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        08-07-2011, 10:33 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Thanks! She comes from racing lines, but she was never intended to race herself. Her dam raced and I believe her sire was supposed to race but became injured.
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        09-16-2011, 05:27 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Gosh, I suck at updating! Big time!

    Well, I have ridden Sunny a couple times since I last updated, but nothing major.

    There is something major coming up, though!
    Sunny will have 30 days professional training in the month of October. The barn trainer will do a total of about twelve rides by the end of the month, which is perfect.

    I still want to come out of it with a greenie, so it's the perfect amount of training.

    At first I felt a little defeated because I was throwing away the prospect of doing all of Sun's training myself.

    But now I'm just excited!

    It was getting so old having people invite me on rides, and always having to respond, "Sorry, my horse isn't trained to be ridden."

    That's probably what pushed me more than anything to let a pro do it. I just wanted to ride!

    And now I'll be able to, so long as the month goes as planned.

    So excited!
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        09-22-2011, 04:33 AM
      #23
    Green Broke
    Yay I'm excited for you too!!!
         
        09-22-2011, 04:35 AM
      #24
    Yearling
    Thats great! It will be good to get a bit of a push but still be able to train her afterwards. :)
         
        09-26-2011, 12:40 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Thank you both!

    Today was marvelous day at the barn.
    I finally sucked it up and tied Sunny, for the first time at the new stable. I tied her in the round pen, and then in the wash rack. She was wonderful! She didn't set back at all, and it was her first time ever getting bathed. She was perfect. I could not have asked for a better response from her.

    I also took her into the arena and we walked over some ground poles and between standards. She was great.

    She gets moved to her stall on Saturday! So Saturday commences her professional training.
    She will be worked with fives times a week, three will be riding. The others will be ground work, like mane pulling, lunging, trailer loading, etc.
    They are essential preparing her for shows.

    I am so excited! I can't wait.
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        10-01-2011, 03:45 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    October 1, 2011

    Went to the barn today to find Sunny's own personal stall! She was in the pasture so I went to bring her in. She has always been VERY balky and likes to plant her feet. Today, not at all! I later found out that the BO had brought her in for breakfast and when she tried to balk, the BO really got on her. Day 1 of training and she's already made a vast improvement, and it wasn't even an official session!
    Her official training starts Monday when the trainer comes back from her honeymoon. I'm very excited!
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        10-06-2011, 09:51 AM
      #27
    Green Broke
    October 6

    Went to the barn yesterday! When I got there they had actually just taken Sun into the round pen and were beginning to work with her. She was tacked up, bit and all, and they mainly worked on not letting her swing out her butt when she changed directions.
    They worked her into a good lather and then I gave her a quick rinse in the wash rack. She was a doll!

    The "event" of the day..... The trainer was lunging her and another boarder/barn worker suddenly yells, "Stop! I think she bit her tongue!" because there was foamy blood coming out of her mouth.
    So we stopped her to look and, guess what? She lost a baby tooth!
    You could see the adult tooth breaking through her gums.

    Anyway! I was very pleased with how they work with Sunny. I have the utmost confidence in them.
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        10-06-2011, 09:59 AM
      #28
    Showing
    Can't wait to hear how she does! Sounds like it's going great :)
         
        10-06-2011, 11:01 AM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Thanks, MH! :)
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        10-15-2011, 10:21 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    October 15

    I am on Cloud 9 right now!

    Just got some news that Sunny was ridden on Friday, and took her first trot steps under saddle! I am so, so proud! The trainer is, too! They say that Sunny is smart and willing to learn, which makes me so proud. I couldn't be happier!!

    I can't wait to see how the rest of the month goes.
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