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    01-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Faye, you deserve "patient horse-person of the millennium" award.
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    01-12-2013, 11:14 AM
Originally Posted by gottatrot    
Wouldn't it be so much easier if horses could talk?
This can pertain to all animals in general. Can you imagine the stories some of them would tell? Devastating to think about.
    01-13-2013, 06:51 AM
Woo hoo! Good job sticking with it!
    01-16-2013, 07:44 PM
Green Broke
Unfortunatly training has ground to a halt due to the weather. We will get there but working a young horse who didnt bother growing a winter coat in a snow storm is probably not a good idea and now the snow is frozen solid so I am struling to get him out of his stable!
    01-17-2013, 12:54 AM
Ack! Any chance you could salt the snow? Or would that be problematic to his hooves since they are by his stall?

Is there any light stuff you could work on/fine tune? I can't think of anything at the moment.
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    01-17-2013, 03:45 AM
Green Broke
TBH as the snow will likely only last a week or 2 its no biggy. There would be very little point in salting outside his stsable as the school is froen solid
    02-18-2013, 02:47 PM
Green Broke
Just a little update for those interested.
Recently we have been working on the trot to canter transition as this is where he used to panic and bolt, normaly resulting in me flying head first into what ever solid object happened to be at the edge of the school (so fence, wall, Tree etc)

However last week I managed to get him to canter on his left rein once without panicing and I left it at that for the day.
Since then I've had many lessons with him and today we cantered twice on each rein. The first time we went into canter on the right rein he paniced but rather than his normal bronking bolt, he tucked his bum went 2 or 3 steps and then stopped dead!!! We seem to have gotten through to him that he doesnt need to run any more.
We then did anouther transition into canter in which he didnt panic and we left it at that for today.
Love my splodgey pony and i'm realy realy hoping we have turned the corner now!
    02-19-2013, 05:29 AM
That is so awesome!!!
    03-10-2013, 03:30 PM
Green Broke
Little update I've recently had several canters on each rein and am now off the lunge in walk and trot.
I've also been hacking him out

Today we hacked out in howling winds (I nearly chickened out but my instructor MADE me, she came out on her connie with me), we had a bit of a disasterous start as we decided riding along the edge of a field would be better than the road, unfortunatly Reeco sank up to his hind fetlocks in mud and that paniced him slightly, the man behind the hedge making monkey noises realy didnt help either and for one moment I did think he was going to go, but credit to him he tucked himself into winnies bottom (Winnie being my instructors connie) and kept going at walk.
We then got back onto the road and he settled beautifully, well untill the blizzard hit us! There was so much snow I couldnt see where we were going and Reeco kept trying to turn his bum into it.
We got home in one piece (somewhat frozen) and not having hit the deck so I'm counting it as progress!!!
    03-10-2013, 03:34 PM
Green Broke
Yay! Happy you had a good time, and didn't freeze to death, lol. You are a brave one.

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