Basic Training for the Young Horse or Pony

 

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Here is George meeting one of his new friends at his new home- ready to progress in his ridden work with lovely people. Good luck, George- we will miss you!

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Here is George in the stable having his feet picked out and being groomed.

(Please note- if you are unfamiliar with the horse or pony, wear a hard hat and take care moving around the front or rear of him.) 

Here is a short film of him with ‘Jimmy the Jockey’ for the first time.

Here is a short film of him wearing a saddle for the first time.

He won his in-hand class on 8th June. The judge commented that he had ‘something special’ – with HOYS potential as a lead rein/first ridden pony.

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Here is George at his first show- third place in the youngstock class at Mendip Plains EC- he was fabulous!

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Here he is jumping on the lunge- I had the lunge rein in one hand and my camera in the other!

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Here is a film of him 25 May 2016 on the double lunge in trot and canter and jumping.

Here he is with me, leading in hand.

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Leading in-hand- he moves beautifully straight.

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Here he meeting our poodle, Sammy!

 

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Here he is  lungeing, working in hand and on long-reins.

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Here is a film of him with lead leading, lungeing and working on long reins for the first time.

 

George and Heinrich

 

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The film below shows him in the school with my dressage horse, Heinrich, who thinks he is a great playmate!