You are right, that pen is WAY too small. While I like the way he used the big timbers to steady the panels, it limited expanding it!
I agree, its a bit too small. Its only 20ft or so. The old barn one was too big at 60ft. 30ft would be perfect IMO. A 16 or 17hh horse would be crammed in that 20ft pen.
When you thought she kicked out she was playing because she felt good.
How can you tell that she didnt kick out at me? I watched it a few times and felt she was aiming for me.
What do you mean she felt good? I know that horses do like to get their kicks out from time to time and if they do it while (even) you lunging them on a line, theres nothing to correct them over, let it be. But she turned her HQ inwards torwards me.
So if she didnt kick out at me, but just for fun...then I did the right thing by not correcting her right after (which would have been the whip on her butt and hard!). And this is why I didnt nip her in the bud and right away (which I could have if i wanted) cause when she did it, I wasnt 100% sure on whether or not that was towards me or just for fun. Cause if it was just for fun, it would be a very VERY bad thing for me to do to whip her for it. That would send her the wrong message and confuse her. "Im getting hit because im playing and having fun!...huh? Why did he hit me?"
Otherwise, good job!
Thanks, that means a lot to me. So you think I didnt do too bad afterall? Do you think she was scared or upset with me at anytime moving her feet?
Do you think she joined up with me find afterwards even though she delayed for a bit? I blame it on me, cause I only took 2 steps towards the gate and IMO it wasnt enough of a que to her (and hence why she kept going for a second longer).