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post #1 of 43 Old 10-02-2018, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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In which Stella gets her groove back!

Day One of Stella’s training....follow on from this thread.

I wasn't able to be there, but what was found out today.....and in the last few days...

Generally, Madam is not happy, she is a PITA to catch, even in the small turn out pen, and is quite ready to turn her back on a person and threaten to kick. Freaked out while being brushed, generally has attitude.

I am ready to forgive all that, the weather has changed, we have cold wet snow, and she is not happy. She is also in a new place with new I will give her time.

Her reported bridling issue, was kind of a non issue, her ears aren’t the issue, moving around her head is, but not too bad.

Under Saddle, a wee bit looky and hesitant, obviously very green, a project. The consensus put 30 days on her and see how we are doing. At the moment coach says she would not trust her with me. I’m not discouraged, the deal I got on her I knew that there would be work to do, if she was ready to go, then she would have been out of my price bracket.

She is pretty as a Western horse!



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post #2 of 43 Old 10-02-2018, 10:59 PM
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She is good at those dirty looks xD pretty girl!
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post #3 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 01:18 AM
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A work in progress! She did well for being so scared. Looking good
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post #4 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 09:29 AM
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She stands like a rock for mounting. A BIG plus in my book
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post #5 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 10:31 AM
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I wish my green horses were that good for bridling! I think you have a real gem on your hands! She's absolutely gorgeous!
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post #6 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 11:04 AM
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I've got horses that a really good about stuff that aren't that good for bridling. If all greenies were as sensible as your Stella, I'd still be riding them. I think you've got a keeper.
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post #7 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 11:16 AM
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she is very pretty!
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post #8 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 11:29 AM
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I remember when I first got my first horse as an adult. 18 yr old saddlebred mare that was given to me. She was a nice horse but a royal pain when she first came. She hated everything about where she was at. No friends, new teachers, new place, I couldn't blame her as she was happy where she lived before. I couldn't even catch her in the pasture when she first came. She was saying "Nope, I don't like you or anyone else". I had to zig - zag her to even get her to lead. She threw temper tantrums when ridden away from the friends that she made. She was a retired show horse and highly trained so she knew better, very smart girl. I do believe that she was enjoying her eight years of retirement and didn't want to come back out of it. The one thing that really scared her at first was the saddle. She would get frightened and start trembling when she saw it. She tried all of the old stuff that she knew but I am not a saddle seat rider and didn't have a clue about it and that made her nervous. She finally got it that I just wanted to putz around and trail ride with her and she settled down.

It took her two or three months to come around but she did. She turned out to be a really good horse and although opinionated, she was very sweet.

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post #9 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 11:40 AM
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I love her! She looks very willing, just a little unsure. No doubt she will be motoring along with confidence by the time your knee lets you back on a horse. Looking forward to her progress!
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post #10 of 43 Old 10-03-2018, 12:01 PM
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I was expecting worse!!
She got her act together and coped really well after the initial hiccups
Its great to see the trainer looked for a reason and recognized that it was the cold that was adding to her nervous tension.
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