Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day Twelve: First Saddle

Today, after doing all our groundwork, I introduced Stevie to her first saddle ever.  She did excellent!
Letting her check everything out. 

Encouraging Stevie to take a closer look
Sacking out with the saddle blanket.
Doing some more sacking.

Getting ready to swing the saddle on.
All tacked up and off for a walk!

On to the trot... passed with flying color!
Please use caution and common sense.  Horses are large animals, with an exceptional amount of power and strength.  They are also concerned above all with their own personal safety, and will do whatever they feel it takes to keep themselves from harm.  Being individuals that act and react differently, the only certainty you have when working a horse is uncertainty.  I am a professional trainer with twenty plus years experience, yet even with the knowledge I possess, I still get hurt from time to time.  This blog and the accompanying media are for entertainment purposes only.  No responsibility will be assumed for injuries or damages incurred while trying to use these methods at home.  Please ride responsibly; protective gear can save your life!

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