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    11-04-2010, 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by Crickett    
Only thing different I would have done, is work her harder and longer than the 5 minutes. Good job getting after her tho.
As she gets fitter I will (if needed). She is just in pretty poor shape. Her previous owner said she hadn't been ridden on several months, and even when she was being ridden is was a short ride through the neighborhood a couple of times a month. She was also housed in a rather small corral with no turnout. I didn't want to over stress her, but she was puffing pretty good.
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    11-04-2010, 03:56 PM
With only two other pasture mates - I would of taken them out of the area and left the pony alone. Not fair to potentially have them involved in the issue.
    11-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Have you seen her again yet?Think you did a great job, The end result was proof enough of that.
    11-06-2010, 04:55 PM
Originally Posted by Katana    
Have you seen her again yet?Think you did a great job, The end result was proof enough of that.
Not yet, but I'm headed over to see her today, I'm very interested to see how it goes this time.
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    11-06-2010, 06:42 PM
Yes me too - Keep us updated :)
    11-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Well I got another session with Sissy in over the weekend. At first she thought she didn't want to be caught, it only took me sending her off once for her to change her mind.

For this lesson we moved into the round pen and worked on line. Boy what an attitude change! She was still by no means an angel, but she didn't charge me, lol! I've got her changing directions consistantly turning to the inside at a walk and trot. Nice transitions through all gaits, and transitions up on hand signals alone. Woah still needs some work, as does her off line back-up (on line I can easily get 5-6 steps now.

I didn't ride her yet, she still needs some more condition before I ask her to start work with a rider. But I think she's coming along well. She seems to have a good mind, isn't reactive but moves out well when asked. I'm starting to think she'll be a good little pony after all. Hopefully she'll make a fun lead line pony for the kids in another year or two, her jog is sure showing a lot of potential.

Also, after the lunge session we decided to see how show she would react to the clippers. She didn't like them initially but after about oh... 30 seconds she got over it and I clipped her bridle path and muzzle. I didn't clip her ears though, per my aunts request- we are coming into winter.

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