Its been a LOOONG time.. happy to be back :)
I recently sold Boo, finally, to a family I know we keep him working and happy. Yayy! Now as for my new horse.. long story short..
Off the track Thoroughbred mare "Whats Reality", came from Cali, 17hh, born in 1994, Bold Ruler bloodlines. Now named Demarie.
She hasn't been ridden in over five years. She was given to me from a family friend because she was too much horse for my friend. She's big and energetic (not crazy). She was at a ranch where she was only fed once a day so she lost some weight. I took her trailriding twice a few months ago and just yesterday we took her to the fairgrounds to the arena and the track. To my surprise, great ride. I even jumped her a little bit. Remember, she's had very little done with her. So she must have a great head on her shoulders.
Anyhow, I have a couple questions and I can give more info but I'm short of time right at the moment. I need tips for neckreining, softening her mouth, and both our transitions to English. She has no concern for the jump.. which is good.. but she just lets her feet hit it because it doesnt bother her. Also, tips for putting weight on her? She has unlimited grass hay, she's fed alfalfa twice daily, I recently took her off beet pulp/pellets/red cell and now I started Ultium.
Much appreciated!! Thank you!! :)