Donna and Leo
Both Thunder and Leo’s parents came to see them yesterday and get a little more education themselves. Cindi is doing a really good job in understanding what Thunder is going to need when he goes back home in a few week. She spent the morning riding Thunder in the round pen, where she continues to work on gaining control of his feet and his mind. The challenge that she will have it keeping him thinking about what she wants, and not letting him get himself all worked up over something he sees or thinks he sees. I will continue to work on that same control as we go on short rides around the ranch in the days to come.
Leo’s mom, Donna, got the chance to work with her boy doing more ground work exercises and side passing her horse down the rail. We also added jumping over barrels to teach him that he does not have to launch over everything in his path. This will help him to be a safer trail horse when he goes home..
Casino continues to make good progress. His mom told me that he may have a little trouble bitting. We have not gotten to that part of his program yet but that is always good information to have so you can approach a problem like that with kindness, so we will see how that goes in the next day or so..
Hope you all had a chance to see the video in yesterdays post. If not please take a min. to check it out and please let me know what you think.
Just received an email that a good buddy of mine passed away this morning. Carlton and I spent many a day playing golf together. He taught me a lot about the game and he too loved to be around the horses. I'm going to miss him...
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.