Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Gold Stars All Around

Milton
Trailered over to Stepping Stone Farm. Longed in covered arena. Came home. Easy-peasy.

Rodney
Has grasped the concept of couch. For those of you who don’t ride, couch is a complex maneuver wherein the rider and groundcrew converse while the horse impersonates a piece of living room furniture. For those of you who do ride, you know how quickly most horses pick up this idea. Rodney, not so much. I ask. He halts quietly for a few moments, then rolls forward like a car in neutral. Ask. Halt. Pause. Roll. Ask … Not fretting, but not sticking the landing either.

This weekend I could sense the little LED light go on: ‘They talk. I stand.’ Aha moment.

Comments on: "Gold Stars All Around" (3)

  1. Sounds like progress!

  2. As someone said earlier, the most important training goes on between the ears. That evidently goes for the horses as well! Good work!

  3. Mine does not couch. Nope. The only time he ever stands still without a fight is when he hopes I’m about to get off!

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