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  1. #1
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    Exclamation I Rode Benny Today!!!

    I am SO excited!! I rode Benny for the first time this morning!!

    He stood quietly to get tacked up with lots of squishy pads and full cheeck snaffle (I need to get a smaller bridle for him; he has a lil' nugget for his size!). I took him to the round pen and free lunged him for a few minuets expecting some wahoo and bucks, but no, just his normal behavior! So, I get a leg up into the tack and he just stands quietly.

    So, I ask him to walk on; that took a few bumps to his sides and finaly he started moving out but very tenativly. After deciding I don't want to keep wacking at his sides I grabbed a stick and after a few taps he was walking forward!! Then it came time to ask him to trot a few strides. Tapa-tapa (that is our crop sound) tapa-tapa and off he trotted. It took a few minuets but he finaly began to relax and trot out, but when he did it was so nice! He is absolutly equitation material!

    From this first ride I can see that he has had recent riders who hung on his face and it is going to take us a little while to get him to accept the bit and contact, but he moves out so soft and quiet and has a very good halt when you sit and breath I don't think it will take long since he will be able to have a nice break from anyone touching his face!

    After this ride I am THAT much more curious about his past. But REALLY excited about his future!
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    Congradulations!! I don't recall the story behind this horse but it's great that you had a happy ride!
    You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.



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    I'm so glad you had a great ride. Please tell us the story behind your horse!



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    These three threads are in Chornological order. They are the threads about Benny from start to now! Tnx for your interest. I am going to post new pictures of him soon.


    http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum...d.php?t=219561

    http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum...d.php?t=220229

    http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum...d.php?t=220664
    “Four things greater than all things are, - Women and Horses and Power and War”



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    What a great story--Benny is a beautiful boy and very lucky that you rescued him! I think you picked a winner!! I look forward to hearing about your progress with him!



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    Congrats! Hope you continue to have fun with him!
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    I think I am going to hop on him again this afternoon before supper! I will probably take him out of the round pen to the actual arena! We just can't work very long in there as the footing is deeper and I want to be very careful bringing him back.
    “Four things greater than all things are, - Women and Horses and Power and War”



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