My new baby :)
This is my horse, I bought her on Thursday. Shes amazing hehe. I rode her today but these are photos from wednesday. I'm still learning the previous owners technique of riding. shes trained her very different then how I train so I have to continue with hers once I get the hang of it. Anyways other then that things are going great.
Just one querie, her previous owner and her were very close and she had her since she was 2 (shes 5 now). They have a great relationship but now I need to squeeze some toes in there. Pandora isn't really game for a switch and I just want to know if there are any exercises or anything I can do with her to get her like/trust me, other then mass amounts of carrots and grooming. I'm hoping when I move stables next weeks she might cling to me a little bit and realize that I'm her new owner :s
Anyways here are the photos!!!
Take her for walks- without a saddle, without a bit-just a halter and a long lead rope. Even if she's at a place that feeds for you, maybe you could show up for one feed time a day. While she's eating, groom her. Do things that are fun for her- i.e.- hose her down and then let her roll, take her to some good grass, etc.
It's so fun getting a new horse, and getting to know them. It's the best part! How was your new mare trained previously?
Aww she's so pretty!! :) Just spend a lot of time with her, doing groundwork & maybe some Parelli. :D
We need bigger pictures!
Thanks so much guys! I'm very proud haha, I've been telling everyone! I really thought I would have to settle since my budget was so small but I didn't and shes exactly what I needed/wanted.
Ya, today I groomed for like an 1 hour and a half and then grazed for about an hour and I took her on a short hack where we just went for a walk. She was very well behaved, I couldn;t do anything major with her since she just had her Strangles vaccine done so the vet told me to take her out for a walk and stuff.
I need to work her on her canter work, but I don't know when I should really switch on the trainning button. I feel like I don't want to push things at all right now since our relationship is so delicate. I bring her like 20 treats everytime I come (talk about sucking up).
I've heard of Parelli but I havent read any of his matter. I have read the Monty Roberts books and I should probably try the 'join up' concept on her.
I moved her on sunday (yesterday) and i have quick question.
Should I ride her tomorrow or not? She was still nervous today a bit and i walked her around the property and showed her everything, she took it like a champ. Should I do anything with her tomorrow under saddle?
What do you all think? I'm not sure if I should let her settle in a little more, unfortunatly she hasnt been ridden since last week weds. since the place where she was previously was an hour and a half away.
I am by no means an expert at this but I say ride. Most horses need a job and sometimes if they are put to work then they know what is expected of them and settle in a bit better.
Bach remedies are very good. They are flower oils. There are many different kinds, but I think you need either Rescue Remedy or Honeysuckle. Rescue Remedy is to help the horse adjust to new surroundings, and Honeysuckle is to relieve homesickness. Walnut is another good one too. It helps with adjusting. There's a good video on the website, along with a list of the other remedies available.
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