Good day with Pepe. He worked in the double reins yesterday. I don’t have a picture of him but here is one of a good guy, Ted and his pony working for the first time in the double reins at a clinic we did this past spring.
As do just about every horse, Pepe fought the idea at first but by the time we were finished he was starting to get the hang of it. I will put him in the double reins this morning and then ride him out in them. I’m sure he will be just fine once he figures out the drill. We are trying to decide if Pepe is staying or going home this week. I really think that he is ready for home given what the owner wants to do with him, trail ride, but he will require more work, as they all do, when he gets home.
One thing that horses need it to know that a bad behavior is not acceptable. How do you teach a horse that bad behavior is unacceptable? Your back with those really good questions again. The way I teach this is, let the horse commit the bad behavior. When he does, then you can correct it. If you never let the horse make the mistake you will never be able to fix it or help him with it. That means you have to have a plan for what to do if the horse makes the mistake. All of the ground work exercises that I teach are designed to give you those tools. With a little experience you will be able to transfer those ground skill to the saddle. Once you figure that out you will be amazed at how much you can get done with your horses.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.