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Yeah, I was looking for a pony resale project to further my horse training experience...:ya

This showed up, know next to squat & we may be picking her up this Thursday. o_O

Supposedly 10yrs old, branded mustang mare, calm. Previous owner claimed she's broke, but led in sale, so probably has issues...That's all the info we got. :hide
See? I've lost my noodle! :barnie

Anywho, meeting her at my trainer's place & then hauling her home. :fl Hoping she doesn't maim anyone or any critter...

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You guys may need to pray for me...






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Around 8pm

Alright. After some time to think, I went back out with a plan!
I was going to conquer this steed & I was going to take back my throne! :bow
Found my old medium lunging whip, red in color, if you happen to be keeping track of my collection, which no longer has the string on it as of 2:18pm Thursday, which made it the perfect length to use as a buggy whip & tied a short section of flagging tape to the end. Holy run on sentence, batman!
Then I rounded Flugi up, tossed on the suringicle, long lines & off we started...with her games.
But this time, there was no miss nice gal! I was serious, I was in charge & she was going to believe that!
Like always, I asked nicely first, she danced around. I then told nicely, she continued her dance of defiance. So then I demanded with a pop of the whip on her rump.
"Oh my gawd! Did that human just try to tell me, top Queen, the Big Kahuna, what to do?!?"
We had some slight improvements, until she realized that we were heading to the gate.
"No!"
The dancing started up again. Ugh.
And again, I asked nicely, nope. I then told more firmly & it worked out. Through the gate we went.
Unfortunately, as soon as I tried to get her to go down the easement, she started her hissyfit again, but more dramatically. Some serious eye rolling happening now.
I let her dance & jig & have her calf for a bit until I found a moment where her cow took a pause & I told firmly & then quickly followed with demanding forward after she refused.
She concedes defeat & down that easement we went! Whoo!
Half way down, she tried a quick baby fit & I shot it down just as fast! We crossed the water, poorly stopped at the gate & waited a few moments.
Then we turned & went back up, past the others by a few yards, turned & headed back down the easement. Passing the others again, I told her to be good & we would be done. I kept talking to her, sort of micro managing her & she did great!
We stopped at the gate nicely this time, turned with a little coaxing, marched all the way back up & to the end gate to stop.
Success!!
Loved on her, gave her treats & we were done.
I may be an ugly looking horse, bald even, but I'm the boss mare around these parts, dangit!!
*feeling chuffed*
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She met the cat & dogs, no issues.

We walked through the ewe pasture filled with sheep, she didn't mind.

She does not approve of the alpaca! :lol:

She flew around me when Derrik ran over to us, but she's great on a lead, as she didn't pull the lead from my hands, simply teleported to my other side. :D

She's about 14.2~ I'll measure her later.

Need to use wee disposable razors to shave her brand, did not approve of trainer trying to use electric ones.
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A couple firsts for Flugi today!
I think. I'm pretty sure we hadn't trotted while ground driving before...but I could be wrong.

Then, she pulled a barrel & didn't freak out!!

Firsts for the others, too. Dark mini pulled for the first time, thought she might freak, but no problems. I can start teaching her to pull a cart now!
Baby gelding pulled barrel as well, but his personality says he will, 100% for sure, be okay with it and he was. Last two pull a cart, but never a barrel, did great.
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Went back out.
She's got bad hinds or very much so not used to hills!
She made it halfway up on her own, then I went over to coax her up the rest of the way.
She's hard to catch. It's been awhile since I've had to deal with that!
Herded her up all the way after coaxing her past the rock with cookies became impossible.
She stomped at the cat in frustration, spooked at who knows what, spooked at me touching her side when I was on a rock and thus taller than her, also doesn't seem to be used to deer, as 3 have come by again.
Bachelors are locked out of the adjacent paddock to give her more room to get used to the idea of pacas.
She's now gone back up to the gate on her own. :)
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05 593766 seems to be correct!
Unless the 66 is 55.

Also, I didn't bring my phone, battery was real low. Totally missed all the excitement and fire breathing madness!! :lol:
Sarcasm.

She did excellent! Hardly cared! I'm so proud, she seems to trust our work we did that led up to this. :celebrate:love
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