Friday, February 8, 2013

hungry herd

I worked my fuzzy pony in the cart today, all by myself (pat on back). She stood perfectly still when I hooked the cart on and stepped off very nicely. Good backing up when asked, great stops and stands, and nice gees and haws. Yay Shyloh! This may be easier than I thought. Aside from a bit of unasked for backing in the beginning and being a little tough on the right rein, she was awesome! I think it is time to get out of the boring arena and take our cart to new destinations. . .being the roads on the property.
Fuzz almost hides the girth!
Good pony!
A perfect stand!
When we finished with the cart, the herd had just got their hay. . .oops! I untacked Shy real quick and threw her in with her buddies. I think it's cute how they form their own groups to eat and stick together. Shy is no longer at the bottom of the herd. I saw her move off two horses just a pin of her ears. I took a bunch of photos of dinner time.
Mane is so clean from the snow!
Silly Dancer, you have hay on your head!
Lukas, Tony, and Rainy Day make a trio of eaters.
Pretty Zanna eats by herself
 I took Shy's tail out for the night
Jessie and Shy share

13 comments:

  1. Wow look at her in that cart!! A regular cart pony now...congrats. You have done so much!

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    1. I never actually thought we would get this far! Still have a ways to go, but we are doing good :)

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  2. Oh My Goodness I've missed out! Shiloh is now cart-able!

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  3. So awesome how nicely you two have progressed. Gotta love the winter woolies.

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    1. Love the winter woolies, but I am looking forward for her to shed out.

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  4. They're all Fabulously Fluffy!
    Great going with the driving, I'd imagine the cart will be less scary than the sled scraping along the ground when you try her outside. Best of luck with it, I'm sure she'll be great.
    Hope you're not snowbound though

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    1. We got a tiny bit of snow, but the sun was out today and melted most of it. The cart makes a whole slew of different noises, but Shy seems fine with it. Can't wait to get her outside with it!

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  5. I haven't been able to catch up on commenting but i have been following your cart adventures. You make it look like so much fun!!! I am so impressed by your skills. You are training her like youve done this all your life.

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    1. Haha! Thanks for the compliment! I think we just work well together, slow and steady seems to work for us! And Shy is so forgiving when I mess up. Although, sometimes I get a WTF look from her.

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