Thursday, July 5, 2007

Jet

I'm a pretty girl!

It's warm again today. I don't do heat, at least not when it's mixed with humidity. Around here, there's always humidity.

I won't do much with Sunny until evening, but I did take Jet out for a walk this afternoon. Training consists mostly of walking around in areas that provide visual stimulation. You know, horse eating lawn mowers, chickens who run under your feet and good stuff like that. I'm not as young as I used to me, so I want my horses to be as desensitized as possible before I ever climb on board. Jet's not terribly concerned about most things, and even challenged the old lawnmower to a lawn mowing competition. Of course, it wasn't running, so she won hooves down.
After our walk about the yard, I worked with her for a few minutes on moving off pressure. She's very sensitive, so it didn't take much to have her pivoting on both the fore and hindquarters. Lovely cross over on those long front legs of her's, too. I'm excited about what this horse may be able to do once I start riding her. For now, though, it's just a bit of ground work and trust building exercises, followed by a good run about the pasture. Hope you enjoy the show she put on!
An lovely floating trot

Want to talk natural headsets?

Stop...

...and turn...

...and run around some more!

7 comments:

Becky said...

Wow. If you think Jet's beauty doesn't translate well to photos, you need your head checked! She sure is developing nicely... Man, that mare has presence. Do you have any idea how tall she might get?

iz said...

She really is stunning. You should post some video clips of her.

Tracey said...

Thanks!

Yeah, these pics really did her justice, didn't they? I think she was just too dull coated there at first, but she's starting to really shine.

I do need some videos, don't I? Trouble is, she really doesn't want to run and play, lol! I need Darling's assistance to get any movement out of her, or perhaps next week after Sunny get's her feet done I can put them back out together and maybe they'll play.

Clickoncowboy said...

Beautiful horse. It sounds like she's doing well. I agree with you about riding gentle horses, I'm not as young as you used to be either.

COC

Molly said...

She's a lovely girl and definitely improving. I bet she'll train easily.

Lauren said...

Stunning & regal to be sure!!

Thanks for sharing her beauty and your stories w/those of us in the blogosphere.

My hubby got me a mustang--not pure though--and gave her to a trainer for one month to see if she could be made "rideable". On the last day of her training she bucked off that retired bull rider/trainer 2 times, real good!!
...so I never got the chance to ride her :( ...maybe if you and Darling had gotten to work with her I'd be riding her today...

Keep postin' and I'll keep watchin'!

Lauren

Rising Rainbow said...

I agree with Becky. Not sure why you're not impressed with her look but the camera definitely loves her.