I didn't get any good pictures today because my camera batteries died like 5 minutes into taking pictures!!!! :(
Anyways, today I really got to see what Diesel is like, for the most part. I worked him in the round pen a little bit and he is almost impossible to join up with!
Well after the round pen work, I took him in the barn to groom him a little bit. I also decided to tack him up just to see how he reacted. He was a little nervous when he first came in the barn and was a little pushy, but calmed down quickly. That's one thing we need to work on. When he is nervous, he gets really pushy with his handler.
Well first I brought out my bareback pad, no problem there. Then came the saddle. He eyed it nervously, but didn't blink an eye when I went to put it on. Then I brought out the bridle and attempted to put it on. I was real careful not to hit his teeth, but he still didn't like it. It took about 5 minutes to get the bridle on and bit in his mouth. After I got it on, he just sat and played with the bit until I took it off. I can't ride in the saddle until my new girth comes, so for now it's just ground work or bareback riding.
Well I will keep everyone updated as I get to work with him more! DSCF3860.jpg DSCF3862.jpg DSCF3871.jpg DSCF3873.jpg