Welcome to Bit of Honey Training LLC

Welcome to Bit of Honey Training LLC
Welcome to Bit of Honey Training LLC

Friday, January 1, 2021

Introducing Maggie

The newest member of the Bit of Honey herd is Maggie, a now six year old mare who is started under saddle but still green.  She is about 14.3hands tall, and is really quiet.  Her "big spook" is to raise her head three inches and give you the side-eye.  She is here in training to learn to be a pleasure riding horse and to learn how to do some low level jumping.

Before coming to Bit of Honey Maggie had about thirty days of training with a western trainer and learned basic walk/trot/canter/whoa and riding out in fields.  Since she's been here we've worked on getting some extra weight on her, as well as teaching her that things are done a little differently here.  

We've done lots of ground work to teach her to think through obstacles.  The loudest obstacles are definitely the dogs, but she's gotten used to them whether they are just running around with her or if they are barking and being obnoxious.  She also is well behaved for the vet, farrier, bathing, and stands tied nicely.

While riding in the arena Maggie has gotten really good about standing at the mounting block to be mounted from either her right or her left side.  She's relaxed and laid back about walking around the arena once she's investigated all the new jump locations.  (Maggie has been pretty sure those jump standards walk around at night since they are in a new place every time she goes to the arena, but she never sees them moving...)  Her trot is quite smooth and her rhythm is developing nicely.  She is comfortable walking and trotting over ground poles and cross rails under saddle.

 Today we got a little video of her working.  Maggie is such a pleasure to have around!

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