Benjie and Filly after their ride!
Yesterday seemed a bit long, as Benjie would say. The horses all got worked. And, it was a beautiful day to boot.
The Stallion wore a saddle pad and surcingle, and did a pretty good job. He did not offer to buck but is still a little nervous. I wanted to pick up his feet to possibly put hobbles on him. The owner told me they had been doing that. Well, someone for got to tell the Stallion. When I reached down to touch his leg I thought he was going to fall over with fear. So, I started working with his front legs with the lead rope, I’ll have to tell you how to do that one day, and in just a bit he was letting me pick up his front feet and hold them there for a bit.
The GRAY horse took the saddle well again. I saddled him in the barn next to the saddle room. Want to start teaching him to stand still and not move from the spot I put him in, when we are going to saddle. He did ok. I had to put him back in his spot a couple of times but that was to be expected. We did some groundwork with the plastic bag. He was a little freak but slowly started to settle and relax.
Bitsy had another good ride. I’m starting to ride more with our legs less with our hands. Part way thru out work out Bitsy start to fight my legs, so when I asked with the spur she acted like she wanted to buck a bit. I got after her for that and we had a bit of action, but she soon settled down and got with the program.
Benjie and Filly are off to see the cliff dwelling in the Gila National Forest. This should be a big adventure for them and I’m sure they will have pictures.
When I got up this morning there were 4 or 5 mule deer in the back yard eating on a flowering bush. I have seen tracks around the house but had never seen them. Love this place.
Coffee time for me.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.