Woo Hoo, new training project!!!
Okay, so I was riding Dobe around town the other day and I passed by my friend's house. He came running out the front door trying to stop me as I rode past. Anyway, he asked how much I would charge to start his 3yo paint filly. So, She came to Dad's yesterday but it was too cold and windy to mess with her. I went out today and put a saddle on a bitted her then worked with her flexing until she was nice and supple then lunged her for a while until she was comfortable under saddle. I plan to ride her tomorrow (if I can find a smaller cinch anyway). She is kinda on the long and VERY lean side. I had my cinch pulled up almost to the d-rings on both sides and it was still loose. Turns out that she is a whole lot smaller than my 1200 lb mustang.....................hmmm. :) If it had been tight, I would have rode her today. I am anxious and just a touch nervous because I have been around a lot of horses bred like she is and none of them have been easy to train, most of them are really touchy and tend to buck regardless what methods you use. I intend to just take it slow and easy and not push her too hard. She is the prettiest little roan sorrel paint with a flaxen mane and tail. I will get some pix tomorrow as it is dark here right now and will try to get some video of her riding. Wish me luck that she doesn't poot me off in the dirt. LOL :)