Yesterday was a pretty big day for little Charlie. We went for a six mile ride and there is more of the same today. He did a pretty good job. When I get a horse ready to go home there are a lot of things that go thru my mind. What will his world be like? How many scary things are there around his house, stuff like that. We don't have a lot of traffic out here on the ranch so sometimes that can be a bit of a challenge to get them around cars and such. So we started out our ride on the county road that goes from Ted's house to my house, hoping that we would come a cross some cars or trucks, and we did. He did great and stood while I visited with a couple of folks that we passed on the road. Then it was time to get off the road and go see some country, which we did. He is still a little shy about going down steep banks but he did it and will just get better.
Once I have a colt going really good in a snaffle bit, I move them to a different bit. It's not a secret but I don't just share this process with just anyone. So if you want to know your going to have to come see me or ask. Anyway, it really get the horse working with our much effort on my part or on his. He did great yesterday, it was the first time he has worn this bit and he did really, really good.
I rode him from Ted's house, as I mentioned, and today we will ride back to Ted's. It's six miles the way we went yesterday and will be longer today, as we go from our house back to Ted's. He stayed the night here at our house in a pen we have for him. I think it is great if we can get our horses out of their environment, where they feel safe, and introduce them to other things and environments. I keep new horses separate from the horses I have here so they don't beat the stuffing out of him, cause they will, it's what horses do to horses they don't know.
So better get to it.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.