Oh and on a side story:
The owner was by the barn when I got there today with one of his friends who helps train the horses. The horse pasture wraps around the barn, the front being narrower where we take the horses out by the hitching post to saddle them, brush them, whatever. It wraps around behind the barn to the large area where the herds usually stay, unless the come up to say hi.
The owners talking and says, "Yeah we were gonna work with Spirit and Blue today but Blues (hes the leader and they all follow him) still pretty skittish around me and they ran to the other side of the field."
The fields a big slushy, snowy mess right now with the crappy weather weve had, so its a pain to walk across since your boots get stuck lol.
So I was like, "Really? Thats odd of them."
I walk down around the barn to the big pasture and see Blues herd. Theres only four of them in that group, but it's easier to just call it a herd. I walk a little ways in. "Blue, come here! Nevada, Spirit, Ruby! Lets go."
So I come walking back up around the barn with them all following me like little duckys
I grab Blues halter and walk him right up the the fence.
The guy goes, "Wait, I thought they said you were new?"
Lol I was so proud of my mini herd. They came in right when I started, so I think its just been easiest for us to bond since were all learning and figuring things out together. I might be a bad rider, but I felt like a horse whisperer in training at that moment. Lol to most people this would seem like a no big deal every day thing, but for me this was a horsey mile stone