Friday, August 7, 2009

Rn'R is here

Rn'R in the flesh:
Java did a lot of snorting at it last night, and then got over it. I got her to eat treats out of it, on it and with me standing in it and her right up to the back of it. She is definitely reacting better to the openness than a regular two horse with ramp.

So, on the wraps will go (yes, she is THAT accident prone) and we'll practice loading today. We just went for a nice ride (practicing our dressage test) to take the "I'm a Big Mare" edge off, and now she's chilling out. If all goes well, I'll get her on and off it a few times, and she can have her dinner in it.

Tomorrow we'll practice closing the door. Probably not today. We'll see how brave we both feel.


the7msn said...

Java and you will do just fine. Have you ever seen those cute little head bumpers they make for tall and accident-prone horses? They're usually made of padded leather and fit over the ears.

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of those head bumpers too, as well as wraps or boots. Rn'R looks nice and open, which should be inviting to her. Good luck with the practice!

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

I've recently started using Lende shipping boots instead of wrapping. The wraps give more support but the Lende boots give a lot more coverage. After my trailer incident last year I decided to try more coverage. I'm sure she will come to love Rn'R very quickly!