LeynaProof, I am so glad you had a breakthrough with Dare!! So funny, because I was going to post about his twin sister!!!
My diamond in the rough is turning into a diamond! I KNOW i need to knock on wood..... Today, after 3 or 4 weeks, I put the saddle on to lunge her. The little girl from across the street was here, and decided it was time to move the tarps around. Lucy was giving her a VERY wide berth, so I took that a training opportunity. When I walked on the tarp, so did she. No trembling, nothing. If I was doing it, it was OK. We chased the tarp while she drug it to the other side of the arena, then walked right over. Then backed over. Then over the blue one. Then I walked over the little jump, and she came right along, so I lunged her over a couple of those. This mare has a PRETTY jump, so I am going to ride her tomorrow, and hopefully she will do a couple of poles for cavaletti (I don't have any "regulation" stuff any more--I never thought I would train a jumping horse again)....Keep your fingers crossed for me, please!!
Rode the ancient Paint horse today, too, down the road about 2/3 mile and back, no lameness!!! Yay, he seems to be feeling SO much better....it's a mother's love, you know!!
Last edited by greentree; 08-26-2013 at 11:17 PM.