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post #1 of 11 Old 11-06-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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More pictures; this time of Sour!

Oh yes, I'm about you bombard you with pictures that would only mean a lot to me =] mwehehehehe.

I'm just...utterly amazed. Seeing how far Sour has come in the past two years is something that I would of never expected to be this proud of. When I started out with her, she was so full of hate and confusion that I honestly didn't think I'd ever make her more than a lead-line pony that I couldn't do anything more than take a walk with, or stand by while grazing. And here we are. Her stranger agressiveness has completely vanished, and although she's often shy at first, she's madfe so much progress. She started out as a filly that I was afraid to even lead within twenty feet of a child, to a young mare who is about to begin her first job as a driving horse!

I know. You're sitting here like 'big deal. She has a surcingle on.' but seeing that only three months ago she still wouldn't even let a female stranger near her -much less male-, wouldn't let me touch below her knee, wouldn't let ANYONE on her right side, would kick out at anything that even began to make her nervous... its a lot. A whole lot =]

ANYWHO. Her official driving equipment came in yesterday, so no more makeshift surcingle for her! We're all leathered up now ;)

I wish we could of gotten some pictures of her bridled and surcingled, but my friend got distracted by some super cute kitties. Maybe next week ;P If all goes well, her ground-driving work should be done in about two weeks, and we'll finally get her hooked up to a cart!


OH. And theres a few extras too...like her wearing my jacket

hehe, she's starting to get her fuzzy beard!






FLUFFY EARS


taking off her 'training surcingle (a 46" cotton girth and a pair of reins XD yes. I'm just that cool, inventing my own stuff.)




she was totally cool with it after a good sniffing








XD I love this. She's just looking back like 'seriously?'
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-06-2011, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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oh almost forgot! and here's what distracted my friend ;D Prince Yowl!


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post #3 of 11 Old 11-06-2011, 04:38 PM
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Congrats on how far you two have come!! She is such an adorable cute little mare!!! I love seeing pictures of her!!

Great idea with the girth btw! Rodeo and I just had a FANTASTIC day of ground driving! Hope you two continue to progress! Look forward to seeing future driving pics!
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-06-2011, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking she needs to loose a few pounds, but she's filled out SO much in her third year. I'm so happy; I was thinking she'd be a super-lean, tiny horse forever! Hopefully Clyd will do the same, I'd feel terrible driving a 25" horse. Probably wouldn't even try it.

And thanks ;) I custom ordered Sour's real surcingle so there was about a month of waiting, and I really didn't want to wait that long. So one day I just grabbed a girth and some reins and said' voila!' worked great except for the fact that theres no rings to thread the reins to, so they'd flip around more than I like.

I didn't know you grounddrove Rodeo! Are you hoping to get him to actually pull a cart when he's older (that would be ADORABLE) or is it just a training tool before you start saddle breaking him?

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post #5 of 11 Old 11-06-2011, 09:26 PM
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Time to change her name, she's all sorts of sweet now

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-06-2011, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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XD yep! It used to be that people would think she was cute and ask her name, I'd tell them her name was Sour- and they'd go 'aww, thats not a very nice name for her!' and she'd suddenly explode into a bucking fit or choose that moment to try and eat their hand, and they'd VERY quickly change their minds with 'nevermind, great name!' and run the other way.

now when I tell them that her name is Sour- as she's licking my jacket or falling asleep with her head in my lap- I get some crazy looks! Not sure I could rightfully name her 'sweetie' or something though, since she's still definately a mare with her silly little tantrums every now and then. hehe

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post #7 of 11 Old 11-13-2011, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty guys! Instead of a new thread (since I know you'll all get tired of me making new threads all of the time) I decided to add pictures from yesterday to last weeks thread ^^

Here is Sour all bridled up!





complaining to me about her bit


and a picture of her mane braided roughly, just so that it wouldn't be in the way while we were working (its REALLY long) and so I could trim her bridle path.

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-13-2011, 11:43 PM
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You.are.so.lucky. So beautiful! x
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-14-2011, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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thank you! I'm so glad that she's nearing the end of her ugly duckling stage ;P

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post #10 of 11 Old 11-14-2011, 12:57 PM
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She's such a cutie. Good luck with the progression of her training =)
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