BarrelRacer~ Round little butt? He has a round BIG butt! lol And I'm glad that that horse worked out for you. The wrong horse for some is just the right one for someone else.
Faiza~ Hmm. That's weird. Well, I'd be glad to add some pictures for you! I'll have to do it tomorrow though, because right now I'm on the laptop and it doesn't have any pictures on it for me to upload here.
Well, I went to the barn three times this week so I got to work with him a bit. When I make him work harder than he wants to, or if he wants to go to the barn with his horsey pals, he doesn't care where I am. He'll try to barge right past me or even into me. He's learning to care though...
The other day I lunged him a little on a line. After a couple rounds he always tried to stop or come in to me. He did get better as time went on, but it still wasn't that great. I had to get the dressage whip out so I could keep him far enough away from me. I haven't used that thing in forever! Nowadays my TWH goes wherever I tell her however fast I want with just my hand. Anyway, back to what I was saying. I wish I had a string or something to put on the end of the whip, to make it a longer extension of my arm. It would be easier. Maybe twine would work??
I can't wait for the roundpen to be dry! I much prefer lungeing at liberty than on a line.
On another note, he would be great at painting! He likes to hold things in his mouth and bob his head up and down. My instructor gave him a sniff of an empty grain measurer scoop, and he grabbed it between his teeth and bobbed his head up and down with it before finally throwing it down. It looked like he was trying to paint something! He did it over and over and over. I think he enjoyed that as much as we did-- a break from all the "teaching". My TWH won't hold anything in her mouth like that. LOL
I've been working with his feet a bit. He usually gives them up all right, but then he wants to put them back down after 5-10 seconds. Today I just worked on getting him to willingly pick his feet up for me and LEAVE IT THERE until I put it down. It was a definite improvement! I need to do that with his back ones as well, next time. We had to leave before I got to them today.
Every visit I keep forgetting to see exactly how tall he is. I'm guessing around 15.1hh, but I'd still like to know for sure.
**I must not forget to thank the difficult horses, who made my life miserable, but who were better teachers than the well-behaved school horses who raised no problems.**