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  1. #31
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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    Exactly. Firm and calm, you’ll do it... and great you have back up from your instructor. Pic of you Shirl and Apple now please.

  2. #32
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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumtytum View Post
    Exactly. Firm and calm, you’ll do it... and great you have back up from your instructor. Pic of you Shirl and Apple now please.
    Photo shoot tomorrow....

    Shirl

  3. #33
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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    Just came across this and wondered how your first month or so of horse ownership have been?
    You've had some nasty weather to contend with, too!

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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    Quote Originally Posted by maggie62 View Post
    She is a wee poppet......but I need to be firm with her as she is having a bit of nonsense getting her hoofs picked out. I think she knows I am a bit 'new' and is trying to take advantage. She is young but I can't let her take an inch or else she will think she is the boss. I am giving her the time to settle into her new environment and of course her new owner, but I am not going to allow her to 'think' she is in charge. I need to be assertive ....I need to be assertive......if I say it enough hopefully it will work. My instructor is going to be working with us so hopefully will nip any 'kevin' behavior in the bud !
    Just treat her like a small child pushing the boundaries and old enough to know better, and you'll be fine !
    Small Print: The view expressed in this post is my own. You should take no action on any opinion given without verifying the facts for yourself. Like all humans,I can be wrong. Polite correction is welcomed.

  5. #35
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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    I've been wondering too! Really looking forward to an update

  6. #36
    Just backed
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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    Hi
    Update so far......Following some atrocious weather which had me snowed in for a week plus a bit of an emotional meltdown I seem to be getting back on track. I think my meltdown was partly due to having received a card from one of my son's organ donor recipient....which although really nice hit me like a thunderbolt and took me right back to last august when my son sadly died. I know in time I will be comforted by the knowledge that his passing has given others life, but very painful at the same time.
    Apple has been a little sweetheart although she is by no means a 'plod'...she still has problems getting her feet picked out although I am not going to make an issue out of it. She is really not bad in the school and is very responsive to aids and responds to light contact unlike the loan pony who was very strong and needed a firm hand. I have been out on a few hacks and she was really as good as gold. She is a bit of a fidget when tied up in the yard, but I have decided to leave her there for short periods to 'time out' which seems to work. I have lunged her a few times which my instructed showed me how to do. The weather seems to be improving so will be going out a lot more and hopefully will be having FUN. So far I have had 3 rugs trashed !!....welcome to the horse world of never ending purchases. Her 'auntie Shirley' has bought her some nice gifts and will hopefully get a little ride on her next weekend when she comes to visit. I have a never ending battle with those hairy legs which seem constantly covered in mud.......have threatened to clip them. I have some pig oil/sulpher to apply to said legs but have yet to get them clean and dry enough to apply. I need to get another saddle for her as the one she came with is far too small for me and sits too flat on her at the front.
    A few recent pics

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pm0iec4af...F6356.JPG?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/v7b3mcqi6d...F6440.JPG?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9xei3gbsmx...F6449.MOV?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/98wfic7wx3...F6474.JPG?dl=0

  7. #37

    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    Nice update - good to see a cob which isn't obese. She seems sweet, though surely you need sunglasses to look directly at her in that red rug

  8. #38
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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    So sorry Shirl to read of your shock, it's impossible to imagine how painful it must have been for you and I send a big hug in lieu of words.
    Apple is SO pretty! Loved the video and the pics, you look 'right' together, I guess it's a learning curve for both of you and I'm looking forward to lots more (especially photos of her new saddle and shiny summer coat).

  9. #39

    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    I'm so happy for you - I love reading updates from you and your sister.

    She looks like a sweetie and like JFTD said it's lovely to see a Cob who isn't obese!

  10. #40
    Just backed
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    Default Re: New Pony.......at my age OMG

    Quote Originally Posted by JFTD View Post
    Nice update - good to see a cob which isn't obese. She seems sweet, though surely you need sunglasses to look directly at her in that red rug
    It has toned down with dirt now ...lol

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