Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Today I set up Cavaletti's around the edge of my round pen with a barrel at the inside edge so it is a small jump and the squeeze game as well. With a few treats Comet was hopping over all 4 to return for a treat. Occasionally, I would have him go once in one direction and then asked him to go the other way. He did everything I asked of him. Yesterday I rode Montana in the round pen and her steering is getting so much better. She is able to go longer without arguing than what she used to so we are making progress. I have to be careful because of my knee. I had it drained yesterday and it was looking better last night but today it is swelled up again. My doctor removed 1 1/2 syringes of fluid on that was just one side of my right knee. He is going try to get the OK for a MRI and he said he would call when he hears something. We are supposed to have rain all week, fun , fun! Until next time....
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, August 16, 2010
Well, I rode Montana in her bridle instead of her hackamore and didn't really see alot of difference in her responsiveness at all. She was very quite in the mouth once she took the bit. That was really nice. I also worked a bit on the ground with Comet on the send on the circling game and we finished off with backing easily and doing a figure 8 around the barrels. We ended the session with both feet on the pedestal and a treat. The weather was beautiful at 78 degrees and i was off so I was not going to pass up this opportunity!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Easter Day, 2010! This was Comet's second time on a pedestal EVER! He has got one foot on befor, and would paw at it, but never stood confidently with both front feet. He Loved it too! Notice his ears are forward and he is very proud of himself. Imagine, one day I will post a pic of all fours on it. Montana and I are still doing our daily walks around the peremiter of my property and we are up to 2 times around. I have started working on asking her to circle me while moving forward. Kind of a backward falling leaf pattern.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
For three days in a row now, Montana and I have walked out property line. We both need the exercise. Comet likes to run so He lets us get way ahead and then runs to catch up! Today, He seems to understand what we are doing and was able to relax and walk with us calmly! He is able to stand next to Montana and not try to dominate her. We had our Natural trim yesterday and they both were Wonderful! I couldn't ask for more. I am even going to try to file Montana's once a week myself. I am looking forward to tomorrow. We walked a bit farther today as well.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Comet was the first to go in the round pen. As soon as he got in, Montana took off to the froint gate and Comet, being the alpha horse, wanted out. He had not even made it once around when he slipped and slid on his side for about 3 feet. Well, the day was starting out swell, LOL I worked on Montana's send and being a left brain introvert, kept trying to barge into my space and show her dominance. I think the hardest thing for me to learn when I am out there is when to quit. I think I quit and move on too quick. I will try to pay more attention to that in the future. She did much better on the porcipine today. I rode her bareback and followed the rail with one rein. Until next time...