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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Its been 100-105 and HUMID here, with severe thunder storms >.>
since I don't ride Sour in the first place, we're really good at killing time without working up a sweat. I'm usually out there in the early morning or late evening, and we've been spending a lot of time learning to pivot, refining her 'back up' on command, a lot of 'sending' over obstacles, setting up small obstacle courses of poles to walk over at different lengths, bridges, streamers to go under, etc- learning to walk through the mud without hesitating (her biggest vice as of right now xD), going for trail walks, ground tying, yielding to pressure, etc. Its really helping us bond. And we've also been spending PLENTY of time with our best friend, the hose ;) we BOTH get a bath after we're done 'working!'
For the bigger guys, I've been doing a lot of stuff with our yearling, Peppin- who's still not doing too well and is still getting over some fear issues by working on leading quietly with the lead line 'floating' between us, bathing, grooming, and just spending a lot of time hand grazing and scratching of the itchies. With his dam, Bess- who is finally okayed by the vet to do more strenuous activities....right when its too hot to do them- we've been doing a lot of respect exercises, trail walking, tacking up and just 'hanging out', mouthing the bit, and things like that. Its a great time to take things slow and really make sure they're 100% ready for the fall work outs!
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