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Astrid Pony Pony Hohenwald , TN
- Black, White
- Vaccinations up to date.
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Last week Astrid worked on learning to stand without being tied while being groomed and letting us pick up her feet. She is still a bit nervous with being handled on her right side but is coming along. We are still working on standing to be mounted and she had the first two times with a person on her back that we know of. She is NOT trained to ride as of yet but that is coming soon. Stay tuned for more updates and if you are interested in finishing training on a pony of your own she is a great project.
I was born on a ranch somewhere out west and raised out on fields of open grasses with the wind in my hair and the world at my finger tips. I loved growing up but soon the day came where I was loaded up and taken to an arena to be a bronc for junior riders. It was fun for awhile to come crashing out of the chute and see how fast I could unseat my rider but after a few years I got board of it and started being super elusive and smart when the ranchers would load up all the bucking stock for rodeo. I would just avoid the gate ways and run like the wind, bringing back memories of my early years. Eventually they decided I was getting on a big truck that I always saw full of cows and they loaded me and sent me to a big auction where I was taken to another and another. Eventually I ended up back in a small green field with a few other horses. They brought us grain and after 30 days the trainer brought us down to smaller paddocks. She decided to let me settle in before doing a full evaluation because I’m very full of myself and can be a bit spacey. I would love to meet someone that can break through my stubborn shell and show me something different than rodeo life but sometimes I think they all will give up on me and never spend the time I'd like.
Astrid is a cute pony that has more brains than a lot of horses out there. She’s very smart about not being caught and will take lots of time and patience. If she is kept with other horses she is harder to catch. I have been able to catch her once using grain in a big pasture but elusive is the best word to describe her. I do have her where she comes to the catch pen and lets me catch her without grain so we are making progress. I’ve worked with a lot of wild horses as well as domestics since a young age and she is very smart. She has settled in and we have ponied her off another horse in the woods and saddled her several times. She doesn’t mind the saddle but is sensitive in the belly area. We are also working on standing tied which seems like something she never had done in the past. She is doing amazingly well tying now and I'm excited about that. From the hours and time I’ve worked with her it really would seem like she was bred for rodeo and just didn't have enough buck in her. She hasn't bucked once with the saddle I just don't think she has had formal training. She leads across bridges and jumps nicely when asked as well as learning to lung on a line. She will be a hard nut to crack but with time should come around for an advanced rider. She hasn't ever bucked with the saddle and we will progress to riding as time permits. I do not ever see her being kids pony but she could become a nice cow horse or even just be a pasture pet.
Astrid IS NOT MEAN, AGGRESSIVE, OR DANGEROUS. She is doing GREAT with ground work and ponying but we are still working on catching in the big pastures but you can catch her without grain in a small pen.
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