Car on the cow drive!
Another week is here and Tucson is ready to go. He is really making progress. We are taking longer and longer rides and each ride is a little better then the ride before. Am hoping that I will be able to ride him from Ted’s barn, where he is now, to our house. It’s about a 3-hour or better ride with lots of changes in the terrain.
We will continue to work on hobbles with him the rest of this week and that should take care of his hobble training. He is standing tied like a champ and all the little things that I think are important are coming a long well too.
What little things, you ask? Things like, standing to be mounted and dismounted. Lowering his head to have the bridle put on and lowering it to have the bridle taken off. Waiting, after being mounted, for me to tell him what to do. In other words, not walking off whenever he feels like it. And, when we are on the trail and stop, to wait for me to tell him to move forward.
He is having no problem moving forward with just the lightest of signals, which is way good.
He heads home soon.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.