Monday, November 30, 2015

Fabulous

Bright and early on Saturday morning I took Emi to the trail course at the Oregon Horse Center. This is the same course that I took Benny to a few weeks ago. I had planned to take her last year but she had her colic episode the day before we were scheduled to go. Since we missed out last year I was even more excited to take her this year. She has been to Perrydale Trails twice (here and here) which I would say is similar to this trail course so I figured she wouldn't been completely surprised by this new adventure.


We met up with her breeder, Cindy, at 8:30am and got checked in before heading in to the trail course. Emi was wide eyed to start but took everything in stride. We negotiated trenches, bridges, steps, logs, and a teeter totter (video below) with out issue. She is very trusting and didn't take much encouragement at all to try new things along the way. She has always been good about going up and over stuff so that made many of the step up obstacles very easy.



I was very impressed with her overall behavior and how laid back she was. Normally when she is unsure she gets really pushy and in a hurry. Saturday she was very obedient and followed along nicely behind me. Apparently our work up until this point prepared her well for the day. 

A cow hide on a rope. She had just finished sniffing this when I pulled it off the ground. 
Not only did we find the Pony Express....

Winterlake Emerald also found Emerald Mining Supplies. 



 This outing was another gold star for the baby girl. Now she gets a few more months of hanging out before we start gearing up for starting under saddle. The countdown is on.

17 comments:

  1. She is coming along so well! She has such a great foundation that starting under saddle should be a breeze!

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    1. If it's anything like everything else has been it will be easy. :)

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  2. So excited to see her under saddle, you've done such a nice job with her.

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  3. She is really coming into herself now, just stunning!

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  4. i know broke broke broke horses who would *not* have handled that teeter totter as well as she did. good mare!

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  5. Her body has matured a lot since I saw her at Perrydale; she's getting ready!

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  6. What a cool experience and exposure for her!

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    1. Yes, it was really fun! We'll definitely be back next year for a ride through it. :)

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  7. Super impressed with her teeter totter skillz!!! What a sweet, brave girl!

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    1. Right? We did it twice and she was chill both times.

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  8. I've always wanted to go on one of those courses!

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    1. If you ever get the opportunity you need to do it!

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  9. What a good girl!!!! She is so smart! I love her laid back personality.

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