Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Golden days of early summer
Are here... I am frantically packing and trying to sell and give away most of my belongings before we move to Canada at the end of June. It is quickly approaching. I stare at the lush green tree line trying to memorize the Florida landscape. I do love trees!
I have not really been working Bodhi so much as playing with him. A little canter here, a little jump there. Lots of grazing and we both sputter out of our motivation rather quickly. What are we trying to accomplish again? Oh that's right rehabilitation. I figure playing around with ground ples obsticles, transitions, and lateral work is the best thing. Only time will heal. Only time will tell when he is 100%. I think he is hovering around 95%. right now.
Look At the good boy reaching under. The look of concentration is also priceless.
Here I set up a combination of a small jump he had a canter up to and trot away from--for ground poles.
I don't know why my pony has developed a jump. This is proof. He is no longer flailing over things any more. He jumps. :)
Click and treat!
We practiced more bridleless riding. I know it looks like I have reins but the reins are actually atatched to the halter and than cliped around his neck. I messed around with it today. You can not apply halter pressure this way but I felt better having the "rein" if I wanted it. All in my head I know but isin't all of our "controls" for horses. I should be wearing a helmet. I suck.
So this is what I am up. to Fooling around. How but you guys? Are you having fun with your horses?