Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Long Time No See...
Okay, for those of you who read my other post 'Trust and Respect' you will know that Breeze and I have not been the way we would like.
I haven't been to the farm in 7 days because of the cold, but I am going out there today. She is usually the same way if I don't go out there for a while. But this is the first time that I have not been out their for so many days in a row. I have missed 4 days max before, but now I missed 7 days.
My question is, what are some good ideas to do with Breeze today?
I was thinking, leading. I really want to get her to stay out of my space, and lead properly, as when we are not in pens, she is a little pushy. We have been getting better, and she isn't nearly as pushy as she was before, but is there any way to speed up the process?
I was also thinking tying. She ties really well, but when I leave her tied for more then 10 mins, with me still in view, she will start pawing. That is all she does though, is paw. It is the same if I am holding her in one place for too long. If we are just standing there, doing nothing, she will start pawing the air. I will give her a smack on the shoulder, and tell her no, but she will do it after like another 5 mins.
I do't want to be doing any lunging, or stuff where she is going fast then a walk, because of the ice. It is slippery out (a few days ago, I don't know about now) and she can trot and not slip, but if she turns in the wrong place while trotting, she will slip.
Any other ideas on what to do?