Tuesday, January 5, 2010

She is Finally Home and Ready to be Trained!!!

Many months ago I sent one of my 3 yr old filly's to be broke by a friend...I have told you guys before I am sure but I'll give a refresher! The filly's name is Mya she is a beautiful paint. During the winter months she looks pure white...well except for the times when she rolls in nasty LOL!!! When her Winter coat sheds you can she her markings, they are black skin not hair so therefore she is a white and gray/black paint! I have owned her since she was about 3 months old and she's really a sweetie! She left us those months ago a baby and came back a baby that will let you ride her now LOL!! She has a very timid personality, she is not a leader in the herd and there are times when she will hide away from the others and simply wait till there is no one at the bail to eat! Silly girl! I know soon enough she will work her way back into the pecking order but she will forever be a timid horse..

So my friend Cowboy S ended up having her much, much longer than he anticipated but he has a family and works constantly and his kids also rodeo so his time was limited! He was having some issues with her wanting to buck every time he saddled her. Finally he sat and thought about it and had a realization that this had happened with another horse and what he finally figured out was the neoprene cinch was causing issue's. So he decided to switch on her and instantaneously she was better, no more bucking! Amazing how sensitive they can be! So he continued riding her to check cattle on a daily basis. She did great out there, she found some quail a few times and some deer. She was more afraid of the quail than the deer but we think that might have something to do with the fact that they flew under her and right at her feet LOL!! She did not come unglued though so I was thrilled to hear that!!! She is a speed horse that's for sure! The very first thing she does when you get on and set is try to take off at a run, she just loves it!! And she's pretty stinking fast! So she is currently learning that is a NO NO!!! Cowboy S says this might be my speed horse...So we shall see how she does after I start training her....If it would warm back up a bit that might help me LOL!!

Mya before she left last summer....She is such a beauty!!



Chowing down!


She was still at Cowboy S's house but I so needed to see her so I snapped some pics! This was about 2 months ago..



Looks snow white!!




12 comments:

  1. She's lovely. What are your plans for her? Barrels?

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  2. Hmm, do we see a possible barrel horse for DD in the future?? :) She's gorgeous!

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  3. She is a beautiful horse and I hope that everything works out for her and the plans that you have for her. Glad to hear she is back home so you can see her daily.

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  4. I love to read about your horses. The way you talk about them, it's easy to tell that you love them and they bring you "happiness":)

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  5. She's very pretty! You're going to have fun with her I can tell =)

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  6. She really is a breautiful girl! I bet it is nice to have her home.

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  7. That is so cool that she is home now!! It is always so hard when they are away for training! I missed mine dearly when they were in training. I couldn't look out my window and see them.
    Can't wait to see how she progresses!

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  8. Now your work is cut out for you.... we have the same story with "Smoke" and now the dead of winter at 30 below guess what not much going on with him.... Have fun having her home!

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  9. Thank you all!! I do love her dearly!!

    I am not 100% sure what my plans are with her....My first goal with her is simply learning and using the basics like neck reining, leg cues, etc... Then I will start to work on her speed factor, DD does need a new rodeo horse. One that can handle speed but must be trained fully so if I choose Mya it will be a while still before we throw her out there. We will walk patterns with her occasionally just to get her used to them but that will be the extent for a while!

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  10. She is just beautiful! Amazing to watch them grow up! So glad you have her home - can't wait to see pictures of you on her! :)

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  11. She is a beauty! Best of luck with her training!

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  12. She's such a beautiful and unusual mare. I'm glad she has such great potential. I can't wait to see and read more about her in the future.


    ~Lisa

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