- Horse Talk
|BarrelracingArabian ||02-11-2012 09:38 PM |
Proud girl right here :]
Soo my boy is known for being very hot and quite the jerk but I have found that he loooves kids. So today, I haven't ridden him since last thursday, I had a lesson to do but all the 'lesson' horses were being used for a camp sooo I lunged my boy a little (not to tire him out I do it to get him focused and just as a routine thing) and saddle up and hopped on him. About 10 minutes after I got on him my lesson girl shows up so I grabbed a helmet and popped her up on him.
Well low and behold he was an angel with the little girl pulling on him a couple times on accident (the first horse she rode was very hard mouthed and lazy, complete opposite of my boy) and the wind he surprised me again :]. I stayed by his head the whole time just in case he got goofy but he was completely fine never threw his head and did everything she asked. Next time if I have to use him I will probably use a snaffle or his jr cow horse instead but I'm insanely proud with how he was.
This horse has come so far since the day I started working with him and I am so proud of him and how much we have accomplished. When I met him I never would have thought to put a snaffle on him due to his habit of running away with people and now I can generally canter a barrel pattern on him :]
|kait18 ||02-11-2012 10:03 PM |
congrats i can just imagine the smile on your face :)
|CinderEve ||02-11-2012 10:11 PM |
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|BarrelracingArabian ||02-11-2012 10:23 PM |
Oh I was definitely smiling. I have learned that I really need to just trust him because as much as he acts up he has done so much to prove himself and I've learned so much with working him.
|SorrelHorse ||02-11-2012 10:45 PM |
What a good boy. It's amazing how they can change when they know they have precious cargo.
|BarrelracingArabian ||02-11-2012 10:47 PM |
Oh definitely he can be a crazy wack-o (was bein a bit goofy for me) but she was backing him up and turning him on his haunches and 'spinning' him around me haha.
|Country Woman ||02-11-2012 11:31 PM |
horses usually sense when children are on them
|caseymyhorserocks ||02-12-2012 12:34 AM |
Oh thats just to cool!
|BarrelracingArabian ||02-12-2012 12:50 AM |
Yes! I have put a child up on him before actually but that was only for a 10 minute quickie leadline and she just held on. This little girl was on him for half an hour and steering and stoping him all by herself.. well I was by his head but it was pretty much her haha
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