Reina, Baymule’s Horse

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Hey @Baymule how’s Reina?
She is doing good, fat and slick. I was working with her, then worked on my roof for the month of June. Then the heat hit 100’s and all I did was feed, water and care for animals, then hug my air conditioning. It’s finally cooled off and I’m working with her a little. She’s still spooky, but not as bad as she was.
 

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She is doing good, fat and slick. I was working with her, then worked on my roof for the month of June. Then the heat hit 100’s and all I did was feed, water and care for animals, then hug my air conditioning. It’s finally cooled off and I’m working with her a little. She’s still spooky, but not as bad as she was.
Glad to hear she’s doing well 🙂
 

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I worked Reina in the round pen this afternoon. I was walking through her pen, after tearing up some more on the chicken pens and she spooked. At my gloves! Really? Gloves?

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Before I could work her in the round pen, I had to close up a 9’ gap. I considered several options but they came up short. My eyes landed on a Red River panel, it’s 10’ and it closed the gap. What did I use to secure it? Hay string of course!

First I worked her with gloves. I shook them at her, slapped them together, threw them at her and threw them in the air. Glove Monsters.

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I let her stop and rubbed her with the gloves. I slapped her softly, let her smell them, and swung my arms with the Deadly Gloves in my hands.

Her right eye is a little cloudy despite trips to the vet and several rounds of eye drops every 2 hours. She had an eye infection when I got her, so bad that the vet thought she was going to have to take Reina’s eye. At least I saved her eye. She likes keeping me on her left side, her good left eye.

I got the lunge whip and made her work. When she tried to turn her left side to me, I called HUP HUP HUP, swinging the lunge whip and making her give me her right side.

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I worked her for 45 minutes, she worked up a good sweat. I petted her, talking low and backed up. She moved a foot towards me and I praised her for it. Her trust was destroyed when I got her. I don’t know if I’ll ever get her complete trust, but she has come a long way.

After the work comes a reward. I got her halter and put it on her. I took her to graze and cool off before I fed her.

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I grazed her 45 minutes, then put her up and fed her.

I’ve worked hard on her spookiness, but then she throws something else at me. Carson the dog that she’s seen a thousand times. He can walk up to her pen and it’s RUN FOR MY LIFE! Spooky. Today it was Monster Gloves. She spooks At anything and everything.

I laid off in the summer heat, but I’m back to working her.
 

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Wow! She looks fabulous! I hope she comes around for you. You’ve been the best thing to happen to her. ❤️😊
 
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