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post #1 of 13 Old 06-05-2009, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Kinda silly but so proud of Carolina!!

Well as you know I got Carolina home this week. She's underweight, neglected and has been left in a pasture for two years. So sad to do that to any horse really. She's such a sweetheart. Hopefully she hasn't forgotten any of her level 4 training lol!

Anyway - I was messing about with her and decided to try out the new bit I got for her. A Korsteel Flexi Jointed Dee snaffle. One of those new ones with the peppermint flavouring.

Her new bridle hasn't been fitted to her and she hasn't worn a bridle in two years. So I was a little nervous. But I brought it out, let her sniff it for a moment, put the reins over her ears, clicked my tongue and she took the bit right away, no issue. It took me a couple of minutes to adjust the bridle to her and she just stood there waiting for me to finish.

I patted her all over and praised her, left it on for a few minutes while I ran my hand everywhere checking her over (she has tender feet right now) then praised her again and took the bridle off.

She snorted a bit and nudged the bridle like she was disappointed I took it off! I guess she was ready to get going and do something LOL!

Here's a pic of her checking stuff out in her new bridle...

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-05-2009, 08:10 PM
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she's a very pretty horse
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Thank you! I can't wait til she gains weight and gets some condition.

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-05-2009, 08:42 PM
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I think it's great that she did so well for you. I also think it's great that even though you really want to ride you are takeing your time to let her get better.
She is a lovely mare, and I'm sure she's going to be great when she does get well enough to ride, especially if she took the bit that well.
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Oh yeh, I don't want to rush her at all. I'd dearly love her to gain a lot of weight before I start lungeing her. Plus I plan to take her for lots of walks.

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-05-2009, 09:56 PM
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That's not silly at all! what a great job with her! Also have I been in the horsey dark lately? peppermint flavored bits??!! that sounds cool.

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Aww, great job with her, she's so cute! :) She has a very sweet face. Once she's all ready, I'm sure she'll be a lovely horse!

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LOL yeh that's what I said.. so I had to get one and try it. The bits are coated with some kind of plastic.

She's very sweet and has a great personality. I learn something new about her every day.

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
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She's gorgeous, I would love to find a horse like that.
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She's a pretty girl
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