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    03-01-2011, 07:22 PM
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Yearling
Savanna's first ride

Really excited - I rode Sav for the first time today. She did well. She was very relaxed while I was on her, and very responsive, which surprised me. She can be very tense and flighty when she is unsure of something, and she remained relaxed the entire time. When I reached up and put my foot in the stirrup, he head came up and she was very alert, but when my butt hit the seat her head dropped and she started licking and chewing. We just had a short ride, less than ten minutes, because the footing wasn't all that great, and I am not a western rider, I just used the western for today in case I needed the horn for an emergency... :P I am proud of my little girl! :)



     
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    03-01-2011, 07:28 PM
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Green Broke
I'm glad that every thing went well. But you need a saddle pad, there not an option they are a must.
     
    03-01-2011, 07:28 PM
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Weanling
Thats so cool for you!!

I remember riding my horse for the first time about a year ago and it was a really, really exciting! Its nice to be able to do all the training the way you like :)

How long have you had your mare?

Oh and by the way, she's super pretty!!
     
    03-01-2011, 07:44 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
I'm glad that every thing went well. But you need a saddle pad, there not an option they are a must.
Thanks, I agree, but the only western pad we have is very thick and was too large for her back. It would have made the saddle sit incorrectly. I was hesitant about riding her without one, but the saddle stood off her spine and withers so there was no rubbing or pinching. The panels are are thick wool. I assure you if there was any discomfort on her part at all, she would have let me know... she's VERY touchy. This was just a short ride, and the rest of her riding will be done in my english saddle. I wouldn't have ridden her for any length of time without it, I promise!
     
    03-01-2011, 08:50 PM
  #5
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Equilove    
Thanks, I agree, but the only western pad we have is very thick and was too large for her back. It would have made the saddle sit incorrectly. I was hesitant about riding her without one, but the saddle stood off her spine and withers so there was no rubbing or pinching. The panels are are thick wool. I assure you if there was any discomfort on her part at all, she would have let me know... she's VERY touchy. This was just a short ride, and the rest of her riding will be done in my english saddle. I wouldn't have ridden her for any length of time without it, I promise!
oh ok. I just wanted to make sure you knew. There are a lot of people that don't think you need one so I figured I'd point it out.
     
    03-01-2011, 09:21 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by LoveMyDrummerBoy    
Thats so cool for you!!

I remember riding my horse for the first time about a year ago and it was a really, really exciting! Its nice to be able to do all the training the way you like :)

How long have you had your mare?

Oh and by the way, she's super pretty!!
I've had her since the 19th of February... she had been in a field for 6 months when I bought her, and not worked with in over a year. She was "green broke". I was going to wait a little while to ride her, but she progressed so quickly with her groundwork that I thought I'd see how she responded in the saddle. I'm excited that we can start doing saddle work now... in my comfy dressage saddle next time, LOL. Not diggin the western. But she did look pretty cool, I think ;)

And yes, the feeling of being able to train her MY way is fantastic. She's really started to trust me. It made me feel really good when she was relaxed while I rode her. My boyfriend taped it (and he did Crocodile Hunter narrations too) so I'll post the vid soon :)
     

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