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post #51 of 52 Old 09-16-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Another GREAT note I worked her again in the round pen. This morning I didnt make her run, I just let her go...she would trot/jog at a fast pace, then slow down, speed up again, slow down. I would use the whip (not on her, just sling it next to her) and she would speed back up again.

This evening, I wanted to make her run. It took A LOT to get the big girl running, she just didnt want to run at all, however she got it and the pressure stopped (the whip) I did have to smack her but with it quit a few times (shes a bit stubborn when she wants to be but I didnt give in. She ran around once and then we ended the session on that. It was pretty stressful on her I am sure. But since she did what I asked her to do (with a lot of pressure) I wanted to end her on a good note SHE DID GREAT EVEN AGAIN

So after we worked, I walked her around for a good half hour, because I worked her a little bit harder this time and a little bit longer.

Took her to the wash rack, rinsed her off real good.....THEN....THEN......


YUPPERS: You seen it....I braided all of her hair. The hair that comes down on her face, I did my very first French Braid. She looks AWESOME.

She did great standing there letting me braid her.....MY ARMS

I am sooooooo happy with her....SORRY for going on and on, Im just thrilled with everything I have been able to do with her, when last week I was ready to give her away
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post #52 of 52 Old 09-16-2012, 10:58 PM
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Awww, she's so pretty! Look at her all dressed up ^^
Don't leave the braids in too long or she'll rub them out, but they look lovely, and like a lot of work xD
Also, her tail braid looks lovely, just be careful when you braid the whole tail. When I was a kid I groomed my friend's horse for a show and braided his tail alllll the way down, he looked very pretty. But when he got riding he went to swat a fly with his tail and whacked himself, he thought it was a crop, everytime he started to slow down he did it again and again until the rider had to bail and someone finally caught him. x.x Whoops!!! So what you can do is french braid the tail down to the end of the tail bone, then braid the rest in your hand off, leaving the rest of the hair down, so it's only a thin braid at the bottom.

I'm glad you work is going well, she may have just been tired from your morning work still, or playing in her paddock. Or maybe she's just lazy, drafts tend to be xD The Belgian I'm in love with was as lazy as they got until we turned to the bridge heading home, then he was unstoppable xD He rocked.
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