Kevin the Cow Dog!
Was a good day gathering cattle yesterday. We were a little short handed but, like I told the boss, when you have good hands you don't need as many. That's suppose to be funny. Anyway got one large paster cleaned out and will work on the next one today. They were trying to hinde in the brush yesterday so I'm going to take Kevin the cow dog with me today. He is a heck of a hand, and good company.
Worked with the colt after the works yesterday. A little more ground work and trailer loading. Now I have to be careful about opening the doors to the trailer that he doesn't try to knock me over getting in the trailer, before I want him to. He is learning this lesson well, which will serve him and his owner for years to come. I hope to get a saddle on him next week and, depending on how he is handling all that pressure, try to get a few easy rides in the round pen. Then we can move to the arena and really start to work on some riding skills. We will still do the ground work, adding new things and twist to it, but it will be more riding a less and less ground work as we go along. He is standing tied pretty good. We will increase the pressure while he is tied as time goes on. Right now I just want him to find comfort in standing tied, and so far he is.
Need to get at it, but first coffee.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.