Rodney’s groundtie is nearly perfect. I developed the habit of insisting my horses stand still to be brushed [Progress] because Previous Horse was that bad about respecting my space. We brush the horses in their run-in shed within the field. If they chose to run off, they aren’t going anywhere.
Rodney will move a hoof occasionally, and weakens in the face of carrots. Generally, he stays put. Even when I showed him the wormer last week, he didn’t move. He turned his head as far from me as he could, but kept his feet in place.
When we bring out the saddle [Equipment] to lunge Milton, Rodney leaves the barn.
Sigh. Anyone know of competitions available for bareback riders?
Thank you for reading,