Monday, May 3, 2010
My oh My…stubborn kid!
All I can say is Jason is just like ME! He is VERY serious about doing this by himself. All I have to do is set up the task….put a marker where he needs to stand….then tell him the task, and stay out of his way. Sure the tasks are all the same right now….but…I am trying to get him to get himself a little farther down the rope away from Spirit. But it is just easier to put a cone out and tell him to stay behind it than to explain why or how. He just argues with me. He did so good this weekend. Porcupine is getting better, he is more fluid with his carrot stick and rope handling, backing up is getting better. Man that pony sure has the gas pedal stuck down in 1st gear. He is oddly light doing it yo-yo style, but in the leading from zone2 facing same direction, he just doesn’t want to do it for Jason. He does it for me, but there are times when he tests Jason’s leadership and knowledge for sure. Jason is done with his OLL1 patterns and only has a couple of self assessment tasks to go before I will let him tape his audition. We could tape it now, but for the sake of being proper and thorough, he will do each task until he has done it 7 times or more if needed. Anyways, he is working hard on his OLL1, and for the most part, Spirit is on board!