project horse progress!
Well today I got some pics of him after we were done with lessons. Today we worked on getting him to use and push with his hindquarters.
About him: His name is Copper, he was professionally trained but has gotten away with jigging and other small habits and hasnt been ridden in awhile. I dont know his age or breed ( anyone have an idea of what breed he looks like?) Hes also on the thin side because of little exorcize and hes parrot mouthed.
Sorry some of the pics are sideways, I dont know how to fix them.
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He has such a pretty face!
Handsome boy! :)
Wish you the best of luck with him.
This saturday I will be using him to back up trail rides and maybe take him for a ride around the ranch at the end of the day with the other volunteers, I'll try to take a video and some more pictures. His trot is really smooth too.
He's a handsome boy!!! Just a little word about that bit - just the tiniest amount of pressure on the rein will cause more pressure in his sensitive mouth than you might know - if you must use a bit at all, (I ride 100% bitless), I would suggest a D-ring snaffle which causes the least pressure. Actually, I shouldn't be shy to say it, but truly, most bits are tools that cause pain. I used to trail ride all the time in our State Parks, and never knew this! Many horse people would protest at such a statement, but it's indeed true through scientific study. I've found it delightful that by using simple rope reins clipped to my horse's halter works wonderfully, and I'm sure they appreciate the chance to prove they can obey commands without the bit. Best of luck with him! :)
thank you :)
Yes, ive heard everything about the tom thumb, and I dont keep contact in his mouth, he neckreins well enough so I dont really have to pull in his mouth. But its also needed because he is barn and buddy sour so I have to sometimes redirect him with the bit. Ill ask about changing it to a Snaffle, but eventually I want to be able to ride him with just a rope around his neck.
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He looks to have a super kind eye and a great face. I wish you the best of luck with him. Can't wait to see him at a decent weight.
And I will keep you guys updated weekly.
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