Aires' stall, the guy goes "Wow! That is one good-looking horse! I'd buy him in a heartbeat." I said "Yeah, he's not for sale." The guy goes "How do you know?" I was like "Ummmmmmmm...cuz he's mine!" lol The whole time we were showing him the QH gelding for sale, he kept looking covetously back up at Aires. ). And kind and willing are an understatement when it comes to this boy! I think if I asked him to jump the Grand Canyon, he'd try! Our trainer was teasing me the other day that Aires and I are going to be like Denny and Jim Craig from Man From Snowy River (when they go down the mountainside). She said "You already have the saddle! Now all you need is the hat and the whip!"
         
        08-24-2011, 04:21 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    Aires pretty much loves the hose now. He'll even drink out of it while I'm rinsing him down after working.



    I haven't fly sprayed him in a while. I usually just wipe his face down with fly spray I've sprayed into my hand 'cuz the flies don't really bother him that much. He's fine with me fly spraying his left side...it's his right side he doesn't like having done. I don't let him win, though. I just follow him around as he swings away from me and keep on spraying him until I'm done.

    And thanks, anndankey, for the compliment on Aires. He is definitely an eye-catcher (a guy came to the barn yesterday to look at a horse our BO has for sale and as we walked by Aires' stall, the guy goes "Wow! That is one good-looking horse! I'd buy him in a heartbeat." I said "Yeah, he's not for sale." The guy goes "How do you know?" I was like "Ummmmmmmm...cuz he's mine!" lol The whole time we were showing him the QH gelding for sale, he kept looking covetously back up at Aires. ). And kind and willing are an understatement when it comes to this boy! I think if I asked him to jump the Grand Canyon, he'd try! Our trainer was teasing me the other day that Aires and I are going to be like Denny and Jim Craig from Man From Snowy River (when they go down the mountainside). She said "You already have the saddle! Now all you need is the hat and the whip!"
    LOL, that's too funny that the guy wanted your Aires....smart guy, he knows a good looking horse
         
        08-24-2011, 04:32 PM
      #26
    Showing
    Aw, I love Aires. He looks so amazing under saddle and looks like he's doing well. Can't wait to see some pictures of you riding him .
         
        08-24-2011, 04:35 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Aw, I love Aires. He looks so amazing under saddle and looks like he's doing well. Can't wait to see some pictures of you riding him .
    Same here....that reminds me though smrobs....do you have any pics of Rafe under saddle? I saw the video, but couldnt seem to find any pics
         
        08-24-2011, 04:38 PM
      #28
    Showing
    LOL, no, I don't. The closest I have is the one still I took from the video that is my avatar right now. I'm hoping to put a couple more rides on him and then take him to the parade in a nearby town for the rodeo...maybe LOL. If I do that, I will certainly have a ton of pics, I will insist on it.
         
        08-24-2011, 07:23 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    LOL, no, I don't. The closest I have is the one still I took from the video that is my avatar right now. I'm hoping to put a couple more rides on him and then take him to the parade in a nearby town for the rodeo...maybe LOL. If I do that, I will certainly have a ton of pics, I will insist on it.
    Ive seen your avatar, I got really excited when I first saw it, then watched the video, and I was like, "where are the pictures!!??" LOL, as long as I get pictures that's fine, doesnt matter how long it takes, lol
         
        08-25-2011, 01:50 AM
      #30
    Trained
    I'm hopefully going to get pics to add tomorrow or Friday. Was going to ride today, but my friend guilt-tripped me into going to her optometrist's appointment with her and then glasses shopping, which took almost the whole day before I had to go to work. Basically had time to clean my stall, bring Aires in from turnout and feed him lunch, then I had to run.

    Also, a disclaimer about pics of me riding when they come. I may look a bit awkward and maybe even a wee bit nervous. Just remember what has happened in the last month and be a little forgiving.
         

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