Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Growing up to be a big girl.

Star has been wearing the same snaffle Myler bit for years now. She hasn't needed anything stronger as we wern't doing WTC nicely and smoothly yet. We are also working on bitless for trail riding, but for schooling we needed to step up the game.
This is a Myler Curb snaffle, short shanks and copper rollers all the way across. Very mild if you are soft handed.

Last night we worked on bending, not biting my toes as shown here, but getting soft and flexible.
I had to ride without much contact last night as I didn't want her to get pissed off about the new bit and set a precedence for next time.
She did great and was very soft. I panicked when I took it off because there was some foam at the sides and I thought I had been pinching her mouth! GAH! I almost got sick.
So like any Mother I took my own shirt and wiped her mouth and much to my relief it was just foam build up not bare skin. Whew. She is becoming such a good girl and so grown up.
Friday night I will post video of our bitless fabulousness. She is doing so great and I'm excited to work on that this winter.


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That is great news! And that photo of her is just so pretty with her white mane and neck flexed.


Heather said...

She is so amazing.. I love having the privilege of riding with you Jocy...

I love the way you answer my questions and help me with my greenie pony without any judgments about her breed and to watch you ride star with such confidence after all of the crap you've been through.

You rock BBFF!

Jocelyn said...

Awww thanks BBFF...

I've been in your greenie shoes my dear, I know how that goes. :)