Today I still have not gone into the round pens, we are allowed to but it is very muddy. It was a little crazy at the barn, we had our stall catching tests along with many people lunging in the main arena. Leroy did good, around the end his attention span ran out so he started acting like a spaz. I need to work with him tonight on giving to pressure, he backs up alright its coming foward that is the problem. I lean on the end of my rope with a constant pressure after about 30 seconds he gives a step or two. But that's it, im going to ask Steve if I can't put a war bridle on him (lariat rope used as a halter) to get him giving to pressure more.
We have been working on setting feet and standing still. Today I finally got the thermometer in his butt! He gave me like look like
"YOUR SICK!". But he accepted it
I continued working on picking up his back feet with the rope, eventually I worked my way down the rope and grabbed the back of his leg, he did great! I took him to the wash rack just for kicks, I sprayed him off aswell, he stood there like a champ. He moved a few times and I dropped the hose, it landed on the handle at water sprayed all in my face. It was like a fountain, I was drenched
Tomorrow I plan on finally taking him out to the roundpens after work. I work this weekend (each person is required to work 3 weekends a semester) I start a 8am and don't end till 4:30pm, both days. My stall catching test went pretty well I thought, I was nervous and a little jumpy which in turn made him a little jumpy when I put the halter on. A horse got loose today, this girl put her wheelbarrow infront of the stall while she was cleaning (we are told not to). Well the horse plowed it over and sliced up its front right cannon bone pretty good. There was blood everywhere, she got an ear full from the barn managers. Next week we introduce saddles
that will be interesting.