Okay..So, lets get back to this journal of mine, lol.
I didn't update for our last two rides..but here's a link to our team penning day: TB in a QH World!
Anywho..Today I whistled and she turned away, I whistled again and Copperhead's Raina kept trying to get my treats and stick her head in my halter, lol, but Alahna turned back around and walked two steps toward me and waited for me to get to her. We walked down to the barn and Scout (a boarder's dog) was bolting around the arena and Alahna was NOT having it. She tried kicking her multiple times and jumped forward a couple times. By the time we did three circles just walking with the dog running around she finally stopped actually kicking, but still pinned her ears and lifted her leg up to kick. I left it at that and tied her up and brushed her good.
I had the two curries and a medium brush and got a good clump of shedding fur off her. I finally got to her back end and was able to curry it gently. We're still having some issues on her kicking when she's touched farther than half way down her body, so it was progress. We're taking it slow because I can't afford to get kicked right now (just got back to work and all). I'm bummed I can't pick her back feet or brush her legs off, but she'll live until I can get down there safely.
She started all over with the tacking up process..sadly enough. Her attitude was fixed by the time I got the two pads on (saddle is too wide just a tad, so I've been adding another pad underneath and it fits well enough. Not perfect, but no pressure points). She never actually kicked, but she did threaten to more than once.
The other boarder that was there with the Arabians were heading out for a trail with her husband and they asked if I was coming. How could I ever turn down a nice trail ride? Lol So, of course, I hopped on and tagged along with (was planning on just doing walk/trot work and maybe some cantering in the arena). We ended up beint out for a good hour an a half to two hours. By the time we got to our river destination she didn't even pin her ears at Scout anymore and went out front, in the middle, and brought up the rear perfectly fine.
I was hesitant to take her down into the river, but they went down so I took her down. She wasn't fond of the slope down (real steep) but after she stared down the water for a few seconds she stepped a foot in. And then the beating of the water came around, lol. She loved it, absolutely loved it. She didn't wanna go when we were leaving and all she did was paw at the water with her ears perked up and nose barely in the water, haha. So, we'll definitely be going swimming this summer, haha.
On our way back the neighbour's big mastiff looking dog was out with about 5 screaming little kids. She was PERFECT. She made a little spread the front legs and stare kinda spook when the dogs came out from behind a tree, but she quickely collected herself and continued on her way back to the barn.
Soo..we got back to the barn and I got her all untacked and had a smoke while the wash rack was occupied, because she was SOAKED with sweat and lather.
The wash rack went a little worse than I expected..I'm going to assume just because the water was so cold since she was still hot. She kicked almost her whole right side (took the water off as soon as she put her foot down) and only kicked once or twice on her left. I didn't actually get to spray her whole hind end off because (again) I can't afford to get kicked right now, but I got the majority of the sweat off, swiped her off woth the scraper and threw her back out to her field, where she happily trotted off to the water tub and then up to the top of the hill, lol.
Soo..I'm extremely proud of her. She was a bit more lovey when we got back too. She usually puts a mare glare on and glares at me when I try to pet her face, haha.
Oh! And it started POURING while she was tied and she didn't even pay any bit of attention to it! It's quite loud in the indoor, and I can't be happier that she wasn't pacing or anything! She winnied once or twice, but nothing I have a problem with.
I'll put pictures and a video of her standing tied with the rain in the next post. (: Posted via Mobile Device