Im just starting to break my mare in and, well, i just threw Una in the deep end today!! She had a little bit of long reining yesterday (she did well, but shes a bit slow! lol), no pictures of that though as i didnt have a spare person!
Anyway, today we tried tacking up properly. She'd had a saddle on previously, but not with the girth done up properly… She didnt even flinch:
And then i took her for a short walk around the garden which she enjoyed:
And then i did some leaning over her (no pictures as my photographer was holding her) and she was fine with that… And then... I SAT ON HER!!!!! :eek:
I am SO pleased with her! She stood nicely while i got on, trotted a few paces (im not exactly skinny so it was probably a shock!!) and then just stood there in the garden for a couple of mins with me on her back while i just spoke to her and patted her, and got a picture of course!! I only sat on her for 2 mins max, but she was really really good! I am SO pleased. A very positive start!!
Excuse the cheesy grin!
I plan to do this, and about 10 mins long reining every night and see how she copes with that, she didnt seem phased in the slightest so im very pleased!
Here she is afterwards - scratches and fuss and chatting to labradors!!lol
Thats my mum :rolleyes: