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    04-09-2012, 06:06 PM
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Remember the first time you put boots on your horse?

Well, I did that with Squiggy. She did the good ol' "I dunno what foot to hold up!!" and gave me some looks like, "What is this!? This is madness!"
But, she got over it in a few minutes, then I let her play in the round-ish pen for a bit:







     
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    04-09-2012, 06:58 PM
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Foal
HAHA, yes!! The best is the hind boots - mine still has little moments when he can't figure out if he should try to kick it off of just stand and stare at them.
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    04-09-2012, 07:11 PM
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Oooh. I gotta find some of those, even if they're polo's.

It's a neccesary evil
     
    04-09-2012, 08:23 PM
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Yearling
Try it with polo wraps. I had my horse SO confused. She had no clue what they were :P.
     
    04-10-2012, 03:45 AM
  #5
Weanling
Yup I remember that day :] first it didnt help that I put them on the wrong leg (left on right/right on left. Rio was used to being hobbled.. so he thought they were hobbles. Atleast once or twice around the roundpen hopping XD silly horsey
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    04-10-2012, 03:51 AM
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Trained
Best boots ya have there!! Can't go past the Pro choice!
     
    04-10-2012, 04:36 AM
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Started
Very true ^
     
    04-11-2012, 01:51 PM
  #8
Started
I know! I have a few hanging around :P I was going to buy new black ones, and then I found those ones hiding in the trailer. I love them!
     
    10-06-2012, 10:13 PM
  #9
Weanling
XD. My mare had this total, *Holey Jellybeans! Holey Jellybeans! I'm going to diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie!* moment, and galloped off bucking and twisting. Wrecked a boot. Next time I did it slowly, introducing them one at a time, lots of pats etc. Just shows you never know with horses, whats going to set them off. I took her to a show today and the most terrifying thing wasn't the tiger mascot, the ATV s doing wheelies, the grumbling pig... Nope, it was one of the competitors dads who was sitting by the side lines in a wheelchair. Snapped a good lead spooking at it, and almost crashed into a jump stand second time she saw it. She got over it pretty fast tho, that was good. Did great in the show too.
     
    10-06-2012, 10:19 PM
  #10
Weanling
Shes gorgeous!! Just thought I would mention that :)
     

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