Originally Posted by Kirsti Arndt
Sonny gets bored easily so I changed the order of things, what do you pros think? I always groom first naturally- I am in burr hell-but yesterday I rode for an hour then did some halter work-he was not happy-had his ears pinned the whole time. I had it in my mind that he was bored= and mad or not he needs to do what I ask when I ask Correct?
We are stuck in the inside arena for the duration of winter.
My horse (also named Sonny hehe) gets really bored also. I find that no matter what I do his mind wanders and after a while he starts to fight because he wants to be done.
While riding, I set up lots of cones and other obsicales, I make different patterns and try to draw stuff in the sand (it's quiet fun lol).
For grooming, I make it as "interesting" as I can...I'll hide random treats in the stall for him to find (normally he finds like 1 out of the 5 lol)
Easiest thing is to mix things up as soon as possible, and make things interesting. Lots of transitions turns, and so on