So I rode today. Sunny did good. The first ride was short. And we worked on Barrels.. Then, my gma calls.. asking if the grandkiddo's can come out and ride. So I decided to work Sunny a bit more before they got her. So we had a LONG ride.. Arena ride.
I have decided.. NO barrels. I want a sound horse.. so western pleasure? I wonder if that is possible.. I think they have a w/t western pleasure or equitation thing? Right? or wrong? Well Im going to just slow things down with Sunny and get him listening to me.. HE DID AMAZING
To get him to back up I put BOTH heels on him.. and he backs.. ( Not sure if this is the CORRECT way.) but it works for me.. so I am going to procede. I also, got him WALKING.. like. SLLLLOOOWW walking.. I freaking love it lol:).. AND slow trotting. Wow.. that has taken like two years..:)
Im working on slowing down his canter. One side is better than the other? Why? If a video is needed I can get one:)..
Anyways, to stop I kinda sit back. And press with my heels.. because that way he will STOP BACK.. all in one haha:).. I worked on all this.. W/T/C Stop back.. for like 3 hours..
I know long time.. but near the end everything was perfect so I got off.. pet him.. talked to him( even though I did our whole ride haha) and waited until the kiddos got here. They did their little riding. And then I put Sunny away after a good cool down.. I love my boy:)
Hoping that I can do western showmanship? I'm not sure what to call it.. but whatever class is just W/T NO CANTER yet.. anyways.. and stoping backing. Ect.,? Is there anything like this?
just had to share one picture of sunny:)