Bareback, Babies & Baby Steps.

First “big” news, Ransom got to wear a halter for the first time on Monday and also let me lead him fairly well. He popped up once from the pressure and confusion, then did really well. I didn’t do much with him yesterday other than some grooming and whatnot, but today the halter will go back on and we’ll work with leading again. I continue to be very impressed with his little baby horse mind. I did spend some time with him yesterday messing with his legs and feet and he did really well with it.

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I also threw around a big, scary red frisbee and while it freaked the other horses out, he snorted once, sniffed it and was cool.

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He wont be sent for training until he’s about 3 and a half, but never too early to get used to weird things being on the back, right? 😉

Yesterday was mostly devoted to Red. He’s been a bit stiffer this winter from the cold weather, not bad but he needs to get out and move around more, so I gave him a good brush down, gave him his thrush medication (I’ve now been able to lower the dose of Tomorrow and I don’t have to use it as often, woohoo!) and did some massage type stuff that my chiro taught me. He sat and yawned and licked and then I hopped on him bareback for a nice little 25-30 minute ride. Warmed up at the walk and he wanted to pick up the trot and he was surprisingly very well behaved. We also did a bit of groundwork/hand walking beforehand and he did great for that too. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any sort of work other than a calm walk around bareback, so my legs are protesting today, lol. Did some trot circles and let him make some laps around the arena and he felt great.

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I was actually pretty impressed with my seat bareback too…I need to do more of it!

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Planning on more work with Ransom today and some groundwork with Red, maybe another bareback ride if I get the

 

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