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Jazz is settling into training very well.  His life changed overnight, getting gelded and hauled for the first time in a trailer and moved to a his new home.  He handled it all very well.  He is a trusting horse and not fearful.  We loaded him after the sedative wore off following his surgery and he loaded in about 15 minutes, without struggle and rode quietly for the hour drive to his new home. I currently have him in a round pen outside during the day and in a stall in the overnight hours.  The first few days he squealed at the gelding in the stall next to him.  This has improved to a simple sniff to be sure he is the same gelding and no squealing. Jazz is healing from his surgery with very little swelling as I exercised him twice daily for the first week following surgery and he is self exercising as he walks the pen watching "his" herd.  He enjoys being outside where he can see all the horses and talk to them.  In this first week Jazz has learned to lunge through all three transitions, w/t/c both freely and on a line, back when asked and pick up his front feet for cleaning.  He is a little unsure about his back feet so we are working on that.  He is flexing left and right and doesn't seem to mind when I lay over his back and rub from both sides.  Jazz is smart, sweet, bold and has a really pretty floating trot.

From the barn,

Corki

10 Comments to Jazz:

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Dianne Schnathorst on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:50 PM
He is a beauty. Best of luck to you both.
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Corki Stokka on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:31 PM
Thank you Dianne, He is training well, ground work has gone great and he is responsive with ground driving too. I have had 2 rides on him so far. He is a thinking horse and once he has it down it is solid. Real excited to see how he turns out.
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Corki on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 5:59 AM
Jazz is doing well under saddle. If weather holds we will get some riding done outside of a round pen or arena this weekend.
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Corki on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 8:37 AM
Jazz is doing well under saddle. We have power steering at the walk and this is being developed at the trot. He is also doing much better with having his hooves handled all around. He is turning out to be a really nice horse.
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Corki on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:36 PM
Jazz is working on trailer loading and trail obstacles this week in preparation for his first trailride, this weekend. He practiced dragging things, roping a dummy, and a bridge. He is getting walk, trot, canter down and steering is improving at the trot. He continues to be very sweet. His registration is in order with Arabian Horse Association.
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Corki on Saturday, June 22, 2013 9:44 PM
Jazz did well on his first trailride. Going for another one tomorrow.
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Corki on Monday, June 24, 2013 12:52 PM
Jazz earned fourth place in the Novice division of the ITREC challenge Sunday. He handled each obstacle without hesitation and did as he was asked with confidence. One of the more difficult obstacles was a pole crossing put together to simulate multiple logs piled with some elevated, along with a big ole flower arrangement in the middle. I pointed him in the direction, and he lowered his head thought about what was in front of him and calmly walked/picked his way through. Just love this horse. He is so smart and confident.
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Corki on Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:53 PM
Jazz had a week off due as I attended a funeral out of state. I saddle him up today and he was still solid on what he has learned so far. We have power steering at the walk and trot. Now we are working on putting some finess in the canter/lope for our arena class as well as prepping for more trail obstacles. He is registered as Gai Caravel with AHA. We look forward to seeing you at the challenge.
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