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    10-01-2012, 04:23 PM
Green Broke
Reeco's new training log

As I got the all clear on friday to bring Reeco back into work I a starting a new training log.

I have decided to treat Reeco as though he is totaly unbroken and start again.

So today I introduced him to the Roller,
Tied him up, stuck a haynet in front of him and gave him a brush, then I picked up the roller and Reeco stopped breathing at this point. He was terrified and holdin his breath. I just held it out and let him sniff it, turned hi in a few circles to force him to breathe and then tied him back up again and brushed him with one hand whilst holdin roller out with the other. When he went back to munching I then put it on his shoulder, repeat of the holding breath turning circles lark.

I final managed to get it on him, no explosions or squashing me, I turned him in a few circles to stop him holding his breath, then I got the mints out and made him bend a few ties on either side.

Then called it a day and left it at that.

Poor lad was terrified and expecting pain, but by the end of it he was happil munching his hay with the roller on and done up fairly tight!

Very pleased with splodgey pony and hopefully he will be happy ridden pony again.
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    10-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Green Broke
Popped the roller on Reeco tonight again, he had a minor explosion when I tightened it however I whipped him round in a tight circle immediately, he stopped and then I tied him up with a haynet in front of him and left him whilst I brushed the yard, changed jeffs rug and sorted feeds for the morning.
    10-06-2012, 11:54 AM
Green Broke
Reeco has been having a roller put on him every night, yesterday I decided to lunge him and he was an angel, so today I decided to pop him in longreins.
A friend on the yard who is much more experianced with longreins than I am. The longreins have always been a major problem for him and have resulted in several spectacular explosions
He was an angel today, and we were walk, trot and cantering quitely.

    10-09-2012, 03:46 PM
Green Broke
Reeco was an angel again today, longreined in walk trot and canter, walk to canter, halt to trot, changing the rein in trot. Fiures of 8 in trot. Got some realy beautiful work in trot and he cantered without panicing!
    10-09-2012, 06:51 PM
Ah,progress;such a wonderful thing! :)
    10-09-2012, 09:04 PM
I am thinking that a roller is like a circingle. A band that goes around the horses girth with rings on the sides and top?
    10-10-2012, 03:35 AM
Green Broke
It is that band round his belly in the photos
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    10-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Green Broke
Reeco worked for the first time ever in a passoa this evening!!

Best invention ever I think. It tightened round his backside, he paniced, ended up pulling against himself and gave up very rapidly and ground to a halt which is far better than bolting! Then got some beautiful work from him

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