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arrowsaway 06-04-2012 12:48 PM

Flinty's first ride! Smoke, Neigh, and Streak make cameos
 
Yesterday, Flint, our 2 year old walking horse colt, was backed for the first time! [No critique. Thanks.] He did not flinch, already has a great whoa [thank you ground driving], and was just calm, responsive, and took it all in stride. When he came to live with my roommates he was a largely unhandled yearling, and he has come SO far. We're all really proud of him.
[Note: first time putting photos on here without uploading. Hope it works!]

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC00536.jpg
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC00529.jpg
Isn't he handsome? ^^
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC00539.jpg
HA, didn't realize my roomie has such a redonkulous face when I posted this. lol
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC00543.jpg
What a champ. I've heard that walking horses are generally easy to break in because of their calm and willing natures, but he really impressed me! First time I've seen a horse being ridden for the first time, so very cool learning experience.

And here's a few pics of the rest of the gang, my boy Smoke, Streak [big pally], and Neigh, the grey alpha. I actually got in my first bareback ride on Smoke yesterday, although no pictures of that.

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC00555.jpg
Streak is a 16 year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. I call him the old man, he has a paralyzed vocal cord from an illness as a baby, so he sounds hoarse and crotchety. :lol: But he's as gentle as they come.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC00550.jpg
Neigh is 9 year old National Show Horse gelding. He's bossman around here, and apparently loves plastic bottles.:?
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC00548.jpg
Smoke is my 14 year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. We've been working to get weight on him, as he came to me very skinny. He's finally starting to show improvement, and look at that shine! Loves him.


That's the gang, we had a good day and I wanted to share with ya'll. Thanks for looking!:-)

Country Woman 06-04-2012 02:33 PM

congratulations with Flints first ride
good luck with Neigh and Smoke

arrowsaway 06-04-2012 06:22 PM

thanks, although neigh is not mine.

anyone else? bump? :)

horseandme 06-04-2012 06:33 PM

He is so cute.Hope he turns out well!

walkingwest 06-04-2012 06:46 PM

:DWay to go!! with you walker. Yes they seem to be real easy to train, I trained my twh colt. He will be 4 in august and is a wonderful trail horse! He has never offered to buck, rear or really any bad boy stuff. in fact it has been about 6 months since I had ridden him(really busy this winter) got him condtioned for a memorial weekind camping trail riding trip. And he had'nt forgot a thing. In fact he wanted to be out front on the trail most of the time. I was so proud of him and myself. Because I'm 55 and this is the first time I have ever trained a horse.
So keep up the good work:-)

Wild Heart 06-04-2012 07:17 PM

Congratulations!
Flint is a very handsome boy and has such a sweet expression.

Love the rest of the herd as well. Great looking horses!

Tejas 06-04-2012 07:37 PM

Your crew is nice! Congrats on the training! more pix!

csimkunas6 06-04-2012 08:36 PM

Congrats!!!! My 2yr old had his first ride almost 2months ago now, know how exciting the whole thing is! Look forward to seeing more pics!

arrowsaway 06-05-2012 02:56 PM

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. Flint just has an amazing mind, very willing and stops to really think about what you're asking. Smoke had clipper training today, as he's afraid of them. At the end of our one hour session, his bridle path was clipped with absolutely no fuss. SO proud of everybody this week :)

Maple 06-05-2012 04:45 PM

Congrats!! He sure is a cutie! I look forward to hearing about how he progresses :)


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