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post #1 of 11 Old 08-14-2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Proud Momma, have to brag....sorry!

So, I have been trying to keep away from posting for a while here, and just watching and learning. BUT I had to brag about my Traum. He just turned 3 in July. I have been doing light trail riding with him, and brought him to a couple open shows just for grins.

Last week my co-worker got all 5 (YES 5!) kids and they wanted to go ride horse. They range in age from 5-15 and Traum was amazing, so proud of him! This is how he acted with the 5 year old, 1st time rider. Then progressed up to the 15 yr old who took him around the arena at a lope.

The picture with the English saddle was the first time he has ever had one on....he really looks good with it, and does like it too. But I think I'll save that for fun.
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-14-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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He has actually come quite a ways now, too. Will sidepass a little, moves both front and rear off leg pressure, and is doing some collection. I am still not sure, though, of what to work him towards. Yes, trail riding, but if there is something that he would actually excel in. Any thoughts are appreciated!


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post #3 of 11 Old 08-14-2013, 06:26 PM
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Looks like he did great! Though I will say his feetsies need a trim. And to never ever ever leave the reins on the ground like that. One good step and yank on them and he'll split his tongue in half. ): Would be a shame for a boy with such a pretty face!

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post #4 of 11 Old 08-14-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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His feet did get trimmed. Thought I could get away with skipping ONE trimming but nope!

I have worked with him a lot on the leaving the reins on the ground like that, it does not phase him when he steps on them.


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post #5 of 11 Old 08-23-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well I finally got the video to load...so here it is.


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post #6 of 11 Old 08-23-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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By the way, I'm working on neck reining with him. Does anyone have any tips? I've never really worked through this with a horse. He does respond to leg pressure, and has started to listen to the rein "pressure" if you will on his neck, but so that he is quick to respond to the reining part. I have always started light with pressure and then increase until I get the response I want. Anything I should be doing different?


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Putting a little girl on a 3 yr old w no helmet O.O X.X sorry, that's all I could think about! Glad he has made good progress! And to add to the reins being on the ground, it's not that it doesn't phase him when he steps on them, but if he spooks and steps on them I think some nasty damage could be done =(
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-23-2013, 07:20 PM
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He looks great. He is really cute. He sounds like a dream! (my dorky attempt at a joke, because Traum is german for dream)
Anywhoo, I think you are doing a great job with him. Keep going! But the kids should be wearing helmets. Not because of his age but in general.
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-27-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your comments. Yes maybe helmets could have been used, I do not own any, and where I board do not have any to offer to borrow.

Again, with the reins, I was standing 5' away from him. Thanks for your concern.

Yes "Traum" is german....liked the attempt ;)


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post #10 of 11 Old 08-27-2013, 07:00 PM
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He looks good.. Don't think the reins are a problem.. She's standing right there.. Horse doesnt look like he was even worrying about anything happening ATM.. which she was just snapping a picture... Glad he did so well with the kids:)!
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