Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Well, when I turned up with her my trainer went mad. Her other half had come with me to assess the horse, and for my money, she was the best I was going to buy as she has the potential, and fit I wouldn't be able to afford her.
Ingrid said you have once chance, if she wins one single battle, you will have no chance with this horse!!
She is lovely, we've had only minor issues, but learnt behaviours from previous owners that were quickly ironed out! She's loyal, but she doesn't have a lot of respect for a lot of people, myself, my mum, and my YO's have no problems with her, but a friend said she'd put her in the walker, or change rugs etc and Duffy just evades. No ears back or threatning behaviour, just walks round the box or sticks her head up really, really high!
She did get a week where she was feeling FRESH and I had to lunge her in the first place, but I ofund it really helped getting her in this condition and setting the ground rules, so now she's fitter she knows no means no, and when I say go, she says how far/high/wide/fast etc ;)
She's on Barley&Oats three times a day with adlib hay, no field at the moment :( Not enough grass, we tried her in it and she came in thin, so unfortunately she's staying in till she has more about her.. no stress for her though, she's real happy being in with one of the ponies with lung problems!