yup I always usually lunge her before riding but that day I didnt
Chance is now 6 yrs old.
but I rode chance today I decided to lunge her and give her more of a fair chance to suceed in what I was going to ask of her. Aftter about a 15 minute lungeing sesson she was all set not even hot.
I finally found a western saddle that fit her correctly. Warmed up the bit. and I did some targeting got her neck flexed noth lateral and verticly. I did some leg lifts to strech out her legs a little before doing work. Gave her a treat and hopped on.
We learned how to stand STILL when mounting.
I had the lead rope connected to the rope halter just in case i needed a second aid to get her to stop lol It fell once and she stopped dead and I couldnt figure out what and I asked her to move and she just backed up then I realized and said sorry to her.
Then after about 3 minutes of walking I asked for a nice trot. She did good
We worked a lot on transistions from trot to walk ect. Worked on 20 meter circles both directions. Then I was getting a treat out and she knew it so she started spinning in circles trying to find me and the treat xD!! lmao it was soo funny. We walked to the other end of the arena and worked on turning on the forehand.
Then ........ a horse sneezed....... Chance:
I was like oh crap lmao She tried to bolt but I pulled back real quick but she just did a slid then tried again then I remember ONE REIN stop!!!
I did it!!!
I turned her in a few tight circles then stopped her and pet her and told her it was okay and She turned her head so I could scratch her star then I gave her a treat. I asked her to walk around the ring once more and I hopped off.
Good Day of riding. Afterwards I went over her with a soft brush then We went for a 10 minute walk around the property she got soo close to me
it was cute then I stopped to let her graze for about 5 minutes. I pulled her away and we started walking and I looked and her ears were back and she was litterally STOMPING her front feet! I was messing with her liek awww your madddd throw a temper tantrum chance :P I was mess with her ears as well lol she wouldnt look at me :P then once we got in the barn again to put her blanket on she was over it lmao
It was funny though. Then she got turned out