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This is the second shot at posting I was almost finished and it all went into cyber space.
Stella did demonstrate her reluctance to going for a ride and I was equally as pig headed. I won. She settled after a short time and answered the bitless with no problems.
She did start off with a few issues but she could not unseat me she gave up. The ride was 3.5 house and other than the initial attempt at being a spoilt brat she was fine I take my hat off to Stella She has not had any riding out for over 4 months and she proved she is a safe horse, even if some what opinionated.
In the photos the ground is tinder dry and could go up at any time. One of the ladies in the photo infront of Stella to the right has a broken arm. It has been plastered from the arm pit to the wrist. She is going in the great NZ trek in a weeks time. Her horse is 21 years old and kills dogs. That was the horse I mentioned in an earlier post that was attacked by a pit bull and when the opertunity presented itself promptly dispatched the dog.
So in all given Stella resisted getting on the trailer and when she did tried to demolish it. But we got there. Loading to come home not so much of an issue and quiet once inside. Took the cold water shower after the ride like a trouper and then proceded to wipe her nose on my shirt. I let her have that one, as she had performed well.
Now if I can get her walking out on her own and in a relaxed way that would be the clincher and talking cinch straps, or close to. I could not get the rear cinch straps on. Her belly was to large.
It was a good ride, I'm chuffed.