B and his girl

B is a 9 year old red roan gelding. He was captured as an unhandled stallion on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. With 60 days training and lots of love and gentling under his belt, watch as he gains more confidence and experience to bloom into a perfect riding horse!

B and his girl

Postby Juliane on Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:06 pm

B and Mandy have been spending quite a bit of time together as they get to know eachother. On Wednesday, Mandy came out to work with B. I tried to stay out of the picture as much as possible, only giving her help when she asked for it. I wanted to see how much she could do on her own and how she dealt with B. She was very good and was even better about asking questions when she was confused.

I had her catch B, who wasn't in the mood to be caught since all the other horses were playing "catch me if you can!". It took a little coaxing and explaining some simple approach and retreat exercises in order to be able get near enough to B to put his halter on. She listened well, read his body language and had him caught within about 5 minutes :)

From there, she was responsible for brushing him and tacking him up. I gave her a few pointers here and there when needed, but for the most part, she did everything herself! I was very proud of her! I'd still like to have her do this a few times before I will feel comfortable 'turning her loose' with B, so we will likely work on this in the next few days!

However, I am especially relieved to see a protective part of B come out, as he really seems to take care of Mandy! Once she had him saddled up, it was already starting to get dark, so I asked her to take it easy on him, walking only in the round pen. They did perfectly, even riding at the same time that Tawny and Sydney were riding!

I think this will be a very good match! Both B and Mandy already seem to love each other quite a bit!

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Postby Rachelle on Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:36 am

Julianna you should be very proud of yourself. Not only for the great work you've done with these horses, but for being able to find them such good matches and a good home. You are putting forth so much effort and it shows!

Congrats to everyone involved. :D
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