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        02-04-2014, 10:57 AM
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    Yearling
    starting work qith QH filly

    Figured this would be a good place to log the work I do with her ... mostly so I can remember


    Friday 1/31 -- ~1 hour
    I put a saddle on her and led her around the pasture

    She started acting up when we got near the fenceline where the neighbors horses are

    Took the lead line and swatted her on the butt and made her yield hind quarters -- 3-4 circles and her attention was back on me

    She did good overall

    Also picked her feet
    -- was really surprised she let me do that

    Saddle horn was useful to wrap the lead rope around so she was not focusing on eating grass while I was making her stand still to pick her feet

    Need to get a farrier out for a trim
         
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        02-10-2014, 11:08 AM
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    Yearling
    Got her out walking yesterday on a lead again (no saddle) -- maybe for 45 minutes

    She did better --- less acting up near the other horses
         
        02-10-2014, 11:13 AM
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    Trained
    How old is this filly?
         
        02-10-2014, 11:16 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    How old is this filly?
    22 months

    Got pics of her in my barn if you want to look
         
        02-18-2014, 12:43 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Had fun catching and walking her this past sunday

    The other 2 horses were running around like crazies, kicking and bucking and having fun --- she kept stopping and neighing and once or twice tried to run through me

    So I would smack her butt with the lead rope and get her spinning around and paying attention to me -- had a few tug-o-war sessions that I had to make sure I won

    Took me 20 minutes to get her the 300-400 yards to the barn
         
        02-18-2014, 01:33 PM
      #6
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmike    

    Took me 20 minutes to get her the 300-400 yards to the barn
    LOL! And how long to take her back to the pasture?
    loosie and jmike like this.
         
        02-19-2014, 10:44 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    LOL! And how long to take her back to the pasture?
    barn is in the pasture close to the house ... they just happened to be on the far side near the neighbors horses

    So letting them go is easy ... just unclip their leads and walk away
         
        02-21-2014, 06:10 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    Well ... crap ... might have to take a few weeks off

    Just found out Dixie kicked Whiskey (the young qh filly) through a barbwire fence

    Horse seems ok --- daughter got a few scratches on her face -- nothing serious -- but going to leave the horse alone for a while and keep an eye out for anything that looks off

    Looks like I will spend my saturday fixing the fence
         
        02-21-2014, 06:16 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Daughter was feeding them treats at the fence -- whiskey got her head between the top and middle strand of barbwire trying to get more, dixie pinned her ears, whiskey did not moved fast enough, so dixie kicked whiskey in the butt and sent her the rest of the way through the fence

    Treats will now be banned at my house
         

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