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    09-21-2010, 03:00 PM
  #11
Yearling
Just wondering how things are going with the lunging?
Having any luck with it yet?
     
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    09-21-2010, 03:04 PM
  #12
Yearling
Training a miniture is just the same as a big horse
     
    09-21-2010, 03:20 PM
  #13
Weanling
Thanks rbarlo. I never trained a big horse to lunge, either. Since this is a mini horse forum, and I do not own a large horse, I referred to my mini in my question.

Hi Spirited! Ahhhh, I have been lazy. Have not even tried. I have been playing with the minis most days, though. Just body clipped them both yesterday. They grow SUCH THICK coats! And it is still awfully hot here in SoFla. I blanket when it is under 55 degrees (which won't happen until Dec and Jan.) How are you doing?
     
    09-22-2010, 11:56 AM
  #14
Yearling
Wow, it is so hard to remember the weather differences between here, and there!
You just body clipped your minis (and how did they do by the way?)
And mine are waking up to white frost on the ground every morning all ready...

I am jealous of your weather, but I could not imagine living any where but here in my mountains. So I guess I better not be complaining, Huh?

Glad to hear you are getting out and spending good time with them.
Sounds like you received some good video links for training? That probably helped more than what any one could "type" as far as instructions.

Have you checked more into that Equestrian Center that is so close to you?

Well, keep having fun with your minis, and do post some post-clipping pics for us!
     
    09-22-2010, 01:12 PM
  #15
Trained
My friend does NH with hers.....that is how she lunges her. She even lunges over fences....TOO CUTE! And-SO smart! She picked it up really fast!
     
    09-22-2010, 01:16 PM
  #16
Weanling
Ohhh, you live in God's Country! Beautiful! I am born and raised here, so it is home...but anytime I travel west I feel a *pull* like "this is where I belong."

We are just now feeling "fall like" weather. It is in the high 80s now, as oppsed to the 90s it was just last week! And of course, it is not the heat, but the humidity that is brutal, too! As I was clipping the boys, *I* felt a sense of relief watching all that hair peel off of them.

Bruno is SO handsome in his blanket...it is black with tan trim. I still need to buy one for Boo. Trying to decide on a color. He would look nice in black w/tan trim, too (he is a very light palomino) but I don't want them to be too matchy matchy. My husband and I joke...they are bachelor roommates, not "life partners"!" heehee.
     
    09-22-2010, 01:18 PM
  #17
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by franknbeans    
My friend does NH with hers.....that is how she lunges her. She even lunges over fences....TOO CUTE! And-SO smart! She picked it up really fast!
hi franknbeans! When I see your screen name, I think of the movie "Therés Something About Mary!"" Heehee!

Ok, I feel dumb...I am sure it is simple...what is NH?
     
    09-22-2010, 01:28 PM
  #18
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtymartini    
Ohhh, you live in God's Country! Beautiful! I am born and raised here, so it is home...but anytime I travel west I feel a *pull* like "this is where I belong."

We are just now feeling "fall like" weather. It is in the high 80s now, as oppsed to the 90s it was just last week! And of course, it is not the heat, but the humidity that is brutal, too! As I was clipping the boys, *I* felt a sense of relief watching all that hair peel off of them.

Bruno is SO handsome in his blanket...it is black with tan trim. I still need to buy one for Boo. Trying to decide on a color. He would look nice in black w/tan trim, too (he is a very light palomino) but I don't want them to be too matchy matchy. My husband and I joke...they are bachelor roommates, not "life partners"!" heehee.
Yes, my Hubby and I were both born and raised in Colorado, but soon after we got married we made a trip here to Kalispell, and a year later moved here permanently. It felt like "home" to us the minute we arrived on that first visit....

The comment about "life partners" is too funny!

You will post some pics?
     
    09-22-2010, 01:32 PM
  #19
Trained
Natural horsemanship. Little rope halter n all. Same as she does with her "normal" horses.
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    09-22-2010, 02:00 PM
  #20
Yearling
Dirtymartini, you should definitely get out there and start practicing your lunging, pretty soon it will feel very natural.
As soon as you get the basics down you can move into some new stuff!

I agree the Natural Horsemanship is great for Big or Small.....
It gives you and your horse more to do together on the ground.(which is perfect when you have minis.)
It
is great exercise and keeps you both from getting bored too.
Taking them over jumps is a lot of fun, and you don't have to spend tons of money on jumps. Just use what you have on hand, and that is safe.
You can also do all kinds of different patters, etc. around cones and things to keep it interesting....

Once you have that down, you will be doing it with out a rope!
That is really fun, you develop such a great relationship with your horse!
The better the communication, the closer your bond.



     

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