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Date:7/10/2014 8:32:49 PM
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FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” (Victor Hugo)

We are laying down your Tuesday vote.

Thanks to all of you who helped with my bareback mounting problem. I tried two suggestions, the first method: I don't seem to have enough upper body or arm strength to make it. The second method: I wound up kicking Fancy in the hip/side. I did not like that and I can't blame her if she didn't like it either. But she stood there and I figured if I did that too many times she would be very unhappy with me.
The technique of laying her down was also suggested. Thus, Fancy doesn't have to endure my feet kicking her in the hip.
I viewed some youtube videos on how to teach your horse to lay down. I tried to pick the gentlest techniques I saw and combined them.
Fancy had her first lesson on laying down Monday evening. I could not believe she did it on the 2nd try. We repeated this 3 times and since she was so nice about it, I handwalked her around the neighborhood and let her graze. She really enjoyed that!
Teaching her to lie down has always been something that I felt was too much for me to handle. I couldn't believe we did it. I think once Fancy fully understands, it will be like a fun trick!!! It is not hard as I thought it would be, but it would have been easier if I had taught it when she was smaller. Have you ever taught a horse to lie down?

VOTE SEPTEMBER HOTM:
Cappuccino #212230
Clara #185769
Cross Creek Horses #91397

PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
HAVE A BLESSED DAY
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