Alright so I figured it would be a good idea to track outlaws training for gymkhana. I can't remember his age at the moment but he is an endurance/ex racing arabian gelding whom I have taken on as my new gymkhana project. He has tons of speed.. that's his problem ...he doens't quite know how to shut it off sometimes soo we are working alot on that and building muscle more then gymkhana patterns. I have also been getting him working more off my leg then with my hands.. he's doing great! So I guess I wil start with todays events and go from there
Went out at around 6:30 and fed him waited a bit and saddled him up (english) at about 6:50-7:00. This is his first time that I know of in an english saddle so I jsut lunged him to get him used to it and put some ground poles down.. sent him over them a few times each way till he started to relax and drop his head.. that was about 45mins. Then I tacked up western for some in saddle work. Did more ground poles..raised and on ground lots of transitions and circles and even took him threw the poles pattern a couple times (used all leg no rein it was amazing) he did awsome he was picking up his leads awsomely and working great off just my leg.
Then at about 9:30 I brought him out and gave him a nice bath. :] I am very proud of him so far he is doing great
Here are some pics so we can track his progress..right now he's round with little muscle and a high head most the time