Coming back to reality!?

This stunning 6 year old sorrel 14.1 hand mare was rescued from the feedlot in May 2006. She has been started under saddle and is available for adoption to the perfect home.

Coming back to reality!?

Postby Juliane on Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:20 am

I went and visited Class last night. She already seems to be much more settled in and relaxed. When I initially brought her out of her stall, she automatically tried to be rude and pushy on the lead, but fairly quickly remembered her manners. She was wiggly as Cathy tacked her up, but nothing particularly naughty.

We took her into the indoor arena and free lunged her. She was full of energy and raced back and forth with her tail flagged like an Arabian. But I was relieved to see a lack of anxiety and pacing. She seemed almost normal! LOL

Cathy caught Class and mounted up. I was busy trying to get halfway decent pictures in the dimly lit arena, but from what I could see, Class was MUCH better behaved under saddle than she was at practice on Sunday. Cathy worked on walk/trot/canter in both directions for about 20 minutes. Class was pretty exhausted and sweaty in just the short amount of time, but seemed proud of herself and happy to have a job again. Go Class! :)

Here's a few (not-so-great) pictures:

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Postby cat_67 on Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:12 am

OK, those pictures are hilarious. I definitely need a hole punch to shorten my stirrups!

She got much better as we went along. You can tell she's been ridden by an inexperienced rider with inconsistent hands as she is overreacting to even light contact on her mouth. I was surprised that she wasn't spooky under saddle as she has been really spooky when turned out in the indoor. Under saddle, she was listening to me and willing to focus. I think we are going to take her along to drill this weekend where I will ride her and try not to collide with anyone, LOL! :D
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Postby cat_67 on Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:31 am

She was 100% better last night. I just got on her cold, no longeing or anything, and she was fine, even on the lazy side. We only walk-trotted because I was saddle sore from the previous night - guess I will have to get used to riding again, ha ha!
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Postby myhorsefaith on Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:44 am

this is SUCH good news!!!
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