Bitsy's first ride.
Yesterday was a nice day of surprises. I rode Bitsy for the first time yesterday. After a little groundwork, Bitsy seemed ready. So, I put my foot in the stirrup and stood up. She moved around a bit so I got off and explained to her that, that was not acceptable behavior. Just took a couple of times and she stood perfectly still while I got my self settled in the saddle. We did tons of lateral flexing at a stand still and then I asked her to walk off. She was uncertain of what I wanted at first but it was no time at all that we were moving in small circles. I let those circles get bigger and bigger. She wanted to trot so I let her and we did that for about ten minutes. Then back to a walk until we finished her ride. She did great and it won’t be long and we will be seeing the big world outside the arena.
We got a phone call from the fella I get my hay from in Deming New Mexico. His daughter, who has attended clinics that we have put on, is graduating he needed out address. While talking to Kathy about that he mentioned he had a horse that he needed some help with. So, yesterday Montana, my daughter, and I went down to pick up the horse. Clint, the owner, told me that the horse was very nervous and it was not easy to catch him. In less then 5 minutes I had the horse caught and started heading toward the trailer. I asked how he was at trailer loading and Clint said it would probably take all three of us to get him in. I shook my head and said it will only take one. After about 15 minutes of working with the horse I had him in the trailer under his own power.
This horse, cause I know your going to ask, has no name, or at least Clint never told me his name so we will just call him the, GRAY for now.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.