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...
I played with Montana in the round pen on Sunday and noticed really quick that she did not want to play the circling game at all. She only wanted to be next to me. I think I need to go to phase 4 to keep her back when she tries to come to me. Friendly Game is fine and she moves of pressure well in the porcipine game. This is what I will work on during our next play session. I have been working on keeping Comet from walking into my space while leading by stopping and backing him or jumping jacks or a squeal and a kick. Slowly adding more pressure for him to move off a bit quicker. Horses shouldn't run over their alpha, hum how interesting!!!!