Day 2, worked in the round pen on ground work and saddled up.
Day 3, as far as we've gotten. She didn't care for it too much.
Day 5, I worked with her on not being scared of stuff.
Day 6, I got a new round pen set up, and did ground work. She's coming along very well
Day 11, We started trying to attempt to get on. I'm not sure if her adoptive family that tried to start her did something when they first tried getting on but she is so afraid of someone being taller like that, we're having to take it slower then I had wanted.
08-05-2011 Update: We had the chance to go and visit Rachel & Ami last weekend. Ami is doing good, but still very hesitant about allowing anyone on her back. We believe that she still has some trust issues stemming from her last training experience by the former adopters. Ami is wonderful on the ground, tacks up great, but the minute any pressure is on the saddle, Ami is ready to bolt. Rachel has been doing a great job with her and keeping things at a slow pace with Ami. I know with the right amount of time and patience, Ami will come to understand no one is going to hurt her while on her back. Ami just requires a bit more trust and bonding than the average horse.
08-09-2011 Update: Due to Ami not accepting any rider on her back at this time. We wanted to give Rachel an opportunity to highlight another horse and be judged fairly, since most of the judging is based on riding your horse. Rachel is now working with Amaretto and has 14 days to showcase Amaretto's sweet disposition and willing to please. Amaretto had only been ridden 4 times prior to Rachel getting her. Shawn started her under saddle, but with the lack of time and so many horses to tend to, he was only able to get 4 rides on Amaretto. We look forward to seeing what Rachel can do with this sweet girl in the next 14 days.
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