Beyond The Fence Line

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Susan PW

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Perhaps, in Wisconsin, if you never ride in weather, you'll never ride!

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Reply Mary Ellen Miller
11:25 PM on September 25, 2011 
Jag has been eager to learn and willing to trust me. I have found some of his issues and we have dealt with each of our issues well.
He has put on weight, trots when we play hide and seek for the treats.
he is accepting a bit on the lunge. A hackmore when riding. He is truly a angel in my life in so many ways. I am hoping to bring him on Cctober 22 for everyone to see! I think everyone will be quite pleased!
Reply TrailCrazy81
8:05 PM on September 25, 2011 
* Blushing * Thanks! I love my horses. I just cant imagine life without them. The Horse Bug hit me EARLY on, as in I think my first word was horsie or pony! LOL
I got Rhapsody from my niece who got her as a project horse from a lady that had to many kids and to little time. She'd had her only a few weeks when they cut her hours almost in half at work. They already had 3 other horses so she offered her to me.
True about the weather here! This cold rain gets me though, everything that can possibly ache does!
I've never been to Colorama but my niece and her hubby go almost every year. They have a blast but I've heard some pretty scary stories about accidents that've happened down there. We're located North East of Wausau by about 50 miles. The Crocker Hills Horseback Riding and Sleddog Trails are in our back yard! So thats where we mainly ride. Next year I'd love to make some travel plans and try some of the other Horse Trails - I've heard the Underdown in Merrill, and Kettle Morraine are suppose to be nice too!
Yeah, Clinton makes a LOT of sense. " If you cant control them from the ground how do you expect to do it from their back? " LOL.
Its insane how much Rhapsody knows though. Every horse has a story. Dont you wish sometimes they could talk? Well, not when she's being piggy and just wanting treats! Rhapsody LOOKS at my gelding Mack's grain and gains weight!
Reply Susan PW
1:15 AM on September 25, 2011 
That makes sense with the straps, more comfy for the horse. Anything to minimize "Now what the heck is bothering you?!" said to my mare Swirl, the little Halflinger. She is only 12hh, 1000 lbs and has never foundered in her 6 yrs, amazing. Swirl is not ready for Caroline Colorama next week-end as she is green. However, I will be there with Marj and the Beyond The Fence-line vendor site. Marj is bringing her personal horse and one other. I like the Anderson methods too. I like all the tips they can E-mail you if you are registered as a member.

Keep up the good work... good progress. You can motivate me to do some ground work with my girl. She needs desensitizing the most.

Perhaps, in Wisconsin, if you never ride in weather, you'll never ride!
Reply TrailCrazy81
12:16 AM on September 25, 2011 
Thanks! My new mare Rhapsody! Took her on as a project because the price was right! LOL. She was already trained but sat in someones pasture for over a year getting fat and lazy. Needed LOTS of work on ground manners and handling her feet. YES! Clinton Anderson ROCKS!!! LOL. I've never come across a method as simple or more effective as his. I've had Rhapsody for about 4 weeks now, working her EVERY day on Clinton's Respect techniques and she's gone from being pushy and running you over, slamming her feet down or jumping away from you, to super light in the halter, respectful of my space (unless she thinks you have treats! LOL) and just the last week we had her trimmed and shod all around with no deaths or injuries! I'm completely sold on his methods.
The slobber straps help minimize all the excess motion and clanking of metal snaps on the bit ends. Mine were connected with trigger snaps only because I was just starting to work her in a bridle and saddle and wanted the option of quick release if she decided to get "naughty".
Now, if only this cold rainy weather would let up so I could get out and RIDE! LOL
Happy Trails!