Trying again, hope this is the one!

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Trying again, hope this is the one!

Postby Backyarder3 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 pm

I tried a little Morgan mare on Tuesday and she seems to be in my barn now! Cute as a button and sane too. No riding yet as she;s only just arrived but I hope to be in the saddle soon!
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Postby Josette » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:11 pm

OMG!! She is gorgeous!! More details!

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Postby Flight » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:13 pm

Ooh very pretty!

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Postby demi » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:20 am

Backyarder3 wrote:I tried a little Morgan mare on Tuesday and she seems to be in my barn now!


:lol: I so get this!

I'm excited for you.

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Postby Srhorselady » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:49 am

Congratulations! I've always liked Morgans. Tend to have sensible personalitys and plenty of forward. She's very pretty too. Is she a cremello or a palomino?

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Postby Chisamba » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:54 pm

Hope this is the one. She sure is pretty. Looks cremello?

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Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Postby Backyarder3 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:34 pm

Her papers say she is perlino, she's 15, has done a few endurance rides, had a few foals and some western shows. She's also been ridden English. Sweet nature.

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Postby orono » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:38 pm

What a beautiful girl, I hope you have fun with her! :D

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Postby Srhorselady » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:54 pm

Wow. Nice to have a rare color in the Morgan breed also.

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Postby Backyarder3 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:07 am

started lunging a bit , she's very responsive, a bit unbalanced in the canter but she tries hard, She's a pleasure to work with.
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Postby Hayburner » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:31 pm

Great Pic of her in her tack. Good Luck with creating a partnership! She's lovely.....

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Postby quinta » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:41 pm

Lovely little mare! What's her breeding?

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Postby khall » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:59 pm

What a pretty girl!! Congratulations and I hope it all goes well!!

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Postby orono » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:46 pm

How's your beautiful girl doing? She has a lovely topline!

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Postby Backyarder3 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:29 am

quinta, I don't know much about Morgan bloodlines but she is 99.5% foundation, I see a lot of "full Lippit" in her pedigree.
Orono, we are taking it slow , I started riding her and because she is quick and has a lot of "go" I am working on transitions within gaits, only w and trot under saddle so far. Nothing is consistent yet but I am getting comfortable in the saddle and getting to know her. Once I get a bit more fit and familiar with her I will start taking lessons, I think that will be soon.Also want a few canters under my belt before then.
These are pics of my second ride, in the first I was asking for some bend and in the second I was giving because she was in a nice frame and soft.
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Postby demi » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:12 pm

Very pretty, Backyard!

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Postby orono » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:25 pm

Beautiful!! Glad you're enjoying her! :D

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Postby Backyarder » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:33 pm

I'm hving fun with Lottie. We've done some hacking alone and in company, shipped 4 hours to spend a week riding with my neice in lessons and on the trail...she settled in right away..even though she was in heat...Lottie and I even participated in a trail clinic that was so much fun. I'm no where ready to do a dressage test, but I'm having a blast. I had a lot of confidence to regain and that is comng along nicely! I'll post some pics of the trail clinic.

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Postby Backyarder » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:05 pm

Trail clinic pics
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Postby Backyarder » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:06 pm

More trail clinic
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Postby Backyarder » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:07 pm

Still mkore trail clinic pics!
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Postby Backyarder » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:10 pm

Three more
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Postby Backyarder » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:11 pm

and one more...so pleased with this pony!
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Postby PhoenixRising » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:20 pm

She looks lovely, and that trail clinic looks like a lot of fun! You both look relaxed and happy!
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Postby Chisamba » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:54 pm

Fabulous update

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Postby Moutaineer » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:59 am

Oh, what a nice pony! So glad you have found "The One" and are having fun!

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Postby Tuddy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:28 pm

What a stunner!!!!!

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Postby Sue B » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:26 pm

I think you found her! :lol:

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and I am so happy for you that you found such a special mare to be your own.

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Postby demi » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:26 am

Sweeeeet!!

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Postby piedmontfields » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:55 am

Gorgeous, smart and fun! What a great update. I love a nice Morgan.

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Postby khall » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:51 pm

Wow! I love it!!

