Sue's big adventure!
I know a lot of folks that don't care much for Mondays, but I rather like them. I get, to get back to what I really enjoy and that's helping people with horses and horses with people.
I have my riding student Stan, this morning. He is making good progress. He comes to horses and riding a little late in his life, but he is determined to be as good as he can be. Today we are going to work on trotting. This is the easiest gate for the horse but the hardest for us humans. Takes some practice to get in sync with the horse but I bet he gets it done. May take him some time but I bet he does.
I am taking a good friend, Marge, out on a ride after that. She use to ride a bunch, but has gotten busy being a grandmother, that's a good thing. So am looking forward to that too.
I got a young colt in for training Friday. He will be here for ninety days so we are very excited about that. I started him in the round pen on Saturday and he did just what I wanted. I start everyone in the round pen when they come, horse or human, and the colt showed me that he respects my place in his herd as his leader, so that was great. Today he will work a little more in the round pen and then we will start his work at the end of a lead line. Teaching him to lunge and load in a trailer. He loaded when I went to pick him up but you could tell it was not really his idea. So today we will start his trailer loading program. I think that this is very important, early on. If I have to take him to the vet. for whatever the reason, I need him to get in the trailer without an argument. It is really a safety issue, loading your horse in the trailer, his safety. So, it is one of the first things that a new horse will learn when they come to me for training. I will keep you updated with info and pictures so you can follow along in his training.. So I better get to it.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.