Some time off...

This gorgeous black stud was part of the bucking stock string that was at the Yakima Feedlot in December. Will enter training the beginning of May 2006.

Some time off...

Postby Juliane on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:18 pm

Rory hasn't been ridden since Sunday's adventure at the river. I've been busy with other horses, chores and life :) However, tonight, I fully intended to ride him again. I'd sure like to have him walking/trotting/cantering on command, before we go to the beach next weekend! (LOL - think that'll happen?)

Anyways, I pulled him out tonight before Sydney's prospective owner showed up, intending to ride him. Unfortunately, I got so wrapped up in talking with Anette and watching the two of them interact, that I ran out of time to ride Rory.

I did, however, spend quite some time loving on him. What I love about Rory is how personable he is. He's very polite, friendly and loving. As I stood there grooming him, each time I'd find an itchy spot, he'd melt and lean into me in ecstacy. Pretty awesome for a horse I could barely touch 2 months ago!

The more I thought about it, the more I felt it was good just to spend some time loving and pampering him. With all the work he's been doing lately, getting started under saddle, I didn't want him to start turning sour and thinking I only brought him out to work him :)

He certainly enjoyed tonight's session! Here's a pic of him tonight - does he look abused or what? ;)

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Postby tinkerslady on Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:52 am

So abused!!!! :lol: :D :)
So what level rider do you think he needs? Would timid rider work with him? He seems really level headed! You have done a TERRIFIC job with him!
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Postby Juliane on Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:47 pm

Hey Linda - the cool thing about Rory is that he's not spooky at all! He's extremely level headed and very easy going. He will be a great kids horse - right now he just needs miles. Technically, he is not even "green broke" - he's only had 4 rides on him.

While I am usually fairly conservative in riding green horses, I don't have any qualms about taking him to the beach next weekend. I think he will do absolutely fine :)

If he had more miles on him, I'd let my daughter ride him - just not yet. I would say right now, he needs a solid rider that can continue to cement everything he has learned and will continue to learn. As soon as he's got that pretty well down, then yes, he'd be fine wit a timid, intermediate rider :)

He's a doll - I cannot say enough good things about him! :)
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