Two and a half weeks until Ride The West and the Spokane adoption.
Four weeks until I pack up and head out for Sacramento.
Five weeks and it will be finished.
I think I'd better talk those cowboys into letting me ride just a bit more, don't you? I'm not too concerned about loping at this point. I want a rock solid walk and trot in the next two weeks, then we'll start loping. And he's got to learn not to fret when there's a crowd. That's number one on his to do list.
Sandy's Seventh Week:
1) Rode in arena
2) Turn out in outdoor arena and introduced to traffic (no big deal!)
3) Lunged in arena with another horse
4) Stood at arena gate while the Hydra Bull was running inside
5) Saw cattle on the other side of the arena fence
6) Comes up to be caught, even outdoors
7) Nickered when he saw me!!!
It's a short list, but powerful. He relaxes quickly now when new things are introduced. He's happier in larger spaces (no surprise to me) and outside than in the round pen. This week's goal is to get him used to working with several horses in the arena at the same time as him, and of course to start riding solo!
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