Her right hip is tilted forward and should be monitored for lameness and training progresses.
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adv ground work - saddling
Sage was curious about the saddle right away. She stood still for the pad, saddle and the cinch. She traveled calmly once saddled but started to get tight when she picked up a trot. She came back down to a walk and relaxed again. She eventually walked, trotted and loped in both directions. I don\\\'t think she\\\'s been saddled or ridden before.
Initially, she was reactive and scared of the flag. She became tense and pulled some on the halter but she became responsive quickly. I still think anyone working with her needs to use caution until she has more consistent experience.
She is understanding of the pressure on the halter. She is responsive. Early on she had some undesirable behaviors. She struck out at me once and she kicked someone while being lead. She\\\'s been very polite and content lately but caution is still warranted.
Without the Halter Evaluation: Challenge complete!
Mark this challenge complete when you have completed an evaluation of a horse without the halter using Exercises 1a through 1c and have created a training log that outlines your assessment of the following qualities: Does the horse have a tendency to run through pressure or yield to it? Does the horse seem more confident/understanding on the right eye, left eye, or neither? What is the approachability of this horse? Easy to catch?
She has a tendency to run through pressure. She\\\'s more understanding and confident on the left eye; she\\\'s more pushy on the right. She\\\'s stays engaged and will allow me to approach. She won\\\'t draw all the way in but she\\\'ll keep her eyes on me. Easy to catch.
Sage quickly became comfortable within range of the trailer. It took a little longer to express interest or any try at the trailer. Once she understood the concept she loaded right up but she unloaded with urgency so I asked her to load and unload two more times. She finally stood calmly in the trailer so I walked up and petted her. She followed me off nicely.