SStack.com is super fast. Ordered a new saddle for Gilbert this weekend, received it today. I love it. Unfortunately I can't try it out because it has been raining for 2 days.
Vegas and Gilbert has settled in great and seems to know their feeding schedule. They get fed Nutrena Smart choice at 6:30am before I go to work, and 5:30pm along with their supplements. Gilbert patiently waits for his food, but Vegas can be a little pushy with the SO.
When Vegas was at the trainers and she knew we were coming out for a lesson, she always had him waiting in a stall. Now I know why. He's a little hard to catch. He turns his but to you and walk away then turn and look at you. This weekend I got fed up and used some of the advice I had read on here with him. I said ok, You want just walk away, buddy, it's time for your azz to run. After about 5 minutes, I stopped and told him that the only place he could rest was near me, so "Come here". He probably didn't understand a word I said, but knows when I point at the ground in front of me, it means come here. He hesitated, so I pointed and said GO. I made him run for a few more minutes then stopped and stood in 1 spot just looking at him. This time he came to me licking and chewing. I haltered him then led him to the SO. He groomed him then lunged him for a few minutes. After that we took both horses for a walk.
I'm on here reading a lot absorbing all the information I can. Ya never know when you may have to try using some of it.
Last edited by dlady; 10-16-2013 at 07:35 PM.