Monday, July 14, 2008
First Ride on Cia
Tonight I took my first ride on my 3 year old filly, Cia. She's still extremely green and just starting to learn direction, but the groundwork had paid off. She accepts me in the saddle and she bends real nice and gives to the bit.
All of this was done in the roundpen, where we'll be for a while.
I'm going out later to work with Beautiful Girl again. She has another farrier appointment in the morning.
I'm back from Beautiful Girl. What a day. I've been out with the horses from morning to night. I took a long ride on Cowboy, my P3 recovery miracle, then rode my filly, Cia--and lastly, had a wonderful experience with Beautiful!
Whenever I approach Beautiful, I always do so with halter in hand and ask her to let me put it on from the front of her head first. If she doesn't take it, which she never has, I rope her with the long rope. When she's secured with the long rope, I work it around her face until she allows me to put it on from the front.
Tonight, I walked right up and she let me put it on like it was nothing.
So, that was it for me. I melted. I spent the rest of our time loving on her and letting her sniff my hat an hair.
I love that girl!
PS. Her mane is starting to grow back! I really think she had a worm load and the stress from changing environments allowed them to take over. She has had two good wormings now, and I think things are coming under control. She also has grain every day and Horse Guard vitamins. I took away her Selenium Salt Block and replaced it with a plain one. I can't wait to see what she's like when she's in good health with good feet.