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post #1 of 5 Old 01-06-2009, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Addy's first week at the trainers...

Well Addy has officially been at my trainers place for a week now. Things seem to be going well. My trainer is really pleased with her movement and thinks she has tons of potential in the dressage ring. We just need to work on ground manners. She is a bit pushy- seems harmless enough though...she is only 4...but we are gonna nip it in the butt. So thats first priority. We have also learned that she has obviously never been cross tied...that was an interesting event. But in the arena she is all work, no play- so thats a good thing. Love the mare to death- underneath her baby habits she is a sweet girl. It makes me a little sick to my stomach though...b/c I was told by the farm that I bought her from that she had nearly a year in training (off the track) and with some tune up training would be ready for the training level dressage shows this spring. My trainer says she has had no lateral work! Ugh! I have had horses since I was 6, but have just recently (6mo ago) gotten back into it and have gotten serious about the dressage path...but I am still very green at of course how was I suppose to know? I feel like I paid way too much for her (they were asking 5500, but I paid 3000)....but we will work through that and hopefully start showing in the summer...but that may be pushing it. I'll keep you updated on her progress and hopefully get video of her soon! I go out tomorrow for my 3rd hands on training session with her.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-06-2009, 04:44 PM
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You guys should have some schooling shows in the spring shouldn't you? Could you take her to a couple of those? You guys are going to have a blast with her regardless of how you do. All of it is going to be great experience for her regardless so just have fun with her. You'll have her ready for showing before you know it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-06-2009, 06:19 PM
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Hopefully she'll be a fast learner. Keep us updated on her progress
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That's good she's doing good! I hope she continues to do well!

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-06-2009, 08:28 PM
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Aww, that is great to hear! From the pictures that you've posted before of Addy, she seems like a great horse! I wouldn't worry too much about what you thought, etc. Everything will work itself out and I'm sure she'll do great. That's good that you are getting those ground manners down pat. That will certainly lay a good foundation for the rest of her training. Keep us updated!

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