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post #31 of 40 Old 05-25-2012, 02:32 PM
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That is certainly starting w/the basics! Hope you both get the help you need to become a bonded team.
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post #32 of 40 Old 06-27-2012, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Amazing Improvements!!!

I had I vet out at the end of May to check Nala's back and she found no issues. The vets suggestion was to start her out as a totally green horse and too maybe try an English saddle on her as it might be what she's used to being ridden in. I was involved in a car accident June 4th which ended with me needing surgery on my left elbow to have several pieces of embedded glass removed. I'm finally able to get back out to the barn now even though I'm not supposed to do much with my left arm for another few weeks I have been playing with her a bit. She's a totally different horse than the one we brought home in May. She much more relaxed and trusting. She comes to you out in the pasture instead of walking away. Best of all she's turned into a real love bug

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein
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post #33 of 40 Old 07-03-2012, 04:43 PM
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We had a 'real love bug' as well, but she was nuts. I had a relative who thought he could train her, but she reared up when he was getting on her and dragged him enough so he broke his leg in several places.

Having a love bug is not enough reason to keep a horse. Some horses are just nuts. However, if you don't want to ride, there's no reason you should feel pressured to sell her. Not every horse owner is a horse rider.
Also don't keep her just because of guilt. That's not fair to your pocketbook.Good luck.

If you can't be brave, then be determined, and you'll end up at the same place.
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post #34 of 40 Old 07-06-2012, 07:43 PM
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Just please please think of your safety before the love of a horse.I had a similar situation with a paint that I owned. I tore my ACL ,trampled me once ,stepped on my ancle and broke my toe,threw my mother head first into a tree(no helmet after that we all wear one) and tried to mow over my step dad once. Oh but I loved him and he was staying with me forever.My step dad sat me down and said you will love another just as much. And you know what because of that I found my heart horse.I found Diego a great home as yard art. And I went searching for Mister. Mister is the polar opposite. If training does not work with your horse and I would ABSOLUTELY invest with some professorial training at least 30 days of it and re evaluate her after.
Good luck and please be careful
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post #35 of 40 Old 09-09-2012, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Nala's New Home

Nala went to her new home last weekend. She had made amazing strides, but I had taken her as far as I could. She has an amazing home where her primary job will be as a pasture mate to another mare. The girl who got her also has the time and experience to get her going under saddle :) Here's a pic of Nala and her new friend Skye. I have a new horse who will be coming up from North Carolina within the next few weeks who is everything I need and want. She passed the "Safe Enough For My Baby Girl" test that was administered by my mother I'm 38 and my mommy bought me a pony (aka 16 hand TWH Mare)
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post #36 of 40 Old 09-09-2012, 01:55 PM
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DixieDarlin, I'm sure you've heard the expression "All's well that ends well". Please provide some pictures of your new horse when you can.
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post #37 of 40 Old 09-09-2012, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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DixieDarlin, I'm sure you've heard the expression "All's well that ends well". Please provide some pictures of your new horse when you can.
I have heard the expression and I truly feel that everything has worked out for the best. I should have some pics of the new girl tonight. My mom is picking her up today. For now though, here are a couple of the pics from the ad that was posted.
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post #38 of 40 Old 09-09-2012, 09:50 PM
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She looks like a darling! I'm glad you were able to find a good home for your other girl and that you've found a horse that seems will suit you better.
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Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #39 of 40 Old 09-09-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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She looks like a darling! I'm glad you were able to find a good home for your other girl and that you've found a horse that seems will suit you better.
Thanks! I know that I haven't seen her in person, much less ridden her, but the two "horsey" people I trust the most my mother and a close friend who is also my former instructor both went to see her and they both rode her. My friend says that she is perfect for me Skye will be staying at my friend's place "in training" until I have saved the money/arranged to have her moved up to Connecticut. I've attached a couple of pics that were snapped today when they picked her up
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post #40 of 40 Old 09-09-2012, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Oh...by the way...it was Skye who stuck her nose into the spray from the hose...they were trying to fill the water tank

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