Big day for Kirin!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

Big day for Kirin!

This is a discussion on Big day for Kirin! within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-24-2009, 11:37 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Smile Big day for Kirin!

    Hey everyone!
    I had such an amazing ride with Kirin yesterday I am dying to share.......
    I took my friend (a novice rider) on a trail. She rode my good old girl Folly (Clyde mare, amazing confidence builder and all around fab horse!) and I rode my lovely Kirin.
    It has been raining so much lately that the trails have been reduced to a swamp! Of course I did not know that they put gravel down to absorb some water, and when we reached that area I though Kirin was going to have a coronary! He is not a bucker or bolter, but he planted his feet and basically told me he was not interested in going through it. He turned around once and trid to head back (we were not very far from the barn at that point.) I told my friend just to sit quietly and hopefully I could work him thorugh it.
    Guess what? He was so great! He balked a couple of times, but after talking to him, some reassurance, and some light urging he walked right over it (not without a snort of indignation) I had to hop off of him to open the gate, and bless him he just stood there on the gravel like an angel! Man did he get pets and hugs and I could not get over how proud I was of him.
    Our ride was wonderful, we saw a gorgeous doe and her 2 babies and Kirin did not even bat an eyelash (this is a horse who is terrified of chipmunks!) My friend has never seen deer so close so it was a really special moment.
    Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to share our success, even though it was just a little one ;) Isn't it funny how the slightest change in the trail seems like the end of th world to your horse?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        08-24-2009, 11:42 AM
      #2
    Super Moderator
    I'm glad you had such a great time! =D
         
        08-24-2009, 11:50 AM
      #3
    Foal
    Thanks! It was sooo great just to get out and relax!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0