Rosie closing gate, riding Annie Moses, final step

Closing gateRosie done closing the ranch gate. ┬áRosie’s Quarter horse mare, Annie Moses learned a valuable lesson for ranch work.

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Rosie opening gate, riding Annie Moses, step 3

Opening gate for friendsRosie opening gate for friends

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Rosie Opening gate riding Annie Moses, step 2

Opening gate stage 2

Rosie is moving the ranch gate forward while mounted on Annie Moses. This is an important lesson for a ranch horse. Annie has to follow Rosie’s instructions and move ahead staying close to the gate so that Rosie can hold the top of the gate while she pushes the gate open. Rosie and Annie need to work as a team. Rosie has trained Annie to trust her commands. Horses are herd & prey animals who follow their leader. Annie trusts Rosie after miles of Rosie’s ranch training. A ranch horse must be willing, reliable and athletic.

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Rosie opening gate, riding Quarter horse mare, Annie Moses

Opening gate 1

Rosie moved Annie beside the ranch gate so Rosie could reach the gate latch while mounted on Annie. Rosie trained Annie, a working ranch horse to follow cues. Rosie taught Annie to move off Rosie’s leg pressure and respond to Rosie’s neck reining, signals for Annie to move her body parallel to the gate in position for Rosie to reach and open the gate.

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Rosie, trail boss, Effus Ranch

Rosie, trail boss, Effus Ranch

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Annie Moses, Quarter horse sorrel mare saddled ready to go

Quarter horse mare, Annie Moses saddled ready to go

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Portrait: Annie Moses, sorrel mare

Portrait: Annie Moses, sorrel mare

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