Intro: This time I went with live audio and my good friend and chronicler (whom I will give due credit if he so desires) was able to come along and film it. His camera work is always superior. The audio was recorded live on a separate device and is only slightly off as the raw footage didn't transfer perfectly to my laptop. If anyone knows of a rock-solid, easy no-frills video editor for Windows (even if it's not free), let me know. I'm in the market for one. XD
I'm finding out that talking to a camera is an entirely separate skill that takes awhile to get the hang of.
Without further adieu, here is myself and Ginger working on 'curing' her herd-boundness.
Some thoughts on curing herd-boundness:
1. When the horse gets busy, I get busier.
2. When she gets quiet, I get quieter.
3. Allowing her to express her natural curiosity helps her to gain confidence and learn responsibility for me (the rider). However, I don't want her to shut me out and run blindly back to the other horses either. So there is a line.
4. If she won't stand, it's all good. I can channel that excess energy and use it to improve on our maneuvers (start, stop, turn around, etc).
5. If she will stand, it's all good. My idea has become her idea.