Monday, June 18, 2012

back to work Nina

Nina was very good today.  Very forward and mostly relaxed. 
She did bash herself with the hackamore by sticking her head down between her knees but it wasn't me and she seemed to know it.  Two tries and no more.
We did figure 8s over a line of poles, she changes bend nicely.  Leg yields were good. 
She is so sensitive - when her mind is on her work she is great.

She is very apprehensive when I am tacking her up and wants to run around the round pen with her head up in the air, but she is getting over it.  I think it is odd that she can remember things that I taught her, like the leg yielding and do them calmly and cheerfully, but she is worried about being ridden until I actually get on. 
She would delight a shrink.


  1. You'd need a horse whisperer--LOL! ;)

  2. I've always thought that horses were better at remembering the bad things than the good things. That's why you have to be so careful every time you ride.

  3. I'm sure you are right, Liz. And based on her history Nina will always be distrustful in spurts. But she can be fabulous under saddle so we will just deal with it.


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