Little more training with bugs today. The little s--t is beginning to play games, like running away when I have the halter in my hand, copying Stella.
He loaded with no issues at first, got him out of the paddock and straight in. He did great but backing out was a little weird, half rabbit hop and half walk but he is responding to the word "easy" and slowing down.
Next it was loading with the saddle on. In he went and out he came, so I put him back in and made him stand. Just as I was about to set the rear bar in place out he came knocked the bar out of my hand and broke it. It made a hell of a noise. So again back into the float, he was reluctant and did a little rear then went in. I'll give him credit when he decides to go in would not like to be infront of him I don't think he would stop. But he is getting good All I have to do now is stand on the ramp, point, and say get in and he responds.
I did not ride him but did put the saddle on and a crupper. I expected him to kick out but didn't. Walked him around some then made him stand with all the bits dangling. Its been a while since he has been ridden and I got the idea he was a little touchy. I worked his right side and he gave me his head right to the stirrup but the left was stiff, it took quite an effort to get him to give to the left. I was on his right fiddling under his belly when I heard that lip slapping sound The little s--t was eyeing up my butt for a quick grab. Teeth marks on my butt could take some explaining
I taught him the error of his ways, gently of course.
So today was not as eventful as those in the north that have enjoyed good weather for riding but at least down under today it is not windy.
Well its shoes on both horses on wednesday and bugs has to be ridden. Then next saturday which ever horse gets in the float first goes on a cattle drive. I hope. 002.jpg 008.jpg 007.jpg