I decided to free-lunge Miss Lacey this morning for funnsies and it would seem that she did indeed enjoy herself! :)
Her leg is finally all healed up and we've actually hit the trails a few times in the last two weeks. I'm very slowly reconditioning her and she's coming a long super well, there's basically a weekly difference in her musculature. Take that, old age! hahaha
Anyway, she needed to be worked today and she loves being free-lunged so we did that.
I noticed that the more I told her "good girl" the more she kept repeating the same things, and the more "fired up" she got while doing those things.....interesting. I've never tried "complimenting" her behavior while free-lunging before, but this session went a whole lot better than these sessions sometimes do. Sometimes it begins to feel a whole lot like I'm trying to lunge a cat. hahaha She very much seems to enjoy making ME work. haha!
Pre-running, all purtied up.
"I see what's going on here! You want me to HIDE behind these trees!!"
Apple tree blossoms. :)
Atticus decided to join in the action.
[he has tennis balls duct taped to hi horns to protect Lacey+Hazel from them]
Geez, Lacey. Could you be using your hocks annnnny more?
She was really enjoying herself!
Any then [this is not the best picture ever but it's the only one I got of this], Atticus decided to start running in circles around the pasture...only his circles were half in the lunging pasture and half in the usual pasture - he was leaping through the high tensile wire each time. haha!
Someone's fired up!
Stupid trees, getting in the way of my perfect picture! haha
I just love her QH-y booty! hahaha
When I decided to stop, I left the pasture and opened the gate so she could come out...but she stayed in there and stared at me through the fence like "that was fun! Let's do it again!"
Silly old lady!! :)
Thanks for looking!!