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post #1 of 16 Old 09-27-2009, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-27-2009, 11:39 PM
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Congrats on the new horse!!! i cant wait for more pics.

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post #3 of 16 Old 09-28-2009, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a few more for now

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post #4 of 16 Old 09-28-2009, 01:54 PM
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My favorite color (tied with buckskin): Chestnut with four stockigns and a blaze! :)
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post #5 of 16 Old 09-28-2009, 03:44 PM
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Her close up is so cute!! She looks very intelligent. Congratulations on her! What disciplines is she broke in?
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post #6 of 16 Old 09-28-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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As far as I know she was only trained Western. I'm going to work her toward dressage though.

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post #7 of 16 Old 09-28-2009, 07:36 PM
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Pretty!
I see the front half as a Quarter Horse, and her back half as Walker cause she slopes down like a Walker! LOL

She's a Sabino, too! :)
Congrats on the new girl!

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post #8 of 16 Old 09-29-2009, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a few more pics.

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.

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post #9 of 16 Old 09-29-2009, 12:07 AM
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She is beautiful!

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post #10 of 16 Old 09-29-2009, 10:51 PM
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I have a walker and a QH, and I NEVER would have thought a cross between the two would turn out so pretty. You are sure lucky to have such a pretty girl!

I just got my QH, and she is very timid, too...just a little trust-building has worked wonders, so I'm sure you've got a great horse underneath the fear.

Congrats, she is lovely! I would love to see more pictures when you have time.

P.S. - Looks like you may have a little TWH "overstep" in her trot...have you gotten a chance to ride her yet? :O)
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