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"My horse Lee Lou will not go for me."


Dear Keith...

Monday, January 29, 2007

My horse Lee Lou will not go for me. She will walk alright, but very slowly. She will trot, but unwillingly and she will not run unless you kick her HARD and you have to keep kicking. There is nothing wrong with her medically. She is four now and this summer I really want her to be my gaming horse, because my original gaming horse had cushens and we had to put him down. Iím in college now so I canít afford to take her to a trainer; so far I have done all her training. She has a lot of potential, but she has a bad attitude some times. She wants my attention, but when I do stuff with her she gets mad, like when I tried to get her to go around in the round pen. She will not go just like when Iím on her, but when I ask her to go faster then a slow trot she gets furious. She will chase me round the round pen with her hindquarters kicking at me. She is very serious with the kicking too. When I tried a couple more times she tried to jump over the fence and she ended up breaking the pen. HELP ME PLEASE! She is my only horse and I got her when she was only 6 Months and I love her SO MUCH. Thanks for listening to me Sincerely, Yvonne V

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