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I'm so looking forward to the weather to clear up in your neck of the woods so we can get some videos. I'm just getting my little mare started and I'm looking forward to following along with you as you go.
I'm almost a year into letting Fayde just grow up, fill out and be a horse again after her rough start before I got her. I don't think I'll ever know exactly what happened to her, but I'm guessing it was some wannabe "cowboy" who just climbed on and went to town on her. She was terrified of a saddle on her back or anything flapping around near her hindquarters.
I got her at coming 4 with an 8 month colt on her side and supposedly "green broke". The first time I saddled her up she exploded into a PRCA quality bucking fit and I quickly realized she was way short of even green broke. She has always been a sweet heart, but had no clue what so ever of how to do anything. Lots of ground work and confidence building and we are just about ready to go. She has filled out and is growing up to be a nice stout little mare.
We have just started back with getting her to understand the saddle isn't going to eat her. She is doing real well and has had almost no "Oh my gawd, it's going to kill me!" moments recently. So now we are starting to pack the bridle along with the saddle and hope to be stepping up on her some time soon.
Anybody else looking forward to more from Wanstrom??