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post #11 of 52 Old 02-17-2011, 12:30 AM
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So I just had a though....How does Nova do with other people? Being she has really never been handled by anyone before now, how does she respond to say your husband? Just a thought for future possible problems, say when the vet, farrier or a friend come to see her.
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post #12 of 52 Old 02-17-2011, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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So I just had a though....How does Nova do with other people? Being she has really never been handled by anyone before now, how does she respond to say your husband? Just a thought for future possible problems, say when the vet, farrier or a friend come to see her.
- she does great with my husband - cause she knows him - she loves my barn owner - cause he feeds her (she does get a little food aggressive - she is better - we are still working on that issue - when I first got her she actually was turning her butt to me and wanted to kick me!)
- I had the farrier come out 3 weeks ago to give her first trim - it took her about 5 minutes to warm up to him, she was not afraid of him, just did not know him - so I told him to rub on her for 5 minutes and then she was relaxed about him and as result she stood still for him

-I'd say other people will not be a problem - my female friend stops by my barn once in like 2 weeks and Nova comes to her to get a pet on forehead over the fence I think Nova associates humans with a lot of lovin' and rubbing on her and the humans = rubbing feels good :-D
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post #13 of 52 Old 02-17-2011, 07:56 PM
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Awesome! Sounds great, some people tend to overlook that part when training. Just figure yeah they're doin great with me, shouldn't have any problems! But ONCE again sounds like you are doing an amazing job with Nova!!
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Great start with your horse Nova. Fantastic idea posting the progress on a thread. This would be a great idea for my site!

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Aaaah! I wish my hubby was in the barn with the video camera today.. I really wore Nova out on long lunge line in the indoor today, then got on her asked her to trot, she spooked a little bit initially but then she trotted around with me on her with no problem! She has an awesome western pleasure like jog.. gosh - I just love this filly! Took me like 40 minutes to cool her of - she got a great workout, nice wet saddle pad and a steamy horse
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Aaaah! I wish my hubby was in the barn with the video camera today.. I really wore Nova out on long lunge line in the indoor today, then got on her asked her to trot, she spooked a little bit initially but then she trotted around with me on her with no problem! She has an awesome western pleasure like jog.. gosh - I just love this filly! Took me like 40 minutes to cool her of - she got a great workout, nice wet saddle pad and a steamy horse
- hard to see my wet horse after today's workout - she deserved her food today - please pardon the bad quality of the picture - my phone is not "smart" :-D
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I think you are doing very, very well. And the filly is adorable. I guess you do have a pretty nice butt, too. Certainly your husband thinks so. Or is he your husband? (none of my business!)
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I think you are doing very, very well. And the filly is adorable. I guess you do have a pretty nice butt, too. Certainly your husband thinks so. Or is he your husband? (none of my business!)
LOL!! - really it was I think the only thing he said in that video and he had to comment on my butt.. :-D
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Very nice job! Adorable horse :)

Regarding the horse walking up to you on the lunge when asked to stop...I would never allow this either. I was always taught that when you asked the horse to stop, they should stop and face you, but NOT to advance towards you. This shows respect, but without getting in your space.

The horse should naturally want to face you when they stop, but should wait for you to ask them to move toward you (I would still not get in the habit of asking them to do this, I always approach the horse when I am ready).
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post #20 of 52 Old 02-18-2011, 09:41 AM
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Great job!!! Glad to hear you were able to get the trot from her.

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