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10-14-2011 03:35 AM
Sandy definitely loves to run. I have been riding bit and bridle on bare back. As I have become more comfortable with Sandy riding her most afternoons, I have been learning more how to control her through neck reigning. She had been just walking with me, occassionally she would try to trot but I would quickly hold her back. Today I decided to encourage her to trot then went into full gallop.
Crazy thing! My body automatically found a perfect rhythm with Sandy’s stride. I noticed my leg muscles relax and my balance was maintained through rhythm. It was awesome.
I am new to horses and so this is all a learning experience to me. But boy did I love running her. We sure moved quick. We live on 13 acres so we were getting from one side of the field to the other fast.
I am finding that Sandy is not a little kids horse. She is not so called “bombproof” as was told to us by the seller. I am a beginning rider but would never describe her as a good horse for small kids or beginning riders. She is a little difficult to handle and does not like to be “plow reigned”. She does much better neck riegned with a firm tight hold on both reigns to keep her head up and under my control. She does throw her head some but does adventually submit.
Anyway, I have loved my time with her.
And I have attempted to bond with her by messaging her back, feeding her apples, grain and just trying to bond with her.