Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Oh man, sorry I've just been super busy. I've been helping Angie train and she has 4 horses in training, so I'm usually at the barn til late. There's this Quarb that I'm totally in love with, he'd be a great hunter or lower-level dressage horse but his owner's just going to use him for trails. =/
Anyways, on to Lakota.
On Friday, he was so naughty at first. He was rearing up on the lunge, backing up, striking out, just not moving. So Angie worked him through that and by the time she was done lunging, there was 5 other horses in the arena. I was helpiung another lady with MS with her horse, I was walking next to her so I didn't see ehr ride him but she said they just walked and he did really good. We were both pleased about the way he turned things around.
Saturday, we free-jumped Lakota. He was loving it. We didn't even have to ask him to go through the jump, he just canter, jump over it, then come around and jump it again. I'll have to think about taking up jumping with him.
Sunday, he was pretty amazing. He's always been a horse where you try anything new with him and he gets upset and nervous. Yesterday, lakota was trotting pretty amazing, giving to the bit and collecting himself. He was more in a learning mood than a nervous non-thinking mood. There was a Saddlebred in the arena with him and at first Lakota just wanted to be by the other horse but then he decided he could go off on his own. I got on a rode him around at the walk, he felt a little tired but he was really good. He's also very rarely kicking out/bucking anymore.
Today, Angie might try to ride him over some small jumps depending on his mood. She's leaving for Montana on Thursday so she's working every horse everyday til Thursday and then giving them a break until when she comes back on Tuesday. I'll still be working Lakota and maybe the Quarb while she's gone.
To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing, and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse.