Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Forgot to write an entry...Sorry
I can’t believe I forgot to post an entry last weekend. Oops, Sorry! The last two weeks have had it’s ups and downs for both of us. It finally stopped raining last weekend. Yeah!, but then I had so much work to do. I played with Cha’cote in the morning for a couple of hours. I set up a little course for him. He is great at the weave and fig 8 now. We are working on the 22’ line, which kinda scares him a bit. He got away from me once while trotting, and ran straight into his corral. All was forgiven quickly and we moved on to solving a puzzle. I set up two poles in a “V” with cones at the narrow side and a ball between them. He kinda got the idea and moved the ball with his nose a couple of times, but he preffered to jump it than touch it. I stayed at it too long and missed my chance to quit on a good note. I hate being a predator sometimes! All in all things are progressing nicely. He loves to plant his face in my chest and have me stroke his head forever. He even got sad one day when I put him up, and was the first time he explored me. Sniffing me, and nibbling on the rope and halter hanging on my arm. I decided I had to get my trailer back from my friend, so we could start playing the friendly game with it. I lost my phone on the side of the road, after having left it on the hood of my car. We eventually found the lady who found it, AFTER walking up and down hills for 3 hrs. Then off to date night with the hubby. Sunday we got the trailer back and before we started to play with it, I got out a back of horse cookies and we learned the “sniff it” game. Took him no time at all to get it, that I was pointing him in the direction of peppermint LOVE! Now he sniffs things about 75% of the time when I send him to it. We opened the trailer door and just stood there with our heads in it for a while. His only two times in a trailer have been VERY traumatic, so I don’t mind taking the time to just hang out at the trailer.Monday was dump day, spring clean the tack room day, and fix the fence day. I was too exhausted for two days to do anything else.
Posted by Natural Manners at 2/16/2010 10:56:00 AM