Today was a great day at the office. It started with
my boyfriend and I going for an A.M. trail ride. This picture is Pumpkin, check out the photo album of his progress.
Then my first horse off the farm went well too. "Tango" is suffering from anxiety when mounted from the ground. With a little more "sacking out" or "desensitizing" as all the natural horse-people call it, Tango is getting used to the idea that standing still really is the best option.
My second horse off the farm is a beautiful Andalusian-Arab mare. Two breeds that couldn't be more romantic. Alexis is a very smart horse, maybe too smart. She is going through a little rebellious stage in training. Like a teenager, Alexis has to think it was her idea in order to co-operate. By the end of the lesson, she was happy as ever to trot around the ring with no hesitation.
My third horse is definitely a favorite. She is a very intense filly. Bred for speed and accuracy, I don't think I could ride this quarter horse in a competition she is bred for. So willing to please, but wound so tight. After more ground work than the average Joe, today I "backed" Hickory for the first time. Hickory is smarter than the average Joe. I feel honored to have been allowed into Hickory's trust. Things couldn't have gone smoother.