05-01-2010, 12:02 AM
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Photos will be in next post!
Today was intense. I drove Chance to her new home, and it was the hardest thing to do honestly. When they walked her to the barn and I walked away... she just called and my heart DROPPED! She was beyond perfect today too, she got straight on the trailer, and got right off and did everything they asked of her. I was so proud of my girl. But she has acres of pasture to run and will be happy I think.
Nova is ... just WOW! An AMAZING horse!!! She got on that trailer, and got off and NOTHING ... and I mean NOTHING phases this mare... well.. sheep are a little scary. I took her off teh trail and she snorted a bit and just stood next to me like.. oh hey? We walked around and even did some free lunging. Im NOT use to having such a calm horse LOL! Im use to chance where it was like flying a kite. LOL.
Then it came to grooming: She was perfect! Stood there and everything. But you can tell she's never been taken care of right. SHe had a knot in her tail the size of texas... realistically.. put your fists together... that's how big it was... took me and 2 others to take that out, and CRAP load of detangular! I washed it and put M.T.G in it, then wrapped it. She LOVED this attention.. she's such a cuddle bug anyways, and the people she was with never paid much attention to her. Oh and to proove how.. level headed this mare is..I had her on cross ties.. and the wind was blowing realllly hard, and the trash can fell over and flew across the barn... and the cover even came off.. making huge noises.. and she never even really moved.. she just looked at it like.. hmm whats that? I was so confident in how calm she was [this was a good 3-4 hours she's been at the barn] a little 5-6 year old I was helping baby sit asked if she could groom Nova, and I said of course! So this little girl brought a red step ladder over to Nova and just groomed that horse till her heart desired and Nova was just as still as can be. :) It really made me happy. She's young and green, but she's worth her weight in gold already honestly.
Shes going to need a lot of manner work.. and just basic ground work like moving and front and back end etc etc.. because she doesnt quite understand that.
Im going to try and start a little friendly game.. because she's a little flinchy when it comes to human hands or anything swinging at her. She just needs to get use to ALOT more human handling. We'll see how she progresses tomorrow!!