09-20-2011, 03:22 PM
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Phoenix had a fantastic lesson today with the trainer who's helping us get ready for the trails with some prep lessons.
There were a few hairy moments, when the trainer put a western saddle on my poor horse and asked him to canter Phoenix had a massive bucking fit which was pretty fun to watch.
He also surprised the trainer with how quickly he picked up some things. He was leg yielding and doing a semi okay should in after only an hour. I was pretty impressed. So now i'm going to spend the next few weeks practicing the new techniques I learnt to deal with any situation that might come up on trail and then were hitting the trails. The trainer is going to come back out and bring one of his horses and take me over to the trail to gain some confidence. He also wants to see Phoenix's jigging and rushing the horse in front fro himself so he can help me deal with them and make my horse into a calm and sensible member of the trail riding community.
I am very proud of my boy today :)