Love all the pics of the doggies!
Nicker, yay!! So glad your little meeting with J was productive!
yes, groundwork can be super effective. Gets their minds back where they need to be.
Rick..enjoy the cookout!
Celeste..so sorry aout your hectic morning.
Isabella is still in heat and is still out of her mind. She was even worse today. The morning barn help told me that she wouldn't eat this morning because she can't see the other mare's field from where her feed bucket is. This is just crazy. This other mare is two fields over and she spends the whole day walking the fence line calling out to this other mare. For the first time in over 6 months, I had to enter her field and halter to her to get her to come out. The water trough is by the gate and when I got her to the gate, she stopped and drank a lot of water, which tells me she is also not drinking because she is too busy standing at the fence line flirting with another mare..that she HATES!
I had to do the groundwork again today to get her mind focused back on me. Once I got her tacked up (took forever because I had to keep stopping and doing groundwork) and into the arena, we had another great ride. She had so much energy but it was controlled. Lots of trotting and lots of cantering( which I am trying to turn into a lope...I will turn this polo pony into a western horse if it is the last thing I do
). One of the trainers was there and she taught me how to cue lead changes...something I had never attempted before. Isabella knows her leads, I just never knew how to cue for them.
So, overall, it was a good ride. I just want my old horse back..not this hormonal hussy that is love with an elderly mustang. When I untacked her, she went running over to the mare and did her "heat thing" ( mares can be so nasty
). And she was nuzzling the mare and even did that mouthing thing that foals do.
Horses are so strange. But I guess that's why we love them!
Freestyle clinic tomorrow! Going to be interesting!