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post #1 of 8 Old 05-19-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Magnum's first run in the roundpen!

So yesterday it was nice enough (today, believe it or not, it's snowing) that I put Magnum in the round pen for a bit of a "romp." Apparently Magnum does not know the meaning of counterclockwise ... whenever I tried to get him to go that way, he would walk toward me and stand, as if to say, "I don't wanna run anymore, can't I stand here and look pretty?"

Eventually I got him trotting counterclockwise a couple of times, and even cantered as well!

Here are some pictures of my big boy...
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-19-2009, 10:11 PM
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He is really fabulous!
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-19-2009, 10:56 PM
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Magnum is a very handsome boy! I love that big blaze of his.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-19-2009, 11:28 PM
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Magnum is positively stunning! How old is he? Is he pure Clyde? Forgive me, I have a 2 year old Clyde cross and trying to gauge where she'll stop growing! LOL

Anyway, he looks fabulous! Good luck with him in all his training and keep the pics coming!

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-20-2009, 04:38 AM
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gorgeous thing! good luck with the training

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-20-2009, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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EveningShadows: Yup, he's pure Clyde. He's coming four, is at 16.22 HH and is supposed to finish over 17 HH. He's my BIG boy, that's for sure!

As for training, I really was just playing with him. I haven't ridden him yet -- my friend rode him for me because he's from Langley, which is a nine-hour drive from here. He's got two months of professional training on him ... I'm just trying to remind him what he knows. I don't think he's ever been in a roundpen, and if that, I think he's used to being lunged with an actual lunge line. I'm going to work on that when he comes home and I have my roundpen all set up.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-20-2009, 09:21 AM
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Awh, he's adorable!

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-20-2009, 02:53 PM
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he is so handsome!

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