Started this discussion. Last reply by Diana Dec 19, 2009.
Started Jan 1, 2009
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I hate to admit that we have had a problem loader.
Ava, a homebred Half-Arabian mare, has been a problem loader (read refusing to load) since we brought her home from being broke. That was 6 years ago! We've tried making life uncomfortable outside the trailer, we tried blindfolding, we've tried loading her best friend/sister, we've tried waiting patiently for 5 hours, we've tried just about everything but tranquilizer. We were at our wits end - everything else loads willingly…Continue
Posted on May 2, 2010 at 8:10am
Well I have had a busy few weeks since Dijon the "hony" came to the indoor.
Heather did the first few weeks of backing and then I had to take over working all the ponies. Heather's done an excellent job on Contessa. Dijon and Mark are both steady enough at the walk and trot for this mid-40 rider to feel safe and comfortable on.
After a week off due to my allergies making me dizzy and queasy, I was back in the saddle today. Warming up with Contessa to get my…Continue
Posted on March 6, 2010 at 2:54pm
Well Pixie is solidly broke to ride and just needing some final polishing that can be accomplished quickly in the spring. Heather, the pony rider, informed us a couple of weeks ago that she was going back to school (always a good choice!), so we would soon be without a small, lightweight rider for starting ponies.
Quickly we switched Dijon for Pixie at the indoor arena. Again he's been backed over the last 2 years and has maybe had a week's worth of riding - nothing…Continue
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