Cindi loading her boys!
I forgot to tell you all about the visit of Cindi, one of my students, and two of her boys she brought over to work with me last Friday.
Well. She did, and we had a good time. She has a new horse RED and Thunder, who had been here before a year or so ago. Thunder was here for I think sixty days. I remember that when he came here he really had an attitude. Did not want to submit to the program, but he came around and I must say, Cindi had done a great job keeping him moving in the right direction.
Cindi wanted some help teaching RED how to collect. Seems that RED is having a little trouble with his back and Cindi, rightly so, thought if she could get him working on some collection it may strengthen his back. I showed her some exercises she could do using the double rein method that I learned from Al Ragazin. Here is Al’s site if you want to check him out: http://www.trainingyourownhorse.com
We then spent the rest of the time on a nice ride outside with Thunder. Cindi is very proud of how Thunder has come along. Every now and then though, he gets himself wound up and Cindi has to use small circles to get him thinking the way she wants. It’s like Cindi says at least the small circles work.
Very proud of both of them and look forward to working with them both in the future.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.