What a ride
Stella went out for another attempt with other horses yesterday. (great wheather) I thought i'd throw that I for those suffering from storms and snow.
The last time out she was most upset and was walked home. I spent the week getteing her used to the horse trailer again she was refusing to get in. I started to feed her in the float. That is an action I do not agree with, but had to try something new. She was getting in eating and backing out, no problem.
Come the time to go on the trek, Stella refused to be lead into the trailer after scratching my hair which is not easy to do considering there is not much left I resorted to the spoilt child adjustment method. I cut a two foot length of plastic water pipe. My wife tried to lead Stella onto the trailer and when she refused, I tickled her butt with it. Still refused, Roslyn kept the pressure on her halter and I tickled a little harder. In goes Stella no issue. I then took over the leading in and out a few times then sent her in on her own No issues Stella had stopped playing games, and is now loading with no problems.
I give the credit to my mother She used the same method on me when I acted like a spoilt child, the difference was she used a wooden spoon
The ride. First decent ride Stella has been on for 6 months. Only three other horses and we rode for 6 hours on hilly country. She never played up at any time, did not do her normal I'm frightened!! And scoot off to the side in an attempt to dismount me, and escape from the imagined horse eater. ( In NZ no predators, so she thought she was goinging to be eaten by a monster bird, rabbit, or was it a mouse.)
She is a very tired horse and the rider hit the hay for 9 hours as well, so, today she gets a walk I will be beside her also getting then kinks out.
Well done horse.