Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Well I got another session with Sissy in over the weekend. At first she thought she didn't want to be caught, it only took me sending her off once for her to change her mind.
For this lesson we moved into the round pen and worked on line. Boy what an attitude change! She was still by no means an angel, but she didn't charge me, lol! I've got her changing directions consistantly turning to the inside at a walk and trot. Nice transitions through all gaits, and transitions up on hand signals alone. Woah still needs some work, as does her off line back-up (on line I can easily get 5-6 steps now.
I didn't ride her yet, she still needs some more condition before I ask her to start work with a rider. But I think she's coming along well. She seems to have a good mind, isn't reactive but moves out well when asked. I'm starting to think she'll be a good little pony after all. Hopefully she'll make a fun lead line pony for the kids in another year or two, her jog is sure showing a lot of potential.
Also, after the lunge session we decided to see how show she would react to the clippers. She didn't like them initially but after about oh... 30 seconds she got over it and I clipped her bridle path and muzzle. I didn't clip her ears though, per my aunts request- we are coming into winter.