Successful baby steps today! Today I rode my percheron up on the berm ponying my pinto for the first time. Usually riding up on the berm is scary for me because it's about 10 feet across and 15 feet down a rocky slope. They see the other horses in the pastures below and some of them run along with us....so it makes me nervous. I went with one other rider and my two girls didn't flinch.
The next goal, probably tomorrow, is to ride on the berm past the ranch next door...which usually freaks them out at times because they have horses on hot walkers and stuff below.
There was a time when my percheron didn't want to go forward and backed a few steps...I just persisted with squeezing and giving her my verbal que noise that what she wanted to do was not correct. She is pretty much always pretty sensitive to that because she wants to please, but even so, when she argues, she is a BIG girl. (I forgot the crop) I just swallowed any insecurities of my own and persisted and did so while ponying the other horse. I am so proud! Thank you for nudging me forward with being more confident in myself!