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Nelly: April 7

Nelly had her first official week of school here at LNH! She's settled in well & was instant friends with her pen mate, Cricket - a 2-YO filly.

This week, we worked on Round Penning, Desensitizing, & Yielding the Hindquarters (HQ).

Her round penning sessions have been pretty textbook. She started out a bit sticky wanting to turn to the outside. Once she realized that was a bit more work, she began to move around the pen & freed up greatly. She's been turning to the inside quite well & has learned how to yield her hindquarters to remain facing me. We also Desensitized to the Lead Rope & Stick & String, which she was initially quite unsure of; once she figured it out, it hasn't been the least bit concerning. Toward the end of the week, we also began working on Yielding the Hindquarters, which went well.

Overall, I was pleased to see that she had a decent gas pedal during our round penning. We'll see if that holds during our in-hand work, but that will be a big factor in having a better & more willing gas pedal under saddle.

Next week, we'll continue to add more groundwork exercises as we gain control of her body parts on the ground in preparation for our work under saddle.

We had a trip to Knotty Equine scheduled for April 12; however, we'll likely push that back a bit as my equine dentist isn't back from his winter trip down south yet.

- Lexy Nuesch


Next week's update will be posted on Saturday.

I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.


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