Folks have been asking, " What is the Colt's name?" To be honest I had no idea till yesterday. The owner, Anthony, called to check on his progress so I thought I better ask. When it comes to horses, I'm not one for names, I know you have to give them a name, so when you send someone to get them they know which one to bring back, but I really don't think that the horse cares very much. I never here any of them calling out the name of horses in their herd, but, your right, we're not horses. So I thought I better find out what this young fellas name is. Well his name is, Charlie. And to tell you the truth that name sure fits him. We had another really good day working together. Ground work continues to improve, he is taking the bit better and better each day. He is standing tied with our pawing the ground or pulling back and, he is loading in the trailer like a well seasoned horse. I put a foot in the stirrup yesterday and layed over his back and rubbed on him. He stood still like I asked him to do. Funny but there are times when a horse seems to ask you, to just get on, let's get this over with. That's where Charlie is right now. He is ready for the next step in his training and I think he is just about there. I am going to put his first few rides on him next week, when Kathy gets home. It is really a good idea, when you are starting young horses, to have someone there that can help you if you get in a jam. Kathy has helped me start several colts by being there to help the horse move forward if they refuse and lock up. That way all I have to do is sit the horse, she will do all the work to make the horse move. So next week should be a full day for the colt and me, and I know I'm looking forward to it, and to his continued progress..
Better get to it.
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