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Solo got ridden last night!

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He was very good and we've probably been a bit over cautious with him as don't want to rush him and with how we've been trying to undo everything the original breaking yard did. But he's taking it all in his stride. I've sat on him earlier this year but not actually walked off on him or feet in stirrups reins etc. 

 

Doing more of the same tonight, will eventually sit a little taller each time. He's a bit flappy if he gets scared so just taking things real easy and quiet with him and we're having no issues. 

 

I quite like him. I originally got him to break and sell potentially......but that's definitely gone out the window now. He's a bit bigger than Coblet and once he trusts you has a really nice nature and tries hard.... so it'll be interesting if he's useful in the future. It would be nice having the best of both types! 

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Darn! I was going to wait until you had him started and then tell you to send him over to me! He is so handsome.

When I was a kid, my cousin partner in crime and I collected china horses. But she had one that was fuzzy and mechanical. After winding him up, he would pace off on his own. We named him Spunky and he looked exactly like Solo.

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Nice! You do such a good job with them.

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Thank you. 

 

I rode him by myself last night with no leader, he was very good! Bit sticky moving forwards for a little while to start but then just wiggled him turning and bending left and right and then he got the idea.Even changed the rein and turned. Woah was instant too. Very pleased with him! 

 

Did some pole work on a circle altering where he went over the poles to what trot he needed, ie collected or lengthened. He only does five minutes of this as it uses up his brain capacity lol. 

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He has been so incredibly willing. Considering 4 months ago I basically was told to turn him away for another year or not bother with him as he won't accept a saddle or rider, from the other yard he went to. 

 

Last night its blowing a gale and the trees scrape and bang all down one side of that arena..... He doesn't give a crap about his surroundings. 

 

Next to Sparks, he's probably been the quietest to ride away ironically enough. Goes to show. 

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Thanks! I'll get him out hacking soon.... Much better to start seeing the world and not be in a small space all the time. 

 

Chaff here is just a bulk feed made out of straw essentially..... Though I have alfalfa chaff. 

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Hmmm... Definitely for the time being lol. He's turning to be super cool and willing. 

 

Sparks gets to do the fun stuff but i try and make sure he's still the main man! 

 

He went out for a four hour hack today. Plus they'll start going on trail rides together soon as my partner will take one and me the other. They're both going to a clinic next Saturday, Solo just for the experience of just standing around and manners around other horses in a new place mostly. 

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Looks like a good trail. Coblet sure is a hairy little dude. As a matter of fact, Solo has a lot of hair too. Is it the water over there?

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Well, yes, mine is getting fuzzy too. But I meant their manes and tails.

Next, you can teach Coblet to lead Solo around by his lead rope. They can exercise without you.

My horse almost does the sit up trick in order to scratch his belly. The first time I saw it, I thought he was having some kind of attack and couldn't get up. :lol:

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Haha bless him fair enough lol!!! 

 

Solo went to a polework clinic today. We went as it was local so rode there just to give him the experience being in a new place and with other new horses etc. Good as gold and even did some poles! 

 

Then did Hastings practice on Sparkles. 

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