Day One of Stella’s training....follow on from this thread. Say hello to Stella I wasn't able to be there, but what was found out today.....and in the last few days... Generally, Madam is not happy, she is a PITA to catch, even in the small turn out pen, and is quite ready to turn her back on a person and threaten to kick. Freaked out while being brushed, generally has attitude. I am ready to forgive all that, the weather has changed, we have cold wet snow, and she is not happy. She is also in a new place with new people.....so I will give her time. Her reported bridling issue, was kind of a non issue, her ears aren’t the issue, moving around her head is, but not too bad. Under Saddle, a wee bit looky and hesitant, obviously very green, a project. The consensus put 30 days on her and see how we are doing. At the moment coach says she would not trust her with me. I’m not discouraged, the deal I got on her I knew that there would be work to do, if she was ready to go, then she would have been out of my price bracket. She is pretty as a Western horse!