Update on "My Lucky Charm"

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  1. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    Wow she has transformed, she looks great!
     
  2. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Thank you. I think she is coming along nicely.
     
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  3. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    I think today was a break through day. Charm is getting "it". Today I was able to do my whole routine without a single spook/startle.

    She even had a chance to spook and run away. But turned and looked for me instead. I call that a victory :) !

    No one was around again today, so I didn't get on her per se. But I was lying over the saddle while she walked around a bit. I haf my helnet on and was ready to bale if i had to. Steady persistence pays off with her. And repeating stuff in a quiet manner.

    And she LOVES Shreddies cereal. Loves it more than anything else she has been given. So I am using cereal as a reward for saddle time, lol.
     
  4. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    And I finally saw her drink from the auto waterer. :cooldance:
     
  6. QuarterHorseMomma

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    She's adorable
     
  7. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Ahhh I'm soooooo close to riding Charm, I can taste it, lol!

    It's been a calm week with no one around. I have done the mounting block routine sevetal times and lay over the saddle. Put weight in the stirrups and just hung out around the arena.

    I am so happy with Charm today. Everything has sunk in and she gets it. I just need someone there the first few times I ride her to watch me. Just in case.

    But that saddle looks so comfy. It calls to me, lol.
     
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  8. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Well I did it. I got on Charm today. Twice.

    Tomorrow maybe we will walk around the arena a few times.
     
  9. Bakkir

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    We walked :cooldance:

    Charm has no issue with mounting at all. I was able to get on and do some circles at a walk in both directions.

    I am so over the moon happy right now. It wasn't much, but it felt amazing to be on my own horse again.

    I'm still taking baby steps with her, but I will ride her a little bit more each day. And pretty soon we will be off:charge:.
     
  10. ~tiffy~

    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    I love your ‘why rush’ approach. It’s obviously paying off!
     
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