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Re: The new girl

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:29 pm

Working on the steering today, she is still very unsure of all this stuff being asked of someone on her back. You have to give her a couple of seconds' processing time still for most requests. But every time she's getting a bit better :-D

ImageWP_20170215_10_38_50_Rich (4) by Helen Barnes, on Flickr

She's pretty good at go and whoa now and will stop from the cordeo alone

ImageWP_20170215_10_38_53_Rich (3) by Helen Barnes, on Flickr

(As an aside, Nic has blagged us (Cotteswold Mounted Archers) sponsorship from Transcend Bitless Bridles in the form of a couple of cordeos and a bridle, looking forward to getting hold of them :-D )

Also been working on standing on 3 legs and taking responsibility for holding her weight up properly, rather than leaning on poor old Adam!

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Re: The new girl

Postby Trudi » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:18 pm

What a good girl!
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Re: The new girl

Postby littlewhitehorse » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:45 pm

Well I might have sold you the Luberon saddle back if I could ever find anything else to fit the Other Fat Pony :lol: :lol: They are such great saddles for the round barrelled drafty types. So you are finally on board :thumbup:
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Re: The new girl

Postby Chevalblanc » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:57 pm

So today's hack went something like this:

Me: Come on then Tari

T: OK

T: I've gone around the corner, can I turn back now?

Me: No

T: You sure?

Me: come on let's go.

T: Oh OK then

T: Oh look some grass, let's stop so I can eat it

Me: No, let's keep going

T: How about if I try a little buck to express my displeasure? :buck:

Me: Nice try......

T: Oh alright then, we'll go a bit further. Oh look, some grass.......

And so on.

After the 4th try, and the 4th no she gave up and was actually pretty good :-D

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Re: The new girl

Postby JennieF » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:11 pm

:thumbup: what do you think of the bridle ??
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Re: The new girl

Postby Chevalblanc » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:10 pm

It's nice, although as you can see I'm just using one set of reins for the moment. Don't like leather reins though, too slippery, might have to replace them with my fluorescent orange ones :wink:
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Re: The new girl

Postby littlewhitehorse » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:54 pm

:thumbup: :lol:
Some super pics too! Good to see you in the saddle :-D
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Re: The new girl

Postby Trudi » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:10 pm

She's lloking fab Helen, won't miss you two out and about :-D
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Re: The new girl

Postby Chevalblanc » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:28 pm

:lol: Like me, she is somewhat broad of beam. Always makes me laugh when drivers on the single track back lanes don't pull over much and expect her to go past them and still keep their wing mirror..... :wink:
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Re: The new girl

Postby spottygiraffe » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:13 am

She certainly is broad of beam -she is absolutely huge! Looking great, the pair of you. Sounds like you're doing a good job nipping the hack picnics in the bud :thumbup: :lol:
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