New girl...for real this time...Haha! Needs new name too!
I promise, I will have tons of new pictures tomorrow...I was too busy playing with her, and getting her settled in this afternoon to go get the camera. I gave her a bath, trimmed her bridle path, and mane, fetlocks, and her front feet. I also took her on a long walk around the campus; she's not really spooky, but she's not really confident about other people coming up to her...she may have been abused at some point.
Her name is "Bonnie" right now, but I am thinking about renaming her, so feel free to shoot out some ideas!
She's a 10 year old QH\Walker cross; the only thing really walker-ish about her is her hiney; haha!
Bonnie is really sweet and pretty calm on the ground, if not a bit scared and unconfident. She is supposedly a bucker undersaddle, and I put my arm over her tonight while messin' around with her, and she got really uncomfortable about it, so I am guessing she may be. My guess is that she was probably simply 'broken in' at some point, because she doesn't even know how to longe. I am actually excited to work with her, because I know that her issue is likely because she just doesn't understand what's expected of her.
She has amazing movement, and I can't wait until I can get her under saddle again, but I'm not going to push her, as I want her to understand what I want of her, especially because she does really seem to have a sweet sound mind.
Poor thing is so afraid of what might happen to her, she can't even eat grain with you standing there. When I went to pet her good night while she was eating her feed, she jerked back like as if I was going to smack her, and ran to the other side of the pen. I just stood there anyway, and let her realize that I wasn't there to hurt her. She did come back up after a minute or so, and I talked to her, and she finally let me pet her without twitching nervously. She is alot like the boy I lost in May; he was very wary of people when I first got him, but after alot of patience and persistance he turned into one of the calmest easiest horses to work with. Bonnie's not nasty, and I really don't think there is a mean bone in her body, she's just scared out of her mind of what's going to happen to her next.