Decided since Lillie was only able to do light work because of her cut on the coronet band area (which is healing nicely, tyvm), I decided to teach her to give to the left a bit under saddle and do circles. I threw on my light weight saddle (which she takes like a champ!) and did some circles to the left with just her halter and lead rope (no bridle yet). Then I decided to take her out on her first "trail ride" around the farm. So I drove her around the farm, through the pasture and down the drive way. She did WONDERFUL! I could almost close my eyes and picture myself riding her. I was so amazed at how well she has taken to everything.
This past Sunday I saw the paint filly that was her buddy when I bought Lillie. It's amazing what a few months work does. Lillie is calm and quiet and loves to be around people. Her buddy, you could tell hasn't been handled like Lillie has.
Also I picked out my new filly this Sunday. A lovely little palomino quarter horse filly. We'll be calling her Flirt, I think. (did I mention, I just LOVE quarter horses??!!!) And if we're lucky, we may bring home a second little girl a cremello paint filly whom we would name Ambrosia. Both are 5 months old and will be weaned in/around Oct/Nov time frame. I'm so excited!! Two months will seem like forever!! I hate having to wait until near winter to get them. <sigh>
Wednesday, my friend will be bringing over two of his horses for me to put 30 days on. This will be my first "official" horse training job. I'm very excited and hope I do well for him.