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        06-07-2008, 06:41 AM
    Rode the baby today!!!!

    You may know that my little chestnut Nudge is still in the process of being broken in. Well when I first started riding him, he would buck until he got me off, and I lost my confidence inhim a bit. I had a stock man ride him a few times for me, but still wasnt confident to get on him.
    So anyway, it had been about 2 months since Id last rode him, and the guy was at the pony club grounds today building a shed and asked if Id been riding him, which I hadent lol, and he said he'd be right. So I decieded to hop on him. I lunged him bout 5 mins beforehand, and he was so good for me!!! We just walked around the ring, and he tossed his head round a bit, and tried to get it down once, but I growled at him and he knew what I was on about lol!!! Im so proud of him, what a good baby!!! Im going to get on him again on Monday, hopefully!!!
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        06-07-2008, 06:58 AM
    Good for you. Babies can be so nerve wracking.
        06-07-2008, 07:34 AM
    I'll say
        06-09-2008, 06:15 PM
    Just remember to persavere :) , me and my friend will be breaking in a baby starting thursday. It is the daughter of the horse in my picture she is called charla. We are goin to gain some trust in her first through grooming and in hand walks and soon we will be lunging her but taking everything very slowly. My best advice is to keep going even if you think all hope is gone. That's what im going to do and im sure it will keep me going . Good luck for the future with your little baby :)
        06-09-2008, 06:29 PM
    Your braver than me I'm not sure if I want to be the first on their back (I have 2- 2year olds) I've been climbing up on the rails of the fence and throwing my leg over them. They just stand there and let me but actually getting on them is a ways off. They havent even had a saddle on yet.
        06-09-2008, 08:16 PM
    A little colt im breaking is a percheron so he is a yearling but you know..he lays down plenty- so when he lays down I tend to be stupid and NEVER swing my leg over but always sit on him and scratch his butt and everything and he's a good buy.ive put hay bales on his back and wave saddle pads all along his boy and he's great! So sadly--yes there are horses who absolutely HATE riders but once they get someone glued to their backs they tend to quit.but I think ur little colt will get over it.its a matter of time.good luck though on monday! "ride" safe!
        06-09-2008, 08:36 PM
    Good for you. How nerve racking when you know what's waiting for you when you get on. Good for you for over coming that. Make sure you always have someone around when you ride.

    Keep us posted on the progress :)
        06-09-2008, 10:18 PM
    Green Broke
    Yay im glad that you got to finally have a good ride with him!
        06-09-2008, 11:27 PM
    You're so lucky! My baby is too small for me and he's pretty much done growing. :( I've ridden him anyway, but it's not good for him so I'm forced to send him out to get ridden every day.
        06-10-2008, 06:50 AM
    Well I went to a dressage thing on monday and came home to discover that Nudge had been sentoff to the breaker (who isnt exactly breaking him, just furthering his education). Its nice to be told when these things are happening isnt it
    Anyway, I rode him again this arvo, just a walk, and he was good. But when the guy first saddled him, they put a flank strap on him and lunged him, and holy **** can he buck!! He was leaping straight up 2 ft high before kicking out, he looked like a bronc!!! I can't believe the times he bucked with me that I stayed on as long as I did!! Wish Id had a video camera cos it was quite a show, breaker even said he'd never seen a horse buck like that!!

    So Ill be riding him every day under the guidance of the breaker for the next week, so hopefully things will go well from now on, cos he's smart and picks things up quick.

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