Funny...after I posted, I opened up my HI magazine, and there was an article on mounting and the moving horse!!
I was on the right track when I said we needed to review some ground work!!! Earn some respect back!! Now I know what we will be working on tonight.. Moving our hind quarters around some more!!
Nickers as JJ gets fitter he will be more alert and ready to go.I expect the same from Bugs over the coming month as I begin to raise his fitness, and my own. My biggest fear is, he will take off and I know I'm going to have a problem with one of my hips if he does that. I am teaching him to give his head in the one rein stop, just for that ocassion.
However You can relax with JJ and he will relax with you. I have one of the ladies I ride with who keeps on saying Relax and the horse will. She is right, and I respect her experience. This person is one of the ones that organise the treks. Her motto. Hang on and she has taught me that now and again one has to give the horse its head and trust it.
I'm sure jj is testing his boundries, as is Bugs. Wiping his nose on my shirt is not a sign of love, its the horse testing the waters to see how far he can go, and it is aimed at dominating the situation. But it is nice when they rest their head on ones shoulder or in your arms.
Rick. Don't want to be in your position holding together a friendship and working out what if any this guy should get for his part.
Alex, and I hate, I mean I really hate having to say this, but, she may have put forward a solution on how to work out what his input was worth. Well that stuck in my throat that did.
Well its the end of what has been a long day and my brain is not working to clear, and its also Friday. I do the cooking over the weekend. Soup. Roslyn is out practicing for the jazz festival held in Paihia second week of August. I'm getting a couple of days off work. One day at the festival and then back home and out riding.
Have a great weekend folks