Ropework

Horse Work: AM heat therapy, walk. PM nothing. Sufficient daylight but activities of daily living left me with insufficient patience to deal with him a second time today.
Evaluation: Relaxed but still seeking reassurance.
Rider Work: mare walk, bike.

We are experimenting with using a neck rope instead of a halter. I keep the rope untied so that if he runs away, the rope just slides off. So far, moderate success, although not a long-term solution for riding. I have ridden, even jumped, a la Foxfield. But that horse was the psychological opposite of Rodney: phlegmatically unexcitable even when you wanted him to be.

Anyone out there have advice for neck rope groundwork?

Categories: Barn Life, Groundwork, Horses

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