Took Henny for a walk today and he was a naughty little boy. If he slacked too far behind me I would tug on his halter a couple times and he knows that to mean speed up. He decided to throw a fit when I did it and crow hopped a bit. I spun his butt around right quick and backed him a few feet before continuing on. After just a few feet I had to tug on him again and he again refused and as he just started thinking of popping up, I whooped his behind into a lunge circle and lunged him a few laps before continuing on. He was fine after that but I was a lot stricter with him than I usually am to keep his lesson in mind. It doesn't help that during all this my mom is screaming and gasping behind me, freaking out. I don't know what her deal is. If you freak out, they freak out.
Anyways, he did a lot better the rest of the time and got to stand tied for about twenty minutes when we got back to the barn. I need to start their tying lessons again to work on their patience. I used to tie them for the fifteen-twenty minutes it takes me to clean their paddock. Think I'm gonba start that up again a few days a week.
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