Krissy is just an amazing horse....After having her that first week and having the "hives" issues I was a bit worried! She took her 3 days of meds and seems to be recovering just fine. She still has some bumps on her skin but I wonder if it is from the hives or maybe some mosquito's have paid her a visit?! Have I mentioned yet how SOFT Krissy is?! I totally thought when we bought her that they had lubed her up with some secret potion to make her that way but I have figured out that nope she's just a softy! And I love it!! She's like petting a velvet blanket LOL!
DD has been working with her and they are doing GREAT!! I cannot express enough how happy I am with this horse! DD is loving the fact that Krissy is smaller framed because that helps her knees LOL, she has always had a problem with getting sores on the insides of her knees from riding but she hasn't had that problem with Krissy. She just beams from ear to ear when she talks about that! Funny the things that make a kid happy!
We are currently spending some time getting DD's riding techniques back in check. All of this dramatic stuff she went through over the Winter has taken it's toll on certain things she does while riding. Like the placement of her feet, she had gotten so used to losing her stirrups that she would tuck her feet back to hold herself on and she carries that into when her feet do stay in the stirrups! She has been doing really good with that and a few other "technical" issues. So obviously she has worked the barrel pattern with Krissy but only 3-4 times each time she rides. She will walk her the first couple of times and trot 1 or 2 times around the pattern. The only thing we haven't let her do is a full blown out run on her, I am thinking that will only happen after I feel like her technique is back...
All in all I think we could not have asked for a better horse for DD, she is so pleased with her and so are we. Krissy is definitely the type of horse that before she is saddled she doesn't really want to much "attention" but after she is saddled she acts like a little lady so that is fine with me. Of course after she is done riding she likes to be loved on! I am so thrilled for their future together and cannot wait to see what this mare can do!