Well, I have to admit that part of me was into my session as I want to learn and share as much as possible with my mom and do a basic refresher course on him.. now we are trying out Samuel on him, he seems to like it better..
Things I have learned since the last post.. he has figured out the lean to with Brandy, that is good..
He drinks water from the five gallon bucket and does not seem to understand that we have a water trough for the horse’s, that will have get sorted out quickly because I am not hauling him buckets.
He deworms like a dream, no fuss, no muss and that’s one more chore out of the way, I am going to do it now, and then again after a hard hard solid freeze up for both him and Brandy.
He leads well with a second horse, when two horse’s he leads on the left, when on his own, he leads on the right, with you on the left, ask him to go in a two horse walk and he wants to be on the left..
He picks up his front feet nicely (forgot what it was like to have horse that does that so nicely)
He grooms well, I tried all three grooming tools, I did ears, face, body, under, feet and mane and tail, o and his tail is a mix of cream.black with red hairs on top, its not ever going to be the blond like the mane is.
He has never been lunged and is afraid of the lunge whip, Brandy had the basic’s but she only had one gear, stop to full on gallop.. he has one gear at the moment, confused LOL
He is so out of shape its honestly not funny, I worked him on the ten foot lead line, not even the twenty or thirty foot lunge line, and I never asked for more then a walk, I did two sets of five full circles each way and a solid rest stop, relaxed, pet and allowed to graze for a full count of 60, and he was puffing..
On the other hand, brandy did her own workout the whole time he was out of the field, she walked, paced, trotted and canters up and down the three fence lines of the big pasture and didn’t even really break a sweat..
When he knows what you want, he walks nicely beside you but when he was unsure of himself, he crowded me, this is understandable but not allowed, and must be worked on.
He does rear cross’s well, he does front cross’s, but I am unsure if he is doing them on cue or not, I set him up to win on those and he did them well
He understands and does a tradional back very very well, he has no clue of a wiggle back or a ask back
That it, that’s all folks.. he gets the rest of the day to be a horse and do what horse’s. tomorrow, I want to tack him up and ride him.