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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Backing Up

Went riding again yesterday, it was kinda cold and windy and we had a bit of snow, I wasn't gonna go but Neil said I should so I went.  It was nice over there, weird to be less snow they always get snow over there.  I grabbed Easy he was cheerful as always and tacked up and went to ride in the outdoor arena.  It was a bit windy so the pasture horses were hanging around the other side of the fence and we went around a few times then he spooked at something.  I stopped and went to see what it was and there was a horse laying down!  Oh my how weird.  He really didn't want to get close to it it was really odd.  Then she lifted her head and he was fine with it. I dunno, hes a goof I guess.

Well turns out he was already rode that morning cause they didn't think I was coming and so we didn't warm up that much just worked on the flag.  I have trouble going straight to the left and I cant tell.  So because we are not going straight he doesn't stop as hard.  Ugh and I don't use my feet.  Feels like I am using my feet but apparently not.  I said that and he says when he tells me to quit moving my feet then that's enough.  OK so we did two short flag works and the second had a few really nice stops but  still not great.  So I go back Wednesday and we are working cows.

We are not showing this weekend cause his boy is playing hockey in provincials and he wants to go.  And maybe to the odd and unusual sale.  I told him I wanted and Angora goat and he said I should, Neil thinks not though :(  I am actually kinda glad we aren't going cause its Easter and Neil's curling and now I can just practice.  Afterwards in the barn he was getting pretty pushy for treats and so I made him back up with the lead rope and he was so good he did it twice pretty easy.  Pretty impressive for such a food driven horse to back away from the food.  Of course he got a treat for that.  I been making him stretch and stuff before he gets them, and never when hes pushy.  Smart boy he knows.  The video is poor cause I was watching him not the screen.

4 comments:

lisa said...

I unfortunately, don't ride much in the winter. I am one of those people that you call a woos when it comes to the cold and being out in it. The video wasn't too bad.

Linda said...

We can finally start riding here...I wish we had an arena closer but then I'd have to get into cutting or reining as I get way too bored loping circles.

Shirley said...

You are doing better than me. I've been procrastinating riding. For some reason I'm just not inspired to ride right now, but I'd better get off my butt and start so Clancy will be in shape for all the things I have planned this year.

fernvalley01 said...

You are doing great, I seem to stall until at least april each year, sometimes longer!