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post #1 of 5 Old 05-10-2014, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Smile My filly did so well today that I just had to share!

A few friends (Brooke, a young girl who I taught for a few riding lessons when I was working at a riding stable as Team Manager, and Mary her mum) came to come and meet Aspen today :)

Both helped me brush her all over (Brooke also picked out her hooves after I had lunged her) and gave her a few yummy handfuls of copra/molasses that I had made up as a treat (she loved it!).

Lunged Aspen whilst they watched, she was being a turd by not listening and doing what she was told (walk, NOT trot, Grrrr) so I made her work until she was sweating and submissing. Gave her her chances, and a few times she was just being arrogant so didn't let her stop. By the end she was sweating (her coat went curly!) but was submissive, licking her lips, chewing, ear listening to me and responsive to all cues/voice commands, and following me all over and around.

Brooke asked me as I was cleaning up the round yard if I would show her how I got Aspen to walk/trot/canter without any equipment (apart from a rope at my side, which I sometimes drop) and so I brought her in and showed her, demonstrating and then letting her have a go (staying in the round yard with her of course) Brooke did really well (as did Aspen of course especially considering it was Brooke's first time and Aspen is only a baby!) and listened to everything I said and had Aspen going well at the end both on lunge and free lunging. I warmed her down and Aspen came over to the both of us and let Brooke and I pat her all over telling her what a good girl she was (she was a bit unsure as to coming over to Brooke when Brooke, under my instruction, had asked her to come down to a walk from the trot and whoa, then join up, Aspen wanted to follow her mama so I was walking circles around Brooke so Aspen would come to her and not me haha, she then let Brooke tell her what a good girl she was). They both did really well, really proud of both of them :).

We brushed her down, with Mary's help too, put her cotton/rain-sheet on then Brooke all the way back to her paddock (it's a fair walk - the lady who I am sharing a paddock with said it was roughly a 600m or 700m walk roughly each way from the stable area to our paddock) with me right next to them to be there in-case I needed to grab her, and Aspen was perfect - just a tad proud of my girl.

Brooke also made me a few presents including a bracelet (made in purple, my girl's colour) and the drawing of Aspen she did. I'll be putting the drawing up in my room once we move house :)

Not bad for a 2yo filly who I have only owned 2months (2months on 08/05/14 acutally ) who had had only basic handling and you couldn't touch past her belly otherwise she would almost cower at the touch of the hand since she wasn't used to being touched (the lady I bought her from had only had her a few month since buying her unhandled -basically branded and 'haltered' - and did the basics with her including teaching her to lunge).

Sorry for the novel - I'm just so so proud of my little munchkin today.

Pictures of course! (I have permission from her mum to post this with names/pictures etc). Please know I was there for all of this within distance to interfere if needed, and was constantly giving instruction.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-11-2014, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Went and picked up/dropped off my little helper today, Brooke came for another visit to see Aspen - she couldn't wait to see her again after meeting her yesterday haha.

We had fun just giving Aspen a good grooming before taking her for a walk along the trails - Aspen was awesome as always. She's so good with kids, very proud of her. I think Brooke has a new friend (Aspen was secretly following/edging over to her when we were walking along the trails, wanting her attention, then sidling over to me and back over to Brooke - talk about a smooch!)




Looks like little Spenny is grumpy but she wasnt, she was just focusing on Brooke

From not wanting even the farrier to pick up her feet, to now letting an 11yo pick up and do her hooves by herself
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-11-2014, 08:34 AM
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Sounds like you have a great little filly! Congratulations!
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She's a pretty girl, congrats!
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-11-2014, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you both :) She is a very quick learner and a curious filly so that has helped immensley with everything I have been teaching her - she is just so willing (though she has her days like we all do, but 99% of the time is good as gold). Proud mum right here
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