WOOHOO!!! That about describes our day today. I attribute this to Kwinn’s feeling better. While he’s filled out and is generally looking better, you can see in his eyes that he’s feeling better. We had a good time riding today. Kwinn behaved well even when the mares in the field started galloping across the field. I rode and then had someone else ride him to show me a few new techniques with him (oh she loved him). With the exception of one little half rear, he did so well and picked up quickly when he figured out what was wanted. My guy just loves to please. It was great to see him under saddle with someone else riding him. He’s amazingly beautiful under saddle. I tried taking a few pictures but the settings must have been off as they are all just so blurry.
With the ground work, I’ve read everything I can put my hands on about natural horsemanship. My boy is a quick learner. In most cases, he caught on by the 2nd time and you could notice a definite improvement in his attitude. Not that he has a bad attitude, but he does test the limits. These tips have really helped us have a much better time on the ground. I’ve ordered him a rope halter and expect more good things now that he’s feeling good. Poor guy. When you think about how badly he must have been feeling, yet still trying to please you can really appreciate what a great temperament he has.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Ronni and Kwinn