Be Careful What You Train

Training Journal

If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.

 

 
We have created a monster. Well, a mini-monster.

Back in the normal days, Rodney was being introduced to a new arena [Travels] and to the idea of barrel racing [Not From Around These Parts]. We put cookies on top of each of the three race barrels to encourage walking up to the barrels rather than giving them the hairy eyeball.

On a separate note, we bought half a dozen used plastic barrels to be used as driving obstacles. We have two of them in the field for Milton to longline around.

You can see where this is going, yes?

Rodney now insists on checking out each barrel, each time he goes past. Might be a cookie. Ya never know. Some lessons sink in fast.

In other news, spotted the first tick of the season. Fortunately it was crawling rather than attached. Still, ick. We already have flies [Silver Linings]. Two reminders that the blessings of Spring are mixed.

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horse Behavior, Horses

2 replies »

  1. Or the reverse. I remember strongly advising you against learning how to type. In my generation, that was a clear path to a “woman’s job”. Poor advice for a future journalist!

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