Anyways, here's me checking in...
Some news from the lovely Dakota state, (the freezing arctic North one that is), my man and I are expecting our first baby! We are excited, albeit scared like any prospective parents. School has been taking a tough toll on me being able to spend time with my dear mare and I miss her so so much. Every time I go up there it is usually freezing cold so all we have time to do is go into the indoor arena long enough to do a quick free lunge and work on some bonding things. I want to train her to voice commands as I had a horse I once trained to "whoah" so well that when someone else rode him and was nervous about his trot all I did was say whoah from 20 yards away and he stopped on a dime :) I want that with her too.
How far away are you guys from your horses? Hunny is about a 30-40 minute drive which isn't bad at all considering how much I love where she is, but sometimes it is so hard to get up there to see her :(
How well do you think horses recall training/learning something? I am trying to do some little work with Hunny but I am almost nervous that if I teach her something and then don't get up there for a week or goodness forbid two it will just go out her other ear! (She is blonde so it wouldn't surprise me just kidding she is incredibly smart)
Aaaaand the most recent photo of my blonde partner in crime <3