Hello friends. I figured I'd start one of these as this is an especially fun project for me. I'll post every few days, and likely lots of pictures. I hope everyone who follows along finds it enjoyable and maybe learns something (or conversely, pipes in and I learn something!) Maddy Background: Maddy is a 7 year old Anglo Arabian who was started about 2 years ago. She has huge holes in her training, and part of the fun of this mare is figuring out what she doesn't know. In just a few days I've learned she: Doesn't tie Doesn't clip Doesn't bath Doesn't like her back legs being touched (hands or rope) Loves to rear -- known but it's definitely her go to evasion Runs off randomly, human attached or not Hasn't been saddled much at all, evident by her terror when the saddle pad came over her back Doesn't know what to do with a bit in her mouth, that's for sure Doesn't know much about longing Doesn't have ground manners Doesn't blanket Fly Spray is scary So what does this mare know? Why did you buy this mare? She has lovely gaits, a lovely jump. She is what I refer to as "broke but not trained". You can hop on her bareback, she w/t/c but has absolutely no understanding of leg pressure outside of "go fast". She stops. She turns. All from her face, as she was presumably taught. She isn't spooky, is very attentitive. She's wicked smart. And I hope to go BN on her starting next summer.