I thought I was going to ride her with a saddle the other day, and apparently I thought wrong! My father and I were going to plop around on the Curlies in the outdoor arena so we had them both at the hitching post. Young little Scarlet was a perfect angel, standing there like a pro. Tenakee was a little fussy when I put the saddle pad on, but I didn't think much of it. When I swung the saddle on her she nearly ran me over! So that day we just worked on staying out of my space and standing still. I am going to keep working on her manners seeing as the foal is probably going to wait a while, but we aren't going to ask too much of her in the moving her feet department.
She was probably just used to people barreling out of her way when she wanted to wiggle around. But a few good ticks with the leather on the end of the lead rope let her know I was serious and she backed off. I remember when we got Scarlet the owner's son was talking about being trampled by one of the horses. Too bad I forgot which one, but I think I've figured it out.
Sort of an important thing to tell someone when their buying a horse.
But anywho, we are progressing with both the pregnancy and training. She sort of likes to mosey around and put her feet wherever. Before we get her out on the trail I am going to be working with a lot of obstacles that she really has to watch where she's going. Anyone know what I should do with the foal during my training sessions? Is that a good time for the foal to learn how to stand tied? I wouldn't want to ask too much of the little foal's joints or for it to get bumped into or ran over by miss mammoth. I'm going to go out and take some pictures today so I'll get them on here for all of you to see. Our little mishap with the saddle let me get a good and well needed mane grooming session. I also plan on starting to give her daily grain in the trailer. Two birds with one stone.