1.15.2013

cierra update

Hard to believe it's been over a month since we've seen Cierra. It is only remotely okay, because we know our trainer well and checked in via phone. With the holidays, vacation, and work conflicts behind us - a day finally came that we could go see her. We arrived to find Cierra enjoying turn out time. I had to look twice, yep that's her. She is still very affectionate and had a lot to say, in her own quiet way...

telling secrets
telling secrets

We were not expecting our trainer to be home, but her plans changed. Patty was eager to show us Cierra's progress, who would say no to that? The indoor arena was unusually busy, with some encouragement Cierra took it all in stride. I apologize in advance for the crappy video's, in particular the classic floor shot ending...


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The only sticky spot in her training so far was in the very beginning. Cierra got off to a slow start, needing more time then usual to realize that it's not so bad doing what people ask. It took a couple weeks, but she was given the needed time to figure that out on her own, so she could be happy learning. Some things simply shouldn't be rushed...


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...as you can see Cierra is coming along nicely! I was surprised Brad turned down a first ride on her, but then again much of this visit was unexpected. He will enjoy that special moment another day. Cierra rode with a quiet mouth and head, ears perked with interested eyes, soaking it all in - and sweet as ever...

cierra_jan
one special girl

5 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

good girl! I bet Brad was thrilled to see her

Shirley said...

Very nice- she looks like she's going to be smooth to ride. Good for your trainer for giving her time instead of rushing her. I agree with Brad- I would have waited too for that first ride.
I remember when you first got this lovely filly- she sure has come along nicely!

Dreaming said...

How wonderful to not only see her, but to see her show off her new skills!

C-ingspots said...

So glad you're pleased with her lessons so far. She looks comfortable and relaxed with no worries. Her lope looks a lot like my Harley's. Smooth and long-strided with a rocking horse feel. I always wanted him to round his back and get his back feet more under himself than was his normal. My favorite part is her snuggling with her dad!! She looks so happy to see him!! Sweet...

allhorsestuff said...

NICE!
Your shots of Brad with his filly are perfect!
Glad it is turning out the way you need it too. She has a lovely lope.
KK