So, hopefully the farrier will be coming out tomorrow or Saturday to fix the shoes of the gelding I'm now leasing.
And then.. I get to take him to the last local show on Sunday! YAY!
He's a 9 yo OTTB. He gets kinda highstrung and whatnot. A buck or two at the canter, just wants to go go go go!
This is what I do to calm him down
We do lots of circles, figure eights, direction changes, imaginary serpentines, lots of transitions to keep his mind busy.
If he bucks, tries to run off, other naughty things, We circle in and circle out at the trot and the continue on.
Anything you guys do to get your horse to relax?