Just get on and go!

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.

Just get on and go!

Postby Juliane on Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:17 pm

What I love the most about Class is that even though she is green stilll, she's safe. She doesn't require some of the standard greenie groundwork. You can just go out, hop on and go. Or just throw the saddle on, put her bridle on, mount up and go! I can't think of alot of green horses you can do that with.

I haven't been able to work with her as consistently as Ally did, but Class is certainly far surpassing my goals for her in drill. Last week was her 2nd attendance to drill and she was amazing. She had none of the herd boundness or anxiety attacks that she had the week before. She was solid and rode next to the other horses at a walk, trot and canter.

We concentrated on working on picking up the canter from a stand still, and maintaining a slower, collected gait at the canter. This was hard for her at first, and of course we still have a huge amount of work to do, but towards the end of the practice, she started to understand that I was asking her to slow down, but not trot.

Earlier this week, I went out and hopped on her bareback with a halter and worked for a short bit in the round pen at a walk and trot. She was great! Tonight, I had about 20 minutes before it was too dark to ride, so I went out, saddled her up and took off at a trot. No warm up, nothing.

We trotted down the shoulder of the gravel road, to the airport runway and up the neighbor's property. I was very proud of her, because she'd never been in this area before, it was poor light and I didn't give her a chance to 'de-spook' first. An occaisional snort here and there, but for the most part, she moved forward nice and strong, even though we were out there alone. I was SO proud of her.

I have to admit, I've really enjoyed working with her and find her very enjoyable. Thank you Ally for getting her to that point. Prior to you taking her, I would get irritated by her silly-ness. Now that I can see what a great mind and work ethic she has, it's easier to tolerate her goofy sense of humor!

Sorry, no pics. I'll work on getting some soon!
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Postby myhorsefaith on Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:54 am

I'm glad you are enjoying her, Julie! Really, was my pleasure to have her around for a couple months!

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