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Postby Backyarder » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:57 am

I'm having fun with her, been on a few hacks and have had her off property , actually took her on a mini vacation and did lessons and hacked and she settled into her new digs immediately.
She needs a lot of correct schooling and I need a lot of lessons...but we're working on it. Someday I hope I'll have some dressage show photos!

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Postby Backyarder » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:03 am

a recent schooling session.
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Postby Kyra's Mom » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:34 pm

She looks like a keeper. What a nice mare.

Happy riding.

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Postby StraightForward » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:53 am

What a lovely mare, it looks like you're both having a wonderful time!
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Postby Backyarder » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:41 am

Thanks everyone, she's a nice mare..1st lesson of the year on Saturday. Excited.

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Postby PaulaO » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:44 am

What a brave good girl!

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Postby Quelah » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:42 pm

Super cute and I'm so happy for you!

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Postby Backyarder » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:05 am

Thanks everyone..she is a cutie for sure.
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Postby khall » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:14 pm

Very Nice!! How was the lesson? Odd to see long sleeves! Sweltering here.

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Postby Backyarder » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:17 am

khall....it's been sweltering here too, but we've had the odd brief moment of less than 33C . This pic was taken early am...I've had two lessons in the past week or so...one at 6am and one at 7:30 am. They went well...really tryi g to work on my position and ride well. There are good moments and moments when we both fall apart...struggling to get and maintain bend . Slow and steady for we seniors...Lottie and I ! Sometimes I think I have no control of my body parts.

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Postby khall » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:49 pm

Backyarder I just adore you two as a pair. Lottie is such a perfect little package and you fit her beautifully. So happy for you!

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Postby Chisamba » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:51 pm

Backyarder wrote:Thanks everyone..she is a cutie for sure.


i agree with Khall, you are a lovely pair

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Postby Backyarder » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:50 am

Worked on canter today...no where near perfect but we're trying...I'm trying hard to be a soft but effective rider . I have a lot to work on.
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Postby Tsavo » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:58 am

What a nice mare! Beautiful and brave. Congratulations.

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Postby Kathy Johnson » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:11 pm

Oh heck yeah! You guys are beautiful together. The nice thing about Morgan mares, more so than any other horse I've found, is that when they bond, they want to take care of you.

I am so happy for you! Look at you all brave and cantering already. I got my Morgan mare in July, but she's green and I'm riding in a western saddle. We're almost ready to canter but I have no arena and it's been raining a lot and, oh yeah, I'm chicken. But I know it will be there because we have so much more trust now.

I'm sure your dappled goldy is related. What's her registered name? This is SSH Golden Glory.

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Postby kande50 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Backyarder wrote:Worked on canter today...no where near perfect but we're trying...I'm trying hard to be a soft but effective rider . I have a lot to work on.


Haha, don't we all. :-)

One nice, or sometimes not so nice thing about Morgans, is that I've never had one who was shy about taking a contact.

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Postby Backyarder » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:59 pm

Kathy J , your mare is so pretty! Love her rich color! I sure hope you are right about Morgan mares taking care of thier humans...I so need taking care of! She is registered as Amberfield's Cafe au Lait, a Desparado baby...I think they are numerous and from what I've read they all seem to be sane.
Chicken in canter..oh...I'm so there with you!

kande50...my girl fights contact a bit...and tosses her head in frustration or curls way under...working on that every ride and it is improving. She is very smart and really really wants clear messages...I'm not so clear a lot of the time.

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Postby Backyarder » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:20 pm

The only photo from my last lesson...lol...not too exciting. We worked on LY on a circle using counterbend to straighten and get her engaged. I suck at following directions but we had some good moments . Sigh, my head is always turned to the inside...love her ears.
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Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Postby Kathy Johnson » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:38 pm

I can't say too much how good you look together. How did you take that first step of canter? Once I do that, I'm pretty solid fear wise. She is not offering to break into it on her own.

Do you have any arthritis in your neck that might make it turn?

George Williams once told me to keep my chin lined up with the horse's poll. Between the ears look three horse lengths ahead at walk, 6 horse lengths ahead at trot and 9 horse lengths ahead at canter (it's like driving a car--the faster you're going the further ahead you need to look.)


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