Danni is doing so good. I've had her on the backburner, and really concentrated on Missy, but today we worked on hip control, and tying solidly. So, we've been moving at something of a snail's pace, but she lunges, picks all four feet up, ponies, has had a saddle on a few times, leads solidly, and is standing still when tied, plus moving her hips right around when I ask. I really need to get some pictures and videos up. She's going to be a fun little horse, and my boss says I can take as long as I want with her! Boss really likes her, I have a feeling she won't be leaving, but we'll see. She still has her wolf teeth, so we need to get that taken care of before I start working her in a bit. Once that's settled, we'll be riding!
Missy has been doing well. Put another ride on her yesterday, and planning on doing a longer ride tonight. She is really moving off of my leg nicely, but doesn't like it much when I tell her which direction to go, lol. She does what I ask, but is a bit bracey with the bit. I'm hoping that as we go, with a nice loose rein and working with my seat and legs first, that she'll realize a little guidance from the bit is no big deal.
Nalini has been resting far too much, especially we have ranch camp next week. Eeeek! A full week of 8 hours of riding a day, plus COWS. I am so excited. I better ride my horse tonight. I'm bringing Zena too, but she is well trained and has done it all before. Nalini is good, and usually pretty lazy, but we haven't done any arena work, and when she gets a little bit spunky, she'll pop up a half a foot or so, then throw her head down, and then pretend she's perfect for the rest of the ride. I don't THINK she'll do anything really bad, but thus camp should be good 'boot camp' for her, and then I need to start really putting her to work. Since I got her in March, I really only ride her once or twice a week for a long trail ride, and that's pretty much it. You know how the saying goes... shoemaker's kids are barefoot, and the trainers horse sits in the paddock stuffing her face all day...
"But I can tell you this: When you get to square ten, all of square one will be in it." RayHunt