September 6 2009- Did nothing with Dozer or anyone else =/
September 7 2009- Rode Dozer with bareback pad and bridle. He did ok until I got the crop then after that he did everything I asked. We walked/trotted on the rail and we were bending barrels at a trot as well. After a bit of that we canter like twice around our arena then I let him be done. I got on Radar today and sat on him asking for forward motion for like ten minutes and then he took one step and stopped. Right when he moved his foot I took all the pressure off, gave him a treat, then got off of him. I think today went fairly well...
September 8 2009- Did the same as yesterday... He wasnt as good though.
September 9 2009- Well todays plan was to get Radar in the trailer on his way home. What happened you may ask? Well I will tell you. We spent two whole hours doing everything under the sun and he didnt budge! We tried lunging him really close then we tried beating him and all I have to say is he has a very high pain tolerance. No we are not abusive, we had our trainer out and everything. It was so annoying and my grandpa, trainer, and her husband all looked about ready to pass out, so after two hours, I guess my grandpas totally untrained burro will just have to stay here longer...
Life lesson here- NEVER own or let an untrained burro evacuate to your house!
This is from Saturday. He was excited and scared of the big colorful umbrella. Please don't critique me! I was not prepared and was sick so I was out of it.
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September 10 2009- Worked with Dozer, he did great weaving through the barrels and staying on the rail at a walk and trot. He decided to be kinda crazy(well at least for him!) and whenever we would go by the side of the arena with Barts stall or by Radar he would turn and face them. At one point he didn't stop fast enough and ran himself into the railing. Surprisingly my brain knew what was happening and I jumped off! I landed on my feet and slowed him to a stop. We were both in shock so I patted him and waited till he calmed down then got up and finished with the breaking of his stopping whenever he wants habbit.