honey girl

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  1. Nyla pictures 17 months old

    Thanks! I have been on and off of here for a while. Nyla was born last year and I commented about her until March or April of this year, so It may be her you remember:+)
  2. Nyla pictures 17 months old

    Thanks for the comments everyone! Crazychicken, the kids are doing great. Erica won high point in our assocation in Pony pleasure and will be competing at the federation state show in Perry, GA Sept 3rd. It has been awful hot and drought like conditions here mostly. I am working on my masters degree in Education right now, so I am busy, busy. The kids climb on Nyla and sit on her and she doesn't care a bit. Of course my kids are both under 55 lbs!! I hope Nyla finishes around 14'2. By the way she moves and slides and rolls around corners I see her as a reiner. Also, she loves to herd the dog and the guinea birds, so I may have a cutter on my hands...who knows!!! Btw, my kids went back to school on July 30th here!!!
  3. Hi to everyone. For those of you that used to follow Nyla and Rosie's neverending foal watch...here are some pictures of Nyla from today. She is so easy to train and a joy to work with. Currently she is 13.2 hands at the withers and 14hands at her butt. [ 08-12-2007, 03:25 PM: Message edited by: Honey Girl ]
  4. Western Pleasure Training (pics)

    Before a horse can jog slow and lope slow they have to have built the topline muscles to maintain collection. It is hard for an out of shape horse to maintain this if they can at all. You may think the horse in in shape, but if they have never been asked to move in this fashion, those muscles are weak. After getting good lateral flexion, you should start to ask for vertical flexion. Once you get that without resistance, you can start setting the head and using your legs to push the horse forward into the walk, eventually the jog, and finally the canter. Initially a horse cannot maintain this for long, but as the muscles develop it gets easier and easier. I would not expect to see this happen in less than a few months. There are many ways to artifically set the head but I disagree with them. I prefer teaching them total collection. Most horses prefer this after being taught because it is comfortable. My 2 show mares will move naturally like this in the pasture now that they have the necessary muscle. Also, as far as all of the horsemanship manuevers. You need to first learn and teach the horse to isolate and move a single body part...hence, the front end, or the rear end, or bend the ribcage around your legs. Then you can start teaching a turn around or spin or sidepass, etc... Hope this helped some...
  5. Western Pleasure Training (pics)

    Before a horse can jog slow and lope slow they have to have built the topline muscles to maintain collection. It is hard for an out of shape horse to maintain this if they can at all. You may think the horse in in shape, but if they have never been asked to move in this fashion, those muscles are weak. After getting good lateral flexion, you should start to ask for vertical flexion. Once you get that without resistance, you can start setting the head and using your legs to push the horse forward into the walk, eventually the jog, and finally the canter. Initially a horse cannot maintain this for long, but as the muscles develop it gets easier and easier. I would not expect to see this happen in less than a few months. There are many ways to artifically set the head but I disagree with them. I prefer teaching them total collection. Most horses prefer this after being taught because it is comfortable. My 2 show mares will move naturally like this in the pasture now that they have the necessary muscle. Also, as far as all of the horsemanship manuevers. You need to first learn and teach the horse to isolate and move a single body part...hence, the front end, or the rear end, or bend the ribcage around your legs. Then you can start teaching a turn around or spin or sidepass, etc... Hope this helped some...
  6. It's a boy!!! We lost him this morning.

    Very Sorry for your loss Hopefully the mare recovers so ya'll can see if she truly has "60 days" on her. I would hate to see the mare not be what she was said to be after losing the colt.
  7. When do you bit up?

    How is his lateral flexion?? If he is stiff necked, which some haflingers are because there neck is so thick, than you need to go back to basics and get him flexing in both directions and not pulling on your hands at all. Flex him into walking tight circles and then trotting circles and serpentines, and then loping. One has to happen before the next. Without this flexion, a one rein stop will be very difficult.
  8. When do you bit up?

    How is his lateral flexion?? If he is stiff necked, which some haflingers are because there neck is so thick, than you need to go back to basics and get him flexing in both directions and not pulling on your hands at all. Flex him into walking tight circles and then trotting circles and serpentines, and then loping. One has to happen before the next. Without this flexion, a one rein stop will be very difficult.
  9. Got a job riding!!! what do you think?!

    What is your experience because 7.50 an hour is nothing....a 3 yr old should not be barrel racing yet....and by 2 hr min per horse, do you mean per day? That is a long work session for most horses. Not trying to be mean, but someone is taking advantage of you if you are a good rider by paying so little.
  10. Got a job riding!!! what do you think?!

    What is your experience because 7.50 an hour is nothing....a 3 yr old should not be barrel racing yet....and by 2 hr min per horse, do you mean per day? That is a long work session for most horses. Not trying to be mean, but someone is taking advantage of you if you are a good rider by paying so little.
  11. i just dont know

    That does not sound like just a green horse, but something more....Does the breeder you bought him from always wait till they are 4 to start them? Is there a reason no one touched him for 4 yrs? Good breeders around here do not do that. I smell a rat possibly, like the breeder was not totally honest about his history.
  12. i just dont know

    That does not sound like just a green horse, but something more....Does the breeder you bought him from always wait till they are 4 to start them? Is there a reason no one touched him for 4 yrs? Good breeders around here do not do that. I smell a rat possibly, like the breeder was not totally honest about his history.
  13. disrespectful and i'm sick of it

    Sounds like a little progress. Also, sounds like a smart horse...keep showing her who is boss and the episodes should go away. Sounds like she had your number big time. Now you have hers...use it to your advantage!!!!
  14. disrespectful and i'm sick of it

    Sounds like a little progress. Also, sounds like a smart horse...keep showing her who is boss and the episodes should go away. Sounds like she had your number big time. Now you have hers...use it to your advantage!!!!
  15. bucking while being led...?

    Doesn't sound physical to me either...sounds like she is full of herself. You are headed in the right direction...you reward her with getting to stand still...she should behave and earn it...continuing what you are doing should register this in her brain soon.