|Cisco also had to investigate the pile of sand that was going to be spread in the arena. From the top.|
The good news is that this lunge line has a leather loop with a buckle so I can easily replace the clip. One more thing to add to my Greenhawk list for their spring sale later this week.
So I chased him around a bit instead.
Then I decided to set up a little cavaletti for him to pop over. I've done this a couple of times, and he seems to enjoy it. He goes over it loose, without me doing much to make him do it. I mean, it's not big, maybe 18" at the biggest, but I guess it's big enough to get him a bit excited.
So excited that night, that he kept going back and forth over it. Like land, stop in the corner, reverse, and head right back over it. All I did was give a cluck and a wave the whip a bit to get him trotting.
Here's the video:
He had done this a couple times earlier in the session before I decided to get it videoed. I'm sure you are thinking that I've drilled this into him. Nope - this is only the third time I've set this up for him.
So it looks like I might have to find a jumping saddle that fits him.
And do you remember my original review on the All Ears Selfie app? And how this is the only response Phantom gave me when I tried it on her?
|Those ears did not go forward.|
|WTF? Where did that whinny come from?|
His head immediately shot straight up and he stared past me. The only sound I used was a whinny.
So far, the app has a 50% success rate.