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Just before christmas I decided to throw up three assignments to see how Khmari and I were going and low and behold we passed all three.

After doing the summer lessons with Gulliver and learning more about horses and what it takes to keep them sound and how they should be started. Khmari has had issues all along and he would be about 10 or 11 years old now so riding him wouldn't be fair. He is always around when I am playing with Gulliver and even comes into the arena with us. So I though that I would just do the ground work with him and that way he will be connected with me and Gulliver and can come on our journey with us. I think this is the best way I can give him a worth while life with people as I was going to keep him anyway as Gulliver's paddock mate anyway.

jane_gully
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Just before christmas I decided to throw up three assignments to see how Khmari and I were going and low and behold we passed all three.

After doing the summer lessons with Gulliver and learning more about horses and what it takes to keep them sound and how they should be started. Khmari has had issues all along and he would be about 10 or 11 years old now so riding him wouldn't be fair. He is always around when I am playing with Gulliver and even comes into the arena with us. So I though that I would just do the ground work with him and that way he will be connected with me and Gulliver and can come on our journey with us. I think this is the best way I can give him a worth while life with people as I was going to keep him anyway as Gulliver's paddock mate anyway.

jane_gully

Re start

Khmari just sits in my paddock getting older. The recent free lessons at woolooga brought with it an opportunity to take Khmari as Gulliver was not well. He has never been anywhere in his life except to change paddocks so it was very different for him. I got to learn a whole new way to look at difficulties as Khmari is not confident and will fight before flight. I got some great tips from Jill and Elise and today I was able to get him to side pass over a cone which was troubling him at the lesson and I was getting my stick kicked at and him nipping and a pathetic attempt at striking. Today we had it all going and I might even film some assignments with the little fellow.

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big steps

So excited about my recent success with Khmari. With my new skills I have learnt through this course I have been able to successfully load Khmari onto the float in less than 5 min. He has previously been so nervous that he would rear up at the sight of the float. I took him and a friend on the school run this morning and was really impressed at how well he travelled. I think he has gained some new confidence.

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Second Chance

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This little fella has been sitting in the paddock wasting away the years. I would love to do more with him but my focus is on Gulliver. He can be a nervous little fellow and could do with getting some miles under his belt. He does have a shoulder smaller than the other which has caused him to buck if made to bring his head down. I am currently float training him and he has been broken in but he needs lots of work to loosen him up before his potential is known. I know he is smart and a great jumper. I just have no one suitable to ride him. Once he has done a little more work and is fully float trained I will be looking at finding him a rider and possible new home for free to the right person.

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Must be Crazy

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Well I don't know who is crazier me or him but for now I am just going to assume that it is me. I bought this little fellow from the sales with the intention of starting him. After having him delivered home I set about getting to know him. He was about 4yrs old when I got him and he was off a station and had just been recently gelded and branded. He was very scared and was not interested in getting to know me at all. The first day it took me 4 hours to touch him and it was his shoulder he offered.

I got to the stage where I mounted him and he seemed to be fine until I tried to turn him right. He unloaded me and we went home. I had him looked at by a lady who uses both Bowen therapy and the Emmett Technique. She picked up that if you lifted his mane and sat the saddle on him you could distinctly see that his left shoulder had not developed like the right. She worked on him and he seemed to be more comfortable but I was still concerned that the cause of the shoulder was not just physical. He has sat around in the paddock for the next two years and he is now about 8 years old. I started Quantum Savvy to get my draft horse going and my daughter Maya wanted to do it too so the most obvious choice was to let her use Khmari as he is only 13hh and more her size. I have had to do quite a bit to get him started but we are really starting to see him relax. I will be the first to ride him if we decide that he is ready as I still think that he has too many issues for her. Ultimately I am hoping that he will be her horse and with the progress so far that may be possible. Maya is learning a little on the way too which will go a long way to building a relationship between her and him. It is a little challenging finding time for both horses but I intend to try.

I would love to see him used as he seems so keen to be with us.

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