Sunday, took Ben down to trainers own yard, her outdoor arena is fit to use at last. First day in a new place, the wind, which had been a light breeze at our place, was ripping through the trees down there, and I was wondering what sort of ride I would get, answer? FREAKING AWESOME.
He was looky, but not spooky, tried hard, but crap is he lazy, I see a set of spurs in his future.
Cassie nags at me the whole time, I really wonder how Mr G and I would of done under her direction, I am working harder than I have done for years, and when I get it right the difference in Ben is awesome. My homework until next time:
Lots of time in the round pen working on getting him to move off of the lightest leg pressure, knot reins on his neck and let him carry himself how he likes and where he likes, as long as he moves forward from a squeeze.
Then more round pen work, under saddle, just riding the bend, getting the feeling of impulsion from outside leg, and bend from inside.
I love my horse, he was an arse twice, broke a rope in fighting being tied next to the trailer, and did one of his old pull back tricks when being led back to the trailer. Caught him easily from his escape, and he didn't get off from me on his pull back, found himself being spun in every direction, he didn't like that. He loaded like a dream an the way out, and back, and even better, was quiet and calm in the trailer when we were broke down on the side of the road for two hours!
I also love my new breeches.......