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Ahrena
10th June 2010, 03:36 PM
long reining her :)
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Then riding
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terrible picture but only one outside the pen before it started pouring down
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Went for a hack with the Grant after. She was still same old Lacey, desperate to be in front, a bit wizzy and joggy, but we did a few turns away from home which she did perfectly, and I had to make her stand on the way home a couple of times. First it wasn't massively successful and she just walked off as soon as I stopped asking, but after a few tries she stood still and I was able to relax the reins then ask her to go again :D

slowly slowly but getting much better :) She didn't even hesitate when I turned her away from home.

My Crazy Clan
10th June 2010, 03:38 PM
Lovely pics, good news :)

BEX101
10th June 2010, 03:47 PM
Looks like its going well. What saddle is that?

sazzy925
10th June 2010, 03:59 PM
wow she's looking lovely.
Was just going to ask the same as bex, it's baffled me lol.

funkyboots
10th June 2010, 04:30 PM
and a lazy eye, my optician stuck a patch on too..lol

coloredred
10th June 2010, 04:44 PM
She's looking really good.

I think it's a race exercise saddle?

Anni~Bell
10th June 2010, 05:43 PM
It does look like a race exercise saddle.

Nice to see things are looking up for you :D

I love my Haffy
10th June 2010, 07:01 PM
Yay - she is looking fab x

Gix
10th June 2010, 08:14 PM
looks like a pony pad! looks nothin like any race exercise saddles I have been on and is nothing like my own! Unless its pony racing saddle? are they different to full normal R E saddles?
she looks a nice sort, why the home made blinkers tho? She scared of the rider being ontop?

Ahrena
10th June 2010, 10:45 PM
Its one of Grants saddles that he's using on her for some reason? He started her in that and is now doing work in her own tack too. Not sure of the reasoning about it but -shrugs- its VERY strange though, feels sooo slippery and it has a big handle on the front to help you stay on the hooligan :lol:

The blinkers are pacifers. I'm not sure if you know her history but she's a severe rearer, thats why she's away for schooling, and the idea of them is that she can't see whats above her, she's less inclined to rear.

:)

Gix
11th June 2010, 12:02 AM
didnt know her history pretty new here sorry.

Mobell
11th June 2010, 02:09 PM
Glad things are going well taking it slowly is the best way I did that with my mare. Maybe the saddle is to help you stay on should there be a problem and also if I remember and sorry if I'm wrong but didn't she have an issue with her back. Maybe at the moment her own isn't quite right or if her saddle made the back worse then its to get rid of the association of pain when being ridden. Its all very complex but glad things are going well for you.

Ahrena
11th June 2010, 02:21 PM
didnt know her history pretty new here sorry.

Tis not a problem :)

I think the reason behind the saddle is something to do with eliminating old associations, they've just taken her completly away from any old memories, she's in a new bit (myler snaffle with a curb), new saddle ect and they'll gradually reintroduce her old stuff.

bimba
11th June 2010, 06:50 PM
She's looking really good, much more chilled than she was. Bet you're thrilled with her progress!