Last week I decided to finally get off my butt and work with my filly, Lux. She's been sitting all winter because I don't have an indoor to work her in, and the rain and mud we've had all spring hasn't helped with conditions in my outdoor either. She's a very calm, easy going horse naturally, but given the fact this was her first time EVER going into the outdoor (we're at a new barn since I last worked with her) and I hadn't done any ground work with her since August, I expected her to be a bit of a nut.
Well, to even my suprise, she was great. A little lazy about going off on a circle, and she was distracted by the turkeys in the swamp next to the ring, but all in all she far exceeded my expectations. I had brought a tarp out to teach her to walk over it, and my friend Joel was folding it up when we decided to see what she thought of it. Luckily I had my phone on me and took a video. She'd never been near a tarp before that day, not that you'd know. I swear it's like she was born broke. (Also, in the video, yes she is wearing a rope halter. She's NEVER turned out in it, I use it for training and let her off the line for 5 minutes to eat grass while I put everything in the ring back where I found it.) This video was taken a week before she turned 2. Enjoy!
**To anyone who's sensitive to "mature language", I hadn't planned on posting this on HF and unintentionally swore in the video. If you're not okay with that, best to not watch it.