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        03-26-2012, 01:32 PM
    Green Broke
    Haha thanks! It's hard because I feel bad having to be so tough with her but rearing is a bigggg no no. I think it's partially my fault though because when she's bad I give a quick tug on her halter with a firm 'eh' and If she is still acting up I hold on longer which then she kinda does a rear but it's like she backs up really fast on her hind legs and goes up. But whatever, it's still a no no and she gets lunged. You would think she would figure out its just easier to be good! ;) but then again she was a pasture puff for a year or more so I'm sure I'd probably act the same way if I were her lmao.

    But I think she Is trained really well because she's super responsive to leg aids and the two times I've rode her it was only In a halter and lead...I haven't even put a bridle or saddle on her yet. I think being in a halter and lead rope alone for her first time in a year is saying alot. And her jumps are so scopey it's great. She's going to make a cute little pony in the end!

    And this is the official-ish Flopsy update thread so I will definitely be keeping everyone updated !!

    Here's a picture from yesterday when I rode her for a bit.

    How do I look on her? She looks so skinny in this picture. Lol my legs hide her fat tummy.
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        03-26-2012, 03:31 PM
    I'm so glad she has a good home!
    You two look so cute together !
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        03-27-2012, 10:14 PM
    Green Broke
    Thanks lexiie!!
    So today's update-

    She was in a 60 acre pasture with 9+ other horses and she was super buddy sour with one of the other horses that was low on the totem pole and long story short Flopsey was really getting beat up bad in there so we moved her to another field with some of the older guys and a baby and she's getting Along great in there. At first it was a total disaster and she was freaking out, pawing at the gate and running the fence line but she soon calmed down and they all started to get along. I think it's only a matter of time though before she latchs onto another horse and becomes buddy sour with them because that seems to be the pattern going with her.

    Anyway. I lunged her and she did awesome! Not so well on her bad side but I didn't expect her to be 100% on that side. But on her good side we trotted over ground poles and *attemped* to jump a small cross rail--which she would have rather walked over and knocked down -.- but she definitely knows what the ground poles are because she goes over them without me having to use barely any effort at all.

    But she does seem alittle 'off' or something on her left front. Which is also the leg with a slight club hoof and it does toe out pretty extensively. It seems like she's short strided on that leg but it could be me just being paranoid or I think it's because of her toe out/club hoof deal. She hasn't been noticibly lame yet but we haven't been doing any serious work outs yet. She runs like a bat outta hell though and doesn't go lame so Im not sure. But I guess time will tell.

    Do you think that a pretty extreme toe out/club hoof could be causing this? I could get a video if need be. She doesn't seem in any pain and she tears ass through the fields with no problem.
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        03-27-2012, 10:17 PM
    Does she maybe have arthritis? Or maybe a previous injury to that leg
    It doesn't sound super serious, but me being paranoid also, I'd keep an eye on it
        03-27-2012, 10:20 PM
    Green Broke
    She got into that trailering accident so I thought it could be an old injury from that. And she may have arthritis. Who knows. She's not that old but it could be a possibility.

    Hopefully nothing's wrong and it's just me being paranoid but I'll get a video tomorrow.
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        03-27-2012, 10:30 PM
    Maybe she's a little stiff from the trailering accident.
    I can't wait to see her in action (:
        03-27-2012, 10:32 PM
    Green Broke
    It looks like she's stiff in that leg and she doesn't limp it just looks as if thAt leg is shorter then the others when she moves. We shall see. Will try to get a video tomorrow!
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        03-27-2012, 10:53 PM
    I knew a horse who was born with one hind leg shorter than the other
        03-28-2012, 11:54 PM
    Green Broke
    Today flopsey is back to her normal, quiet, laid back self. Oy vey!
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        03-29-2012, 01:03 AM

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