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Extreme Mustang Makeover: Week 2

Posted by Lauren on February 8, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Day 9 (Monday): Had the bareback pad and the little kiddie saddle on her today and turned her out in the arena. She is a great mover :D

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Day 10 (Tues): Today I put the light weight synthetic saddle on and stood up in the stirrups on both sides. Also bridled her...she is not so sure about the bit lol. I have also been starting to teach her to side pass to me.

Day 11 (Wed): Started today with the taking territory exercise. She is pretty submissive so I wanted to wait until she trusted me first and then just use it to reinforce my leadership. It only took once on each side before she had it down like a pro lol. Backed her with the light weight saddle again and worked on "side to" me up on the fence and would put my leg over her from the fence, all just preperation for getting on.

Day 12 (Thurs): She is pretty well used to being groomed every day and she leads really well, just follows me around. Worked on "side to" from the fence again and put my big ol' ranch saddle on her. I have been putting her in the little catch pen in the corner of the arena while I ride Cheyenne...she watches and learns ;). And I actually sat on her for the first time today!!! Had my dad there as ground support and then got on the bareback pad from the fence, just sat for a little while petting & talking to her and bouncing/moving around the jumped off the other side. Her main concern was whether or not she was going to get a carrot for this! lol

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Reply Rebecca
12:56 AM on February 8, 2013 
How wonderful Ky is doing! I loved reading how well she did yesterday and today. We can't wait to see her again on Saturday. She really is a smart girl! Nice job Lauren!