Category Archives: Ruby

Goodbye Ruby

I’m amazed at myself. As if I don’t have enough horses to be friends with, I feel sad when I see them go. And so it is with Ruby today. Ruby and I spent over an hour a day six days … Continue reading

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Ruby Day 28

We started out in the training pen with our ordinary agility and sensitivity to my cues regimen. Over the month, she has responded to the cues quicker than most horses with the exception of going through the gate, including opening, … Continue reading

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Ruby Day 21 – 23 “Wet Saddle Blankets”

Today Ruby was calm in the round pen, through the saddling, lunging with the mecate’ and mounting. We kept everything at a walk all day. When I mounted I could feel her anxiety and it grew the longer I was … Continue reading

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Ruby Day 20 “Learned at First Hand”

Though Ruby is still showing some nervousness when I’m riding her, she was perfectly contented to stop and eat grass for ten minutes with only me and the dog for company, a quarter of a mile distance from the other horses. Kathryn, … Continue reading

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Ruby Day 19

The day started out milder than yesterday, in terms of Ruby’s temperament. I groomed her first thing and tried the detangler spray. She was watchful but did not move. I put the saddle on, cinching it to snug. I always … Continue reading

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