Originally Posted by Critter sitter
hey everyone... Sorry I have been so quiet...
The MIL is failing health even more, so we have been spending as much time with her as possible.
Horses are doing Great..
Still working on Grace and Trailer training. That is kinda the biggest thing we have.
Cody has decided that the big blue ball in the arena is a huge horse eating monster. So I have been spending time showing him it will not eat him.. he is so funny. He keeps trying to hide behind me.
Welcome to all the newbees here .. I love all the pictures!!!
I will have to get new pictures up soon
Trailer training and potty training is all the same, you got to show them whos the boss and that they can do it for themselves.
Back to Stella and her trailer training. I mentioned earlier I gave up and got a young Parelli trainer to come around. Now this is after months of fighting Stella and within an hour Stella was loading and unloading with ease and not being lead on, but getting on by her self. Unloading, Stella used to come out of the trailer like a cannon ball, now calm.
Bugs had only been in the trailer a couple of times so on sunday when ready to come home I changed the way he was loaded from being lead on to being pressured from behind. What a difference no issue with loading.
I am a convert. I said convert not convict, to the Parelli method and intend learning more. The young lady I mentioned was Knee high to a grass hopper and Stella was 10 feet tall and would not mover her shoulders, she would swing her ample butt out of the way but not her shoulders. She explained what Stella was playing at, stood her ground untill Stella gave in and moved her shoulders away from pressure then it was all over she reduced Stella's standing in the herd to second place.
Me, Im still at the bottom of the pecking order with bugs. So the pecking order is Wife, (Kate, wifes horse) (James, Erne, the cats) and fighting for the next position is myself, Bugs, Stella.
On a serious note I intend to take a few lessons from this young trainer I am sure it will help me.
Now a question for all What do you do to get the confidence back, mine seems to have gone on holiday and there is only so much rum I can drink before I can't even see the horse, let alone ballance on its back, but the landings don't hurt. I feel my confidence was higher after I had the heart attack last December than it is now. Got me scratching my head.