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  1. #21
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    FYI..that drive is the dead a** run......loong...



  2. #22
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    After bringing her home and giving her time off, I popped on her for the first time this weekend. Let me just say, she was nothing short of completely perfect. In fact, a good description for this ride would be Eeyore. Her gas pedal isn't the most responsive (you gotta work as hard as she does so to speak), but that's not a complaint!! Why heck, she even stood perfectly still at the mounting block to be mounted.

    This is a clip of her walk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtfNUJpJR7k&feature=plcp

    And the trot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK5uhy4oVkg&feature=plcp

    We ended the session quickly after a couple of rounds in both directions to end on a good note.

    I could have ridden better, but for her first time, I thought she was perfect. I just wanted to share my excitement.
    "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride."



  3. #23
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    Great first update post! Do you have a barn name? Plans to show?

    Here's to many years of adventures and fun for you and this girl. Best wishes!



  4. #24
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    Oh, I love her. Congrats!! She's a keeper



  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simkie View Post
    Oh, I love her. Congrats!! She's a keeper
    I'd have to agree!

    But seriously, thanks for the support.

    My plan for her is to be my all-arounder. Whatever trouble we can get ourselves into. Naturally, I'd like to take a stab at eventing one day, since I've always dreamed of doing it (it's my secret little goal). My ADD prevents me from loving only one discipline. I do need to start making real goals so I can begin to measure progress and have a solid direction.

    As for showing? I've never been much of a ribbon chaser (which doesn't help in the motivation department), but I loved the experience the few times I've done it. Ultimately, she'll tell me what she does and doesn't enjoy. I'm guessing with her laid back personality, there won't be much trouble we can't find together. Time will tell.

    Now I just need to hunt out a good instructor in the area. THAT really is my next step.
    "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride."



  6. #26
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    Well, another quick update. So far we've been trail riding and a little bit of ringwork and I thought I would share a quick clip of her going over some ground poles.

    She has turned out to be quite the trooper!!

    http://youtu.be/OBfHROMVNoM
    "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride."


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