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        02-21-2011, 08:32 PM
    Originally Posted by tbstorm    
    what a looker! The best of luck with him!!!
    Thank you for the encouragement I need all the help I can get!
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        02-21-2011, 08:51 PM
    Originally Posted by SpiritedLittleCopperSpots    
    Sounds like you have a good plan all ready... You can never do too much ground work in my opinion.
    Improves your trust in each other and builds confidence.

    Make sure he is familiar with the sites, sounds, and feel of all the tack, saddle etc., if he is not all ready. Sounds like he's been saddled and ridden a bit though?
    Having your friend around for assistance is great. Always good to have some one around for the first few rides, just in case.
    Keep us posted on your progress!
    Thanks, I am trying. It will be a little while before I get on him in fact it has been 6 months since the previous owners daughter started him but then left for college and the mother can't ride because of bad knees so he's been worked since so i'll soon find out! I've been hanging on everything I read and watch from all of you who are much more experienced than I and I've been getting the message about doing lots of groundwork. Now, I have only just been with him two days since I've met him and so far have only groomed, mucked his stall him and fed him so not much has happened yet. However, I did notice he was anxious tonight when he was on the cross ties while I was grooming him and figured out it was because the cross ties where new and a different color and I have to keep remembering he is still a baby and we don't know each other yet. He kept on trying to nibble at my back when picking out his hoofs too, is that another dominance play? I am not in a rush at all with him to gain his trust. I appreciate the help and encouragement and am so grateful for you and all the others here that take the time to give such good advice. :)
        02-21-2011, 09:00 PM
    Hello, and welcome! Your horse is a beauty! Enjoy the forum. :)
        02-21-2011, 09:17 PM
    Originally Posted by CJ82Sky    
    welcome and what a lovely boy - his eyes are just beautiful!

    Love the trail plan. Any specific reason for the move to TN?
    I'm planning on moving to Lake Luzerne, NY (Lake George area north of Albany, just south of Lake Placid) in the next year so I can focus on my horses and some local shows and fun stuff while still also doing lots of trails and snowmobiling in the winter!
    Thank you! I am so happy to have a horse again and the reason for moving to TN is so I can have them in my back yard! I live in Fort Myers, FL and boarding is just crazy expensive here. The woman who I bought Koda from is not charging me any board at all and can keep him there until we move, so it was an offer I couldn't refuse or else I would have waited until I got to TN to get a horse. My oldest brother(I have 2) bought 30 acres there and invited the family to move up and live there, he is putting up a home for us... and of course the horses, hehe. I can't wait and the trail riding, I heard is great there too.

    Your move to Lake Luzerne, NY sounds like an adventure and do you have family there? What kind of horse do you have and what discipline do you like best?
        02-21-2011, 09:19 PM
    Originally Posted by cher40    
    Hello, and welcome! Your horse is a beauty! Enjoy the forum. :)
    Thank you! Are those your horses in the picture? Gorgeous! I am enjoying this forum a lot :)
        02-21-2011, 09:21 PM
    Originally Posted by horselver1979    
    Welcome to the forum! I love your horse.
    Thank you! I don't think we've had a winter here in SW Florida. Looks like you have had a lot of snow up there in MI, pretty.
        02-21-2011, 09:37 PM
    Originally Posted by Gypsyhorsedreamer    
    Thank you! Are those your horses in the picture? Gorgeous! I am enjoying this forum a lot :)
    Hello, yes they are...my golden boys...lol. And thank you. Enjoy your new horse!
        02-25-2011, 01:47 PM
    Wow he is so pretty. I love his eyes!

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