Prima

General Information:

  • Prima (The Princess)
  • Arabian
  • Mare
  • DOB: 1993
  • Height (hh): 14.2
  • Owner: Kirsten Nelsen
  • Stall Card


Current Status:

06/08/2012

Prima is worked every day and sometimes twice a day, now that I have a full-time intern.  She has settled down too now that Jasper has returned to the “herd” (Jasper was gone for a month).


Current Focus of Training:

Basic Handling, Groundwork, Riding, Other


History

Prima, my Arabian mare, has been with me for all of her 15 years. It is a bitter pill to swallow to realize that her challenges are no more than a reflection of my own learning curve. On the one hand she is the easiest horse I have ever owned because we have such a strong bond and on the other she offers no mercy for repeated mistakes. She kindly points out my weaknesses regularly and keeps reminding me to stay humble. I do believe that Prima was put on this planet to make sure I get it right one day. She is my toughest, most honest teacher without a doubt, but also the kindest.



Skills Assessment

Basic Handling
Eval-Date06/01/2012
CatchingA
Learning Frame of MindA
Leading A
GroomingA
TyingA
FarrierPrepA
VetPrepA
FeedingA
TrailerB
Groundwork
Eval-Date06/01/2012
In-HandA
LungingA
Long Rein-Straight A
Round PenB - Sometimes she tries to show her Princess side
Long Rein-CircleB
Saddle
Bridle
Balance Bands
Riding
Eval-Date
Mounting
Aids/Contacts
Straightness
Impulsion
Engagement
Transitions
Trot
Canter
Riding Patterns
Obstacles
Gallop
A - Always ; B - Mostly; C - Sometimes; D - Hardly Ever ; F - Unsafe ; N/A - Not applicable or horse cannot accomplish


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One Response to “Prima”
  1. Kirsten says:

    Yes. Prima is all girl and particular about her handling.

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