I have a video on chance and what we did this weekend and its 30 mins long so it wont upload on my computer! Arg! Ill try and upload it on my other computer later if I can. But ill tell you pretty much what we did as clear as I can. Well when I got there I went out in the feild and omg it was muddy! I sank about a foot down. Lol so I put the halter on chance and start leading her and she's like no I don't want to move and im like ya ok, I know you know how to lead, I pulled and leaned back, and just stayed there till it became uncomfortable for her and she's like ok ill walk. She took about 4 steps and froze again! We went threw this about 5 times. Finally she got sick of this and she's like err okay ill walk with you. We made it to the gate! Lol. With little problems I was pretty proud of her. We got in the barn I groomed her loved her and things. After we went into the round pen and let her get use to the mud then I started to free lunge her she did a pretty good job, except for a few refusals on direction changed and since it was sooo muddy it was really hard for me to keep up with her, so she got away with walking a little when I wanted her to trot or canter. But there was really no way she would join up with me she would fake it by following me lowering her head everything then when I asked her to move she would walk away! She's deffinatly dominate and she's having a few issues accepting me as head mare. Ill work with this more when it has better footing cause this was impossible to move in it. Then we started doing a few parelli games and she was good at the circle game...when you pass the lead rope to the other hand when there going around you. She got the hang of that pretty fast at the walk, we didnt go any faster since it was our first time doing this. Then We did the yo-yo game lol she didnt understand this at all! She thought I wanted her to go in a circle around me. She got it once but then tried the circle game. We tried this many times but she was getting a little frusterated. So we went onto the porcipine game. On the lead she does good Engageing her hind end. We pretty much went in a full circle, same on the other side, but it needs some work. Then the front end she did good with this a little confused, but she did pretty good on one side, but the other we were a complete mess! She would lean against me raise her head up threaten to rear. So after a few tries I stopped. Then we did the friendly game she was definitely. Nervous threw most of this. She kept thinking I was asking her to move out, so I would just stand there and she would look at me like wait... why arent to asking me to keep going?? So she would look at me and I would look away and she would come in next to me.. so we tried again. Which went better. After that we tried join up once more. With more speed [ I almost fell in the mud xD ] and more change of directions with few refusals but again she faked to submit to me so we need to think of a different method for her to look at me as head leader cause she wont give up her dominence. Any ideas? We ended on a good note :) we went for a walk [in hand] around the drive way and spent time together cooling down then I groomed her once more, put her in her stall, gave her a few flakes of hay, and a pepperment. It was a good day! Today we just mostly spent time grooming and petting no work at all. Just me and her hanging out in the stall and a ton of love :) OO I almost forgot! She's picking up her feet for me!! She will try and put them down but I let her cause she gets nervous then we try again. Something else to work on but I cleaned her feet
I'm glad things are going better with her. But I would get her used to the friendly and porcupine game BEFORE you move onto the yo-yo and circle game. She'll do it much better when she learns to yield to pressure.
Keep up the good work and keep us updated.
Thanks for using punctuation and capital letters at the beginning of new sentences :)
Lol ya I tried to make it a little easier for people to read. I will definitely. Do those 2 games before any others, maybe it will make it easier for her to understand. :) I'm hoping to get those DVDs tomorrow.
It is EXTREMELY important that you do the Games IN ORDER when the horse is learning. The first 3 Games are your Principle games while the rest are your Purpose games. If the first 3 are not solid then the rest will not be good because everything build upon those fist 3 games. If she is not confident with the Friendly Game DO NOT move on! That's very important.