Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Jason and 3 new games!
Well, as usual, my own play time has been on the back burner for a week. I couldn’t play fri-sun, as I went to Reno with a friend, to hang out with her while she showed her miniature horses. We had fun….but boy was I exhausted when we got home. Monday it was pouring rain AGAIN! And since my horses hadn’t been out to graze since Thursday, I figured I would let them do that instead. So I encouraged my son to peel himself from the WEE wrestling on TV that he soooo loves, to come and play with his pony. We of course started with everything he has now checked off his list, and added three new ones. He started the squeeze between the barrels, sideways along a fence and ………drum roll please…….trailer loading! Spirit actually loads just fine, but is terrified to do it. So I figure since Jason has already gotten all 4 feet on the pedestal, we should be spend time with friendly with the trailer with no where to go. As, that is all Spirit knows. Get in and go somewhere. The somewhere has most always been a new home, with the exception of two trips to a show. So I can imagine how stressful it is for him, as he probably thinks every time he gets in the trailer, he will be leaving his home behind. Best we start showing him that it isn’t always going to be like that. And hopefully build his confidence with the trailer. Spirit had some trouble with the sideways. I played with him, regardless of my son’s disapproval, as he wants to do it ALL himself. But I needed to figure out the ‘how” to do it, so that Spirit could understand ‘what” we were asking of him, so that Jason could do the “doing”. In the end, Jason was able to get a few steps of sideways by himself. I am hoping to get some play time in myself after giving a lesson on the way home. Jason needs to play again too, so we’ll see how that goes.