Miss Hanna and her boy!
Hanna is a young lady that lives in the Membris Valley and attended our clinic there with her mother Meg. Hanna has been riding horses sense she was a little thing. Her mom sent me pictures of her when she was about 4 or 5 years old. Hanna and her mother now breed and raise some pretty nice horses. I can’t remember the name of the horse that she brought to her private lesson, but he was a colt that they had raised and were getting started. He was a big boy and had some real issues with wanting to be in your pocket. By that I mean he wanted to be in your space all the time. He was walking passed or over Hanna as she brought him to the round pen.
Hanna and her mom had never seen me work with horses before so I had the chance to really explain what we are trying to do with horses and used the round pen to teach the lesson of respect. Hanna, like so many folks, often do not know how far they need to push their horses in order to find their holes or areas where they need help. Hanna was a little shy at first but when she realized that her horse was not showing her the respect she thought she should have from him, she changed. She changed from the young woman who would let her horse, pretty much do whatever he wanted, to a TRAINER! A trainer that would not allow or tolerate his disrespectful behavior any longer. The transformation was amazing to watch and I can’t wait to get to spend more time with Hanna and Meg to see how they are progressing.
The boys here continue to make good progress. Saddled Zeb last week and he did fine with it. So we will continue with that. Tenawa will get saddled this week as well and start to teach him the concept of collection. His ground work is improving as is the Progress of Bop/Buddy. He should get his first saddle here this week. I don’t anticipate any issues with that but you never know.
Just got the call that our winter hay is ready to haul, so will have to schedule time for that this week. That means I need to do a little work on the tractor, have a fluid leak I need to fix. But, we should have enough hay to last us till spring. Yea!
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.