Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Does this mean...
She is starting to respect me?
Okay so a few days ago I went out to the farm and worked with Breeze, I told her I had had enough of her not not listening and that things were going to change, so I pretty much made her listen to EVERYTHING I told her to do... If I told her whoa, and she took a step forward, I would back her up firmly. I MADE her stand still, if she did not, she got corrected. By the end she was nicely walking circles when I lunged, and I could ground tie her and walk huge circles around her without her moved her feet.
Now... today I went out and she came up to the gate as usual, I put the halter on her. She is usually really hesitant when I move her hindquarters and with her forequarters, she will not move, and will push you back. Well.... today I moved her hindquarters, she moved them with just a tap on the butt with my finger, both ways, no hesitation. I moved her forequarters and she was practically spinning on her hind leg, both ways!!! NO hesitation.
Then came lunging... I pointed and she looked at me, and nicely walked in a circle around me with her ears forward, she was willing. We did this both ways. Usually when lunging I will have to point, cluck and spack her in the but with the rope to make her go and she will pin her ears and cut me off, and run circles bucking and kicking, she did not do this AT ALL!!!
After I did all of that, I was leading her around and I would stop, say whoa, and she would stop dead in her steps, and take a step forward or anything! I was walking huge circles around her, and she did not take a step.
I was so happy with her today!!!
SO, my question is.... Does it sound like, by what you read, that she is STARTING to respect me and take me as a leader? Or was she just having a good day?
P.S. I went out there while it was snowing, and a little windy. And on these days she usually will act worse.