Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Southern Ohio's Amish Country
Most of my guys are pretty hot, so when you stall them for 2 days, haul them to a show, ask them to be nice and do what they are trained to do in halter. So when it is time for Liberty they hear their song and they are ready to GO! I do try to train them to songs.
Unfortunatly the horses don't always cooperate. Chase (the horse in my avatar) will NOT get dirty for anything! We were sceduled for Liberty in a sand arena (those seem to be the hardest, no rolling allowed) and they wet it down to much. His music came on (Phantom of the Opera) turned him loose he ran to the only dry spot, put his head down, and stood there shaking. I was so embarassed and he was so scared I was going to make him get DIRTY!
Skiddles decided that she wanted to roll, so I was kept running back and forth alot. I am so to fat, and old for that kind of running in August!
Most of the time it comes out pretty nice, but other times the horses like to remind us that if we are not humble they will make us be very humble and Liberty is a great place for them to do it. LOL