No ride yesterday I was a little late and the ladies could not wait. The weather today is turning to rubbish so its home I stay. Never mind kate bucked Roslyn off yesterday and now she is the walking wounded. Roslyn is getting a little tired of kates yipee moments which is a shame as kate is a very responsive horse. She never stops talking, or welcoming one when we go into her paddock or she spots us. One very vocal horse.
I have been reading up lately on how the little things we do wrong with the our horses can lead to wrecks. Its amazing how we get a little lax and let the horse get away with something, but it comes back to bite us on the rear later.
Take Stella and her loading problems. I suffered a heart attack 23 Dec 2011 and after that was very carefull not to allow myself to get stressed.
One of the things I did was when Stella bulked at getting on the trailer, and because I did not want the stress, allowed her to get away with it. Finally it came home to roost and she refused to load hence the new training. Makes one ponder on all of the little things we allow the horse to get away with that will eventually effect the ride and maybe our safety.
I, inadvertantly, in my attempt to not allow stress effect me, taught Stella to was O/K to refuse and that now and again she would win, which, resulted with a full blown refusual.
Well I have survived the 21 December end of life as we know it, and a year with no further adverse medical issues, intend to celerbrate my survival with a get together of friends, some country music, horses like country music. I often sing to my horse Stella, I have a great voice, its the rough passage out that spoils it, really spoils it. A few drinks, fine food and the new years resolution will be. Don't let the mares in my life get away with anything. For its the small things that cause us the problems.
Now all, keep this thread going it really is worth it and it would be a shame if it drifted off into cyber space. By the way singing to the horse an't as stupid as it seems, its hard to have a angry attitude and look, when singing.