Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Gotta brag again! :-D
Aires had his third ride today and he graduated to the arena! He was being a little poop-head while the trainer was lunging him, but we finally got him straightened out (turned out some of it was a communication problem...I had trained him on a certain word to switch directions, and she was trying to get to him switch with a different word and he didn't know what she wanted). We went down to the arena and the trainer started working him. I'm not going to say he was perfect, because he wasn't (was having a hard time with flexing...he kept going around in circles! lol...and when she tried to get him to go forward off leg pressure alone, which is something he's done before, well, it was just downright hilarious)...but he was EXTREMELY GOOD for a two-year-old with two rides on him! He trotted really well for her (got to see his AMAZINGLY smooth trot...the trainer was sitting his trot [mainly because she was riding western] and she barely moved at all...it was amazing) and she even got him to canter, which was fun to see. He did a VERY good impression of a dressage horse at one point (I have pics, but they're kinda sorta stuck on my camera until tomorrow when I can get another memory card USB adapter since I can't find mine and my computer doesn't have a card reader slot). She even got him onto the trail bridge in the arena and stood him on it (he was like "Yeah, whatever. Done this a million times with Mom!") AND she opened the gate to the arena from his back when they were done. She and I were talking and she said out of all the 30-some horses on the property (excluding hers, of course), there are only two that she would even be remotely interested in purchasing...and Aires is number one!
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show
you that I can.