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Possible Purchase
#21
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Originally posted by LindaOz



I'm going to have her shod ASAP and keep taking her out. I think she will work out with a little work. I'm also looking into the proper bit for her as I'm never using that Tom Thumb again, and I don't thinks she needs a training bit. She is collected, did barrels, poles and started reining training. She is 8 years old.

Thanks for your good wishes. As always, I really appreciate your comments.

Linda



I think you are off to a good start. Perhaps a bit of groundwork to get acquainted and develop some trust would help. Check out the hints in the groundwork post.
Hook(ed)......on Horses

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#22
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Originally posted by Montezrider

She sounds like she will work out with a little time to settle in and adjust. When I first started taking Monte out alone he was nervous and so was I, which he zeroed in on. I used an old cowboy trick I was told about by an old cowboy in fact. I would take along a bag of goodies and when we came to a real spooky place, we would stop and have a "picnic". Pretty soon he couldn't wait to get to the spooky place. Sometimes I would get off and just walk him for a while, then get back on and ride. It all helped to relax me and him both, and it worked too. Hope to hear more success stories about your new girl.[Smile]



Cindy - What a great idea! This mare is an absolute nut apples. Think I'll bring some slices along next time.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Linda
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#23
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Originally posted by Hook
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I think you are off to a good start. Perhaps a bit of groundwork to get acquainted and develop some trust would help. Check out the hints in the groundwork post.



I think you are right, Hook. She has not bonded with me yet and vise versa but I'm sure that will dramatically improve the situation. Thanks for your input.

Linda
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