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        06-04-2013, 11:06 AM
    June 4, 2013

    I brought Raina in from the pasture and groomed her up. I asked her to move over and she shoved into me, so we had a little lesson in moving when I tell her to.

    She saddled fine and mounted great. Her trot was pleasant and so was her canter. She's finally getting the idea that she doesn't need to fly around the arena when I ask for a higher speed.

    I've also gotten her into some jumping. He seems to enjoy it so why not? I took her over a small cross rail and she took it just fine. Took her over it again and she just trotted over it, so I'm guessing she needs more of a challenge. I'd like to set up a two stride next time I'm out with her.

    I decided then that I'd actually ask her to soften and work and she backed off the bit... A lot. I had changed her from the snaffle and back into the curb bit she ha been going in for the last couple months. I'm guessing she's not happy with that so ill just switch her back to the snaffle.

    Other than that, nothing much to report. She's doing just lively in the arena and I plan to switch her into a jumping saddle here in the next couple weeks. Should be fun!
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        08-27-2013, 03:52 PM
    Tuf Tami

    I read your thread and am very impressed with what you did with her!
    I sold Tuf Tami to your BO (not certain what BO stands for so I will not post her name).
    Tami was quite a horse, raced 150 times with 14 1sts, 21 2nds, 17 3rds -- in the racing world that's an accomplishment! http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=1133047&registry=T
    She mostly ran bare foot and was FORCED into retirement because she was 12 years old!
    She had perfect conformation and not one blemish on her legs after 150 races...she ruled the herd with a strong but very kind hand not allowing fighting or bullying by the other horses.
    I had 2 TB foals out of her - her 1st was toed out a bit and didn't race but showed tremendous speed (until my twit of a trainer bowed Timmy's tendon with overwork, ugh); her next TB foal was Oddy Oddy All Day one of the loves of my life, kind and gentle as they come - he hated getting dirt in his face so we were going to wait until Presque Isle opened with the synthetic surface but he died of colic shortly before it opened, I miss him dearly.
    I had Tami up for sale for $5,000 but your BO talked me down to less than $1,000 claiming to be poor and struggling, haaa!
    I lost track of Tami but wouldn't mind having her back so she'd be guaranteed a forever home.
    Tami's pedigree is impressive, mostly British & Canadian thru NORTHERN DANCER -- she was mainly bred for the turf but ran (and WON) on all surfaces. The TB foals I got out of her had her sweet temperament so I think the QH stud made up the bad side of your mare.
    I'd like to hear from you at amkingerski@yahoo.com and update your progess...if you'd be interested in retraining a throw-away horse that was given to me, we could talk $$

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