Okay so today I went to the barn and free lunged Ginger until she was tired. As soon as I let her go into the paddock her took off into a full gallop, bucking and kicking. I could tell she was having fun since all winter they've been stuck in a little tiny paddock. So I went into the middle of the big paddock that I let her loose in and I cracked the lunge whip for her to start going. She knew exactly what I was asking. She had so much energy that she went into a full gallop around me. After about 3 minutes of that she slowed down to a canter. So she basically cantered around me for 45 minutes. She was sweating up a storm. After she cantered for about 45 minutes she was getting extremely tired so she decided to eat grass. the flies were EVERYWHERE, it was disgusting. After I let her eat for a bit I made her canter for awhile longer and then I took her out of the paddock and walked her around. She wasn't as pushy with me since she was tired. But she did try to pull me around a bit so every time she tried to prance around and pull me to grass I made her go into a very tight circle. After about doing this for 3 times she finally got the idea NOT to pull me. I walked her down by the lake and over by the road and she was doing great! I brought her back over to the lake and I let her graze while I sat on the picnic bench. She was trying to pull me but I wasn't budging (the rope halter is my bff by the way ) after I brought her back into the barn and I trimmed her bridle path with scissors. It was really uneven because the last time I tried to cut it she just would not stand still but today she was an angel! I let her munch on some of the hay then I brought her back out and hosed her off because she was really sweaty. I could tell she really enjoyed it! And the whole time I was at the barn with her I felt like we had an instant connection, one that I havnt felt before with her. When I was letting her eat in the big paddock that I was lunging her in she was coming over to me like "what should I do next?" it was amazing. She is a really great horse. Im still debating on weather or not to sell her. Maybe all this bad behavior is just because she needs to be worked. Im going to see how she does with this routine. Im so very proud of her!
Well that's my day with Ginger. I just had to share it with you guys because I am very excited to see how she is now acting.