Ziggy is still pretty sore.. He is getting around OK but you can tell. Just gave him a dose of Tetanus Antitoxin just to make sure. He's kind of like most of us......can't remember when we got our last tetanus shot.
Just got an email from the lovely lady that is going to help Kathy and I put on a demonstration for the Back Country Trail Riders organization in May. We are going to do a round pen demo and a trailer loading demo.
I think most folks that have a round pen don't really know how to use it. Seems like the horses that we get here that folks say they have worked them in a round pen don't have a clue what they are doing.. the horse that is.. and so that goes back to the owner I guess.... I see horses that just run........and run........and run........... and I have to conclude that that's what they were taught to do.. so the horse never looks at the round pen as a pleasant place to be... and I don't blame him... and then I see folks that use the round pen to wear their horse out so that when they go to ride they hope he is tried enough that they won't get bucked off... and I suppose on some level that works but.. it won't last......The round pen has become the thing to have...makes you look like you know what your doing...........from the road...........I think the round pen is a great tool... but like any tool.......if a person doesn't know how to use it... say a saw for example... if he's not careful he could cut his arm off.... so I hope that our demo will help folks see how to use the round pen to benefit themselves and their horses.... I'm sure this subject will come up again in the future. I use the round pen every time a new horse comes to the place or there is a issue I want to work on........so you can expect more of this rant.... join in if you like...
Sure like this coffee that Kathy got me.........
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.