Training Miss Geogria Peach
 By HarleyPeach1   •   23rd Sep 2010   •   1,865 views   •   6 comments
Peaches is a 13 year old Palomino/Paint mare. I got her in January 2008. When I got her she was afraid of the bit, wouldn't load in a trailer and wouldn't lope. I worked with her everyday with the bit for a couple minutes then would reward her. I did that everyday for about 2 weeks. Now she is wonderful with the bit. I can ride her with a bit or a hackamore which has no bit and sits on her nose and sides of her face.

I am still working on getting her to load on a trailer. This summer I'm going to lunge her in front of the trailer. Then I will ask her to load again. If she still doesn't I will keep lunging her till she loads. She will now walk right into the horse trailer. I can get her to lope on the correct lead, but not without her bucking.

I taught her how to do showmanship. She will set up, trot, walk and back up but does not pivot. This summer I want to work on free lunging and I want to work on join up. When I tried to free lunge her she jumped my 5 foot fence.

When you do join up you are asking the horse to trust you and listen to you. Every morning she greets me at the gate for breakfast. If I am not there she will neigh till I get her breakfast. I love to take her on trail rides in the woods. She seems to enjoy it too. This summer we joined the 4-H drill team. Peaches is really good and likes to talk to the other horses. This year was our first year showing at Round Up and we made it to the District X horse show. We did not make it to states but we did the trail pattern perfect. Our Western Horsemanship pattern was ok but we are still working on her pivot. For our Western Pleasure I got her to slow down and collect herself. This summer I also got to take her to the fair. We had a good time. We placed 4TH in Horse Halter, second in Pleasure Pairs and 4Th in costume class. For costume class I dressed her up like a bee and I was whinnie the pooh.

Thanks for reading!
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Dark Star  
Jumping fences...major issue right there! My horse did that once, I ran him at a full gallop for 20 minutes and he never tried it
  Sep 23, 2010  •  1,231 views
HPH Polo  
you have done a nice job, I enjoyed your video!
  Sep 24, 2010  •  1,374 views
  Sep 24, 2010  •  1,236 views
Good job! Sounds like you are making great progress. Keep up the good work!
  Sep 24, 2010  •  1,659 views
Thanks, she is doing much better. If you have any advice that would be great.
  Sep 25, 2010  •  1,236 views
YAY Peaches!!!
  Sep 26, 2010  •  1,262 views
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