For those who aren't sure who Nova is, she's my new 8 year old reg solid paint mare! She's green due to her sitting in a paddock for 3 years doing nothing. Just started getting back into work maybe a month ago.
This will be where I post my questions I have about her, and our progress on a day to day bases. I hope some people learn form this thread and its going to be a positive one. There will be the obvious pictures and videos for all of you. :)
So lets begin!
Nova will be coming home friday!
My plans so far is to really get her trust. Where she's at right now he's very aggressive with his disipline, which is fine to an extent..but Nova seems to be very sensative when it comes to that so she's learned to be very careful around humans. I went to her stall before I left the barn yesterday and called for her and she jumped a foot then froze in place, poor girl.
Also in order to help her loosen up the first few days is going to be grooming and grazing and get her to understand humans are okay to be around. Then I want to start carrot stretches and nose to tail, because she's a VERY stiff horse and maybe half of it is because she's scared to do anything wrong and the fact that she hasn't done ANYTHING in 3 years?
So I will start there. First day will just be walking around and showing her her new home of course!! :) Possibly groom if she's relaxed enough.
OH and she will be getting vetted and checked over soon as well :)
Pictures will come soon enough when she's home!
Hope everyone will enjoy this thread!