Hi all, the photo I posted of the horses in the swimming hole is my aim with Bugs. And of course a ride.
Yesterday I hung the gate and stretched some wire. Bugs was there the whole time. He took off when I towed the trailer behind the quad but got curious aftr a short time and come on up for a look. The fence was the most interesting his behaviour was more like a dog than a horse. As I was stretching out the wire and fixing onto the posts he was beside me the whole way. I would pull the wire through the rings making a lot of noise stopping every 4 yards for each post and there he was right beside me. I moved he moved, I stopped he stopped. The metre distance I insist he keep between us got a little close at times and I had to push him away as he was crouding me a little and getting in the way, but his nose was into what I was doing.
The trailer, he started mouthing the tools that were in it, thought he was going to pick up the tape measure and check out my work for a while there.
However while he had his head into things I started tapping on the steel side making considerabe noise, Bugs, well he continued doing what he was doing and his head was only feet from the hammer I was using.
I was impressed with his attitude he followed me around like a puppy. Plastic bags rattling got him moving, so today is going to be new experence for him I am taking the puppy for a walk along the beach. Ill trailer him the mile to the beach that will give him more practice with loading. The beach is also a road so there will be the odd car which will give him a little more experence, the surf crashing, the wind. The feel of sand. Ill walk him a mile or so, so he settles, get him into the water and see what happens. If all goes well and he continues to listen to me when we get home Ill saddle him up and go out on the neighbours farm. I also put zink ointment on his nose for sun burn which he promply tried to share with me, all over my shirt.