Originally Posted by Elana
That is one nice horse. A little down hill, but all the angles in all the right places and plenty of bone.
She might make a good heading horse. She has a lot of substance.
Thank you very much. Might I ask what you mean by heading horse? As in team penning? Or roping? I feel like I'm missing something.
Originally Posted by PastureSongs
Hey I like your hay ring xD
Gettin' it done one way or the other.
I was far too excited when we made the smaller pasture for these two that they would have a feeder in proportion to the size of their pen, where the larger pasture has a larger feeder. If my madness makes sense.
Here is a picture from today, Abby is on the left, and her half brother Chester is on the right. I must be crazy, but even though Abby has a bit more pep, I do prefer her over her brother. She isn't as steady, but she is the brains of the two. Chester listens well, but is a bit of an airhead. The team is essentially Chester going, and Abby adapting to him. She doesn't slack off by any means, but having a shorter stride she wants to trot to his walk, and canter to his trot. Of course, once the brain starts trotting, so does the body. Then, you'd let them, they'd trot like all hell, and Abby would start cantering. You can see how it could escalate, so I've been making sure my commands are clear and concise, and reminding others plenty. Abby adapts to her surroundings, and in the week I've had her I can tell she gets body language quite well.