Well I had my first lesson with the new BO on Sunday and my-oh-my what wonders did just that one lesson do!
We went over the Parelli games, and then went onto "in saddle" work.
We worked on neck-reining which that is what I said I've been having problems with Sonny on. So we rode around in the roundpen (because the arena was too wet). Sonny got a hang of it fairly quickly and we had fun.
Even with just that one lesson, Sonny has learned to respect me a little bit more...there is still much room for improvement, but at least he's not as bad as he was.
We are still working on the in-stall behaviour...he still likes to be pushy in there, but I'm working on it.
The BO loaned me 5 discs on Parelli. And she said she'd loan me the other 5 also once I finish these. But it seems to be going well. So far there is nothing that I downright disagree with...most of it is kinda common sense.
I can tell that I was taught things wrong for my previous lessons and it will definitely take a while to get that out of my system. The "right" way (not sure if it's the right way...but the "new" way) seems to work better for Sonny, so I'm keeping it just the same hehe
I'll see if my mom can get a video of me and Sonny tomorrow maybe!!