1-19: Pickup day!! I said I wasn't going to do any work with Katy since I'd just brought her home.. Well that didn't happen! Lol. I jumped on her bareback, layed on her, desensitized her to a rope and saddled her up. She didn't bat an eye at any of this!
1-20: I saddled Katy up and ponyed her off my gelding Koda. Took them down the road, over a wooden bridge, through a dirt field, past a construction site for the pipline that had flags, etc., and even past a fire! She didn't have a problem with any of this and never offered to buck or spook.. In fact she was calmer than my gelding!
1-21: Today I saddled Katy up and hooked up some draw reins. I ground drove her for over an hour and she took to it like an old pro! After that, I got some reins, got on her, and rode her around. She never offered to buck and did everything I asked of her. I rode her around for around 30 minutes.
1-23: Today I saddled Katy up and ground drove her for 30 minutes. Then I got on her and rode her around with no problems. I have noticed that she is head strong, but its nothing major. She will just shake her head and toss it around.
1-26: Well today I finally did it! Up till now its just been riding Katy at a trot and a jog. I rode her down the road to one of our fields and finally galloped her! She didn't offer to buck, hump up, or anything! This little mare is amazing! There were some ducks on the river and she spooked when they flew but settled right back down. I also took her and rode her down the road and across the bridge. Went right over no hesitation what so ever! I rode her beside 66 and she didn't mind the cars. Didn't even take a second look when a semi went by, or a loud truck with a trailer. She is doing amazing!!
1-27: Rode her on some trails today. She did great, as expected!
1-28: Today I rode Katy bareback. I layed on her, jumped right up on her from the ground, and slid off her butt. No reaction! Lol. This girl is so layed back!!
*The second day I had Katy, I realized she doesn't liked to be brushed or have you around her hind end. I brush her before I ride her and after I unsaddle her and she likes to be brushed now. She wouldn't let me brush her back legs and would try to kick me but I also clean her feet after I ride her so both problems have went away!
2-6: I have ridden Katy everywhere! She has been ridden beside 66 for miles, rode through the middle of a pond, on numerous trails, crossed bridges, chased cattle, been around the barrels, etc. This girl already has quite a few miles on her! She has been everywhere. She takes to new things in stride and doesn't spook. She is a just an all around amazing little mare!
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