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areias
02-06-2007, 04:59 PM
Just wanted to update you guys on Key's situation. I've been kind of calling her Luna. She is doing pretty good...we are doing a lot of groundwork, and working on catching her (she can be a little difficult) and also standing tied. We will eventually get to standing tied and cross tied in the barn, but she gets nervous in there. She's still trying to blow by me when I stop, but we're working on that and she's slowly getting better. If I absolutely need her to stop and stuff I'll put a shank on her and she stops fine.

The 2nd time I rode her, last Friday, she gave me some problems. She was stopping and resisting, and when we started trotting she bucked. I was having a hard time, because we were right next to the barn, and if she gets up close, there is an overhang about my head height if I'm on her, and thats where she was trying to buck. I had to call it quits because it started to downpour..I was a little upset with that because I didn't want to just get off her and let her 'win'. But today when I rode her, I made sure to ride in the arena. We played around for a while on the ground, and then I went and got on her...and she did great! She was trying to stop/resist but I would just make her circle (disengaging her hindquarters) and she would go forward for me. I loped her for the first time, and she did great, she was very calm. We did some cone weaving and stuff, and had fun!

:) So I'm pretty happy with her, and I'm really leaning towards going ahead and making her mine. I'll give it another 2 or so weeks of riding and then let them know. I need to get more pictures-she's already filling out pretty well, her flanks aren't sunken in quite as much.

areias
02-07-2007, 09:43 PM
Updated with some pictures...she looks 10x happier in these pictures. She's allowing me to catch her with ease, and likes to just stand next to me to get her neck and mane rubbed. :) I'm very happy with her right now. You can tell she's gained weight.

(Oh and please pardon the stain on her shoulder...I hadn't cleaned her up yet)
http://areias.zoto.com/img/45/c3864a1a399afa2372fa3a8f2d3ac137-.jpg

http://areias.zoto.com/img/45/0512e5aa322c70fd9b4d1357267c8172-.jpg

http://areias.zoto.com/img/45/3fcc00edd0b63b06acd7f149ffc485cf-.jpg

http://areias.zoto.com/img/45/168749ebb41012e578f940397da4dacb-.jpg

http://areias.zoto.com/img/45/a3794b9245c4ddd82a1cfa27765f37b3-.jpg

And one of the baby, because he's so cute. I couldn't get him to come any closer. He's QH/Percheron. He's got legs like tree trunks....he's going to be a tank.
http://areias.zoto.com/img/45/c953c37803a9761d28393c022cda580b-.jpg

That's all!

chocolatepuppy
02-07-2007, 09:54 PM
Half Key/Luna is beautiful! Congrats! The baby is a cutie. :D

Pawsitive Thinking
02-08-2007, 11:27 AM
What a beauty! Love the little guy too

Argranade
02-08-2007, 11:42 AM
Your so lucky to have such a beautiful horse like that,

I'm glad you found her, with time and love you'll be riding her like the clouds ride the wind lol.

Great pics & that little baby looks so adorable ^_^

JuniorxMyxLove
02-10-2007, 11:02 AM
ooh I like Luna, thats a pretty name. She looks happy, I could tell right away that she gained weight. :] The baby is ADORABLE! Is he yours? His legs are really thick, haha.

Good luck with Luna/Half Key!

-M

Kalei
02-10-2007, 11:38 AM
Awwww! Luna is so cute! :D I am so happy that you were able to get yourself this horse. It makes me can't wait til I can get my own horse someday! Sadly that may not be for another 6 years, but I guess if I have to wait that long then I will be ecstatic when I finally can get one. I'm very happy with you, luna is gorgeous!

sweetpatata6
02-10-2007, 01:01 PM
GOOD LUCK! She is such a pretty horse and it sounds like you are doing absolutely WONDERFUL with her!!!

P.S. the baby is a cute one!!!