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        05-06-2013, 11:32 PM
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        05-07-2013, 08:33 PM
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    Green Broke
    Today was a good day.(:

    I went out to the barn early so I could do some intense groundwork if she was feeling bratty before the farrier came out. She didn't need it. She walked up to me in the pasture and walked on lead perfectly. Stood just fine for a quick brushing and we went out to my truck to wait for the farrier. She didn't want to eat the grass since it was freshly cut, so she stood with her head in my lap while we relaxed.

    And then she was great for the farrier! Until he tried to get her foot up without letting her pick it up and she kicked out a bit (I don't blame her). Aside from that she stood fine, even with the dogs running around her feet.

    All in all I was very pleased with her today. (: Pictures will be in next post :p
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        05-07-2013, 08:34 PM
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        05-09-2013, 07:02 PM
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    Soo..Today was kinda disappointing. :/ I was sooo ready to work on canter, canter, canter..and some more canter! But the butt decided to be ever so slightly off and I deemed her lame.):

    She was perfectly sound walk/canter. Her trot was just a little off though. She didn't look lame when I lunged her in a small circle, but she just felt off while I was on her..I figured it may just be because her feet are a little sore since they were just trimmed (and I have yet to have time to fix them, along with the fact that they're too short ), but I hopped off and untacked her.

    So..I took the clippers to her! XD I didn't have anything else to do with her since she's about perfect on the ground (for now...until she comes into heat again, lol), so I decided I was going to attempt to clip again. She's pretty much done shedding aside from those nasty, horrid looking starvation hairs, so it was time for those to go too. So her belly/shoulder/leg/chest fuzz that isn't suppose to be there now blends in with her coat a little better, lol. She twitched a few times on her belly and shoulders..so there's a few spots with slightly less summer coat, but it's okay because they're not noticable like the last patch I ruined on her neck, lol.

    I left her standing where I clipped while I went to put my tack away and she STOOD! She didn't even move a foot. She stood stock still watching the horses get turned out, but never moved. So, for now: Ground Tying=Check.

    After that I hosed her off since it's warm out and we need to work on the kick warning she gives everytime I get water on her, lol. By the end of our hosing session she dropped it right back to the ground everytime I said down and growled..so I viewed it as progress and sat on my tailgate while she dried off a little.

    So, while I was hoping to be out there until 3 or so..I put her away around 1.30 and went to go get some lunch for myself.

    I'll post pictures in the next post :p
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        05-09-2013, 07:05 PM
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        05-09-2013, 07:37 PM
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    I love these pictures! She looks great all shined up and clipped, and I love the roached mane. Poor gal sure isn't wanting to gain weight though, is she? I can relate...TB weight gain is an art! LOL
         
        05-09-2013, 09:39 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
    Thanks!
    I'm going to start her on some beet pulp shreds when I get a paycheck to hopefully add a little faster. Her ribs look soo much better in person, I swear the pictures make her drop like 50#, lol.

    I can tell she's filling in on her neck and flank..just saving the ribs for last :p lol
    Hopefully the ribs will be less visible after a week or so on some beet pulp.

    The funny thing is, as soon as I get her from the pasture, I can't see any ribs..and then when I brush her, ribs magically appear, lol.
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        05-10-2013, 07:34 PM
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    I'm about to start Kenzie on beet pulp too xD she's just a tad bit thinner than Alahna though. Hopefully it does both of them some good!

    Its so strange because one day it will look like she's filling in a little, then the next she looks like death again. It bugs me so much!
         
        05-12-2013, 09:45 AM
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    Soo..yesterday wash't bad. We had a slight respect issue..which I believe is because of the farrier. :/

    She did NOT want to pick up her feet for me! I tapped her with the hoof pick, I pushed her shoulder over, etc..She did not want it picked up. So, when I finally got it upnafter completely pushing her off balance, we did it over and over again until she picked it up when my hand ran down her leg. We moved to the other side (that isn't bruised and too short) and she picked it up with minimal persuasion. We did that a few times and were done. A little while later..another boarder showed up and while we were chatting she mentioned that she'd like to see since she doesn't know too short from ideal. Again, she didn't want to pick her foot up (the left again), but finally did so with a little less persuasion and I explained about the white line, flares, etc and where he took too much toe off and left the sole above the wall.

    So..we hand grazed for a bit after all the brushing and feet was done. BO had the trailer out at a pony party and Alahna was just SO intrigued that there wasn't a trailer where it usually is, lol. She blew and snorted as we tip-toed to the spot and then she took a dive for the dead grass xD I couldn't help but laugh at her, haha.

    So, I took her inside and decided we were going to lunge for a little bit and get listening a little quicker. It took her a littlw to understand that I could ask for a walk and she could slow down to it without stopping. And, she's finally stopping instead of just doing circles upon circles around me until she finally realizes I asked for a whoa when I stopped spinning with her, haha. I did lots of transitions between a jog and a working trot and switched directions a few times. She was sound all through it, so I'm going to see how she rides later today when I go out. Maybe a nice, easier trail.

    So, I turned her back out and she politely walked about 10ft away from me before she took off toward the rest of the horses galloping towards her, haha.

    So, pictures will be in the next post.

    Endiku, I know what you mean about the odd death and filling in days xD Mine tends to change every hour somehow though, haha. I'm going to hold off on the beet pulp until I get a substantial paycheck from my new job (since a$$hole cut my hours from almost 30 to 18 and I can't do anything about it because I didn't write it down...)
    But, by the time I get that paycheck..she might not need it anymore, lol. She looked sooo much better yesterday! I could barely see her ribs unless she bent funny, lol.
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        05-12-2013, 09:54 AM
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