It's only been a few days, and Lakota is doing marvelously by himself. I've been refreshing him on all of his ground work, and he remembers everything I taught him almost a year ago.He also doesn't even acknowledge Newt throwing his temper tantrums in the other pasture while I am working with him. He stays focused on me and his job, which absolutely tickles me to death, because I can not stand a buddy sour horse. My older brother is absolutely dying for me to get Lakota broke to ride.
Which makes me very happy,also, because my brother has never showed any interest in riding. But today he just came into the barn,sat on a bucket and watched me work with Lakota. He asked a lot of questions, wanting to know how everything works and why I was doing a lot of the stuff I did (like disengaging the hindquarters). Of course, I explained it all to him, and I even let him mess with my horse a little bit. He put a lot of weight on Lakota's back, and he didn't even budge.
I'm just so proud of my horse and my brother!
Tomorrow I think that I will bring the round pen back to the yard and let my brother ride Newt. :) I wish I would have gotten pictures of him and Lakota working together, but he hates having his picture taken. Lol :P