Rodney Lately

Here we stand. Literally.

Rodney’s trailer kerfuffle was five weeks ago [Dubious Future]. He injured his right hind leg above his ankle. It was never very bad & gets better every day [Rodney’s Feet]. But slowly. Oh, so slowly.

We’ve been doing stand lessons at the mounting block. If I sit on the block, he will stand next to it forever. If I mount up, he feels the need to move off. This tells me he is not at peace with having a rider on his back. So, I sit on the block. I stand on the block. I lean on the saddle. I get on. We stand. I get off. I sit, stand, lean, get on. And so on. And so on. It’s good for his mind and it’s something we can do while his ankle deflates.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

2 thoughts on “Rodney Lately

  1. Seriously? I thought moving off after mounting up is what riders normally do? Smart horses figure that out pretty quickly and some even think ahead. 😉

  2. Nope. I want stand until asked to move off. One of the firetrucks rolls as soon as you press the D button. Doesn’t wait for gas. Don’t like that either.

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