Minnie Malachi has had a huge week at the stables. She went on the grass track for the first time on Monday to have a look around and then did her pace work on the grass on Tuesday morning. She was ultra professional and travelled straight and forward with confidence.
On Thursday she did barrier practice for the first time since coming to Moruya (video above – she is closest to the camera). We use our stable pony Shamus (horse in the middle) to give our learners something to follow and chase when they do barriers. Minnie Malachi loaded into the gates on the first attempt and was very sensible waiting patiently with the barriers closed. She hesitated momentarily when they flew open but was quick to muster and chase down Shamus.
This morning she went for her first trail ride on the bush track and she was an old hand, super confident and calm about the new experience.
She is coming along very well and we are aiming to jump her out in early February.