Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sage, She is still here

Here she is


No I didn't ride her today but I worked her an hour in the round pen, then saddled her up and put her bridle on and long lines and I ground drove her all over the place. She does perfect in the round pen but I wanted something a little more challenging for her. She did really good. I thing the lines were too heavy but she finally got the idea of what I wanted her to do from behind her. Had to use the driving whip to tap her a few times but she was OK. Then Bob trimmed her front feet. She tolerated that perfectly. She just stood there and let him do it. That is the first time. He does it but its a battle to keep her foot, not today. I still am a little discouraged but will just keep it up until I know she is respectful of me. AND, I caught her with out a run down and that is the first time since Andrea was here. Even in a smaller pen she has been naughty but not today. Progress.

It was quite a nice day. Other than Katie's horses breaking down a gate and coming to visit all was quiet on Calico Acres Farm.