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post #1 of 1 Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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My First Project.

Hi all, I have decided that I am keeping Misti and re-training her from the ground up with the help of my BO. I have been debating whether to sell her, but I have finally decided to give her until next summer.

When I first brought her home, she was crazy. She had no respect for people, didn't lead well and hadn't been ridden in years. When she was 3 she had 120+ days of training, but then wasn't ridden for 5 or 6 years. I bought her on May 19, 2013. She turned 9 on May 26.

She has quite the personality, and is a very willing horse. After owning her for a week I saddled her up, and got on. She looked at me like "Uhm. Excuse me, what are you doing?" She refused to walk forward, and would only back up. She crow hopped and bucked. I realized at that point that she would need a lot of time, and many many rides. I rode her every day for 5 weeks and was thrown off several times. Everybody was telling me that "She's dangerous. You can't change her. She'll always be this way." But I saw something in her that told me she could be amazing with more time. So I kept riding her everyday, and I worked with tarps, ballons, water bottles. Anything to spook her. It worked and she soon started to ignore shadows, other horses, tarps, whips, etc. She hardly spooked anymore. I could have a tarp over her head and she would do anything I tell her too.

She kept improving. We worked on transitions, leads, slowing and stopping and she became better at it. I've had her a little over 7 weeks, and now she will walk forward on a kiss, trot with two kisses, and canter with another kick. She'll pick up and drop the bit. She's not cinchy or spooky. (Unless its cows.) We're working on that though.

I still have a long way to go, but I can tell she's improving. She doesn't buck or crow hop anymore, she paces herself really well. I am making this thread so I can continually update our progress. She is my first horse, and the first horse I've trained. I have a lot of people to help me if I ever need it. (Trust me I will.)

I'm waiting for that day in a few years that it all just clicks.

Here's a youtube video with pictures and video: Our story. - YouTube
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