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Pinto Pony 04-12-2009 04:28 AM

Angel Photo Thread
9th April 2009

Another perfect day here and 3 perfect rides on 3 perfect ponies, yay.

Started with Angel. She was kinda bad to start, would not stand still, kept walking off when I was mounting but we got it after a couple tries. Then I took her out the back and she was so good. I think the big chuck of tooth the dentist took out was bothering her cause she wasn't tossing her head today. It was still in the air but she wasn't shaking and and getting agitated, yay. So we did lots and lots of walk, halt walk. Bending, and walking over poles. We finished up with a little trot and she was great. She was steering nicely and was semi listening to my legs. Yay...
Mum used the little P&S today and was having issues so crap pics...
Taking a corner
Poles and look at the perfect day we have! I love big puffy clouds :D
She pulls weird faces
Still walking
Then trot

Pinto Pony 04-12-2009 04:30 AM

12th April 2009

Started the day with Angel. She went really well. Lots of walking, bending and trotting, then at the walk I tested her to see how she would accept some contact and she did for a little. Yay so her pics...

She has a HUUUUGE stride
Trotting like a giraffe
Walking over poles she is so careful and cute
Accepting the contact quite nicely
And one last trot

So I am wondering, she needs a new bit, this one is getting too small for her and she still opens her mouth ALL the time. Any suggestions for a bit and do you think putting a dropnose band on is a good idea for her too?

Flojo 04-12-2009 06:57 AM

I would suggest just a happy mouth bit as the stainless steel ones are like putting foil on your teeth which is not a nice feeling :(
I wouldn't get a drop nose band as you don't really need a nose band any way as it is not attached to anything and putting a dropped nose band may cause discomfort!

Pinto Pony 04-15-2009 04:19 AM

15th April 2009

I saddled Angel up and we did a little walk and trot. She was pretty good but we were in the front paddock and she had a few spastic moments where she just would not go. Dug her heels in and wouldn't go forward so I tricked her by steering her to the side and then forward, hehe. She is getting better and more relaxed, she is dropping her neck more at the walk now and her trot is way smoother.

Walking around
more walk
more trot
cooling off

Flojo 04-15-2009 06:53 AM

oh thats good then :)
Holly :P

Pinto Pony 04-22-2009 04:39 AM

22nd April 2009

Had lots of rain again last night, ho hum. But it didn't rain all day woohoo! So I went out this afternoon and rode. Started with Angel. Put the new bit on her bridle and wow, what a difference. She was still opening her mouth and chewing on the bit but she wasn't tossing her head she didn't randomly stop and I could turn her with just a little pressure and shes stops! Woo, so I for once mum listened to me :)

Just got on, I think I was talking :S
Accepting a light contact without a fit
Steering her gently through some tyres
I can turn her!
A little spaz moment
Woohoo for steering
And a cute head shot

Too bad the bit is bright green, was the only colour they had in her size and style I wanted. it is a apple flavoured double jointed loose ring, like this one.. Happy Mouth Double Jointed Loose Ring Horse Bit - Dover Saddlery...

1dog3cats17rodents 04-22-2009 09:27 PM

She's a cutie! Looks like she likes the new bit :-)

MIEventer 04-22-2009 10:08 PM

Pinto Pony 04-23-2009 08:07 AM

23rd April 2009

She is starting to get a little girthy no matter how gentle I am and even today I tried a different girth incase the elastic one was the problem, but once she is saddled up she is fine. The ground where I rode her was a little muddy and she hates mud but I made her suffer and work around it. She went rather well but was having trotting issues today. She didn't want to trot at all. So a few pics of her cause she is so darn cute!

Weaving the tyres at a walk
S square halt at the front
Spaz trot
Cute walk
More spaz trot
Taking a walk up the stairs

Pinto Pony 07-12-2009 04:30 AM

12th July 2009

Saddled up Angel in the late arvo and she was pretty good. Was very upset by the neighbours who were having a bonfire/chainsawing/riding motorbikes but she dealt rather well with all the commotion. Lots of staring and stopping but once I had her attention she was good. So a few pics from this...

Walking up the "mound"
Staring over the fence at the neighbours horses
Walking past the boys who were looking very suspicious
Staring at the neighbours
Finishing up around the dam

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