Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
So Breeze is really starting to like grain! Now everytime she sees the bucket, she instantly knows what is coming and will nicker, pace the fence line, and trot circles around near the gate until I come to her. The last 2 days I have taken her out of the pen to feed, because one of the other horses is a little food aggressive and will chase her away, or kick her or something, but other then that, she is catching on to how to eat it.
Yesterday I mixed a little bit of grass in with her grain, and she liked it that way too (I thought it would help her eat it better, and it did) and today I cut up an apple and mixed it in, and she actually ate around the apple peices to get the rest of the grain!
Okay, but I also have a question... Were she is now, I don't have a round pen, arena, or even another pen to work with her in... just her regular corral, and in the yard... but where I am taking her I will have a round pen, out door arena and partial indoor arena. I was wondering if you guys thought it would make a difference in her behaviour, if I have a seperate pen to work her, rather then in with the other horses like normal?
When we get there, and she settles down, after a couple of days the first thing I would like to do is shove her in a round pen and do join up (I know how to do it, and what signs to look for) and then just work with her in the round pen a few days, teach her how to lung the proper way (she knows that lunging is circling me, but she will only go a certain distance away from me right now) and just do the basic ground work all over again with her. Then once she is good in the round pen, take her to the outdoor and indoor arena and play around with her, do ground work, let her play and stuff like that. Eventually she will settle down and be in with the others, going in a stall during the night and stuff (until it warms up, then staying in the pasture for the night)
But do you guys think it will make a difference having a round pen and stuff?