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    02-09-2012, 09:09 PM
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Foal
how is bella doing?

Hi there.. I have been in germany for nearly 4 years now.. and my horse has been out to pasture nearly the entire 4 years. This past december, I started paying this young woman to ride my horse because the stable manager said she is "unruly, to the point of everyone being nervous to be within 2 feet of her" and "having the farrier sedate her because he could not get close enough to twitch her".. so I got desperate. I never met this woman before, but she charged me a great price and bella went from being "terrifying" to actually being ridden. She is actually getting attention now. And I guess I would just like a critique of them together? Keep in mind, bella has been out of work for 4 years. So she was basically re-broke starting december 22nd. In the video she said she was trying to demonstrate a "pole pattern" and show how responsive she was to turning aids. Youd have to know bella to understand that she was always bad at turning. Whenever you would ask her to go right, she would back up or side step. Always a fight to get her to turn right. I look forward to hearing anything you guys have to say.

     
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    02-09-2012, 10:07 PM
  #2
Green Broke
She looks good personally I would have her get a tie down keeper or put the tie down behind the breast collar (safety precaussion :]) but I think bella looked fairly good my computer kept freezing it so sorry can't say anything else as I kept get just pieces
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    02-10-2012, 05:18 AM
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Weanling
I think she looked good, it was a good move paying someone to ride her when you're unable to.
Only thing I saw though...is she cantering her on road/concrete? :/
     
    02-10-2012, 05:24 AM
  #4
Banned
Wont let me watch, says you have not made it available for mobile view yet...darn kindle :/
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    02-10-2012, 06:26 AM
  #5
Foal
I only wish I had paid someone to ride her when I first got to germany.. I didnt think of it until the barn manager told me my horse was terrifying and everyone was nervous to walk passed her or around her.. im so slow sometimes. :( but I've made up for it and she is real happy now. But no, it is not tar. It is dirt. Just has some rocks in it. Based on the pictures anyways. I personally have never been there.. I moved bella to tennessee about 6 months ago because board in maine was too expensive for us... so it was either sell her, or transport her to a cheaper state... so we saved up and moved her to tennessee. I called fort campbell army post and they recommended that stable. So I put her there. And made arrangements to paypal the board and farrier money once a month. I have never met the woman riding my horse.. but so far she has been beyond reasonable, very reliable.. and she was the only one brave enough to take my horse on. She's a-ok in my book.. :)


@sierra it doesnt work on my kindle either :( the girl riding bella posted this. I just copy and pasted the link. I can't even watch it. Says content is unavailable in germany. Pshh.. germany.. thankfully she atleast emailed me the vid.
     
    02-10-2012, 12:32 PM
  #6
Foal
It's prob unavailable in Germany cause she has a Lady Gaga song in the background. If she would take her sound away, I am sure you could watch it. :)

How long will you be in Germany? Ever consider moving her? It's not as crazy as you may think, and I board is pretty affordable at many many barns!! That way you wouldn't have to worry about her!

I think she looks good for not having been worked in 4 years. It's not really pretty yet, but then again, it's good that she is just being worked. Finding someone that is reliable is so tough, so I am happy you found someone like that!!
     
    02-10-2012, 12:36 PM
  #7
Foal
Thank you. I do feel lucky that I found someone like this woman to give my horse the attention she so desperately deserves. When I first got here, I wanted to bring her over. But it was $10,000 for shipping. And then board is around $250 euro.. so I just couldnt afford to do it.. now, I will hopefully be back in the states in 3-4 months.. :) so no sense in bringing her over, yaknow?
     
    02-10-2012, 12:40 PM
  #8
Foal
Yeah, I hear you!
I moved the other way around, from Germany to Cali, and shipping was about $5000 (with all costs like medicals, trailering from Frankfurt to Amsterdam and from LA to San Francisco, and the flight). I know some girls I went to school with (back in the day), who came over from MI for a few years and brought their 2 horses, so I could have asked them!

Anyway, I am glad you'll be back home soon! Home is home afterall! My boy is a globetrotter (pun intended) who went from FRA-LA-SFO-Toronto, where we are now to stay :)
     
    02-10-2012, 12:43 PM
  #9
Foal
Im glad it worked out for you!!! If we couldve afford it, bella wouldve been by my side this entire time. But my husband joined the military because we didnt have much money.. so it just didnt work out for us :( it killed me. This entire time being away from her. But now I am finally coming home. I can't freakin' wait! She will probably hate me by the time I see her again.. and I can't blame her.. but atleast ill be there so I can give her more reasons to love me than stay angry with me. :)
     
    02-10-2012, 12:46 PM
  #10
Foal
We got married right before we moved to CA, so instead of asking for presents, we asked everyone to contribute to the "flying horse fund" :)

She'll prob be super happy to see you for 30 seconds, then remember that you left her - at which point she wants to make you suffer a tiny bit, and turn around to stick her bum in your face! I'm experienced with that reaction!!
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