I recently posted about how I've figured out that he is nervous in the arena when he's by himself. Apparently, I spoke too soon.
|On Sunday morning I went out to take off Cisco's rainsheet. I got a hug in return. The look on my face is because I wasn't quite sure what he was doing!|
I'm not sure why the sudden change, but I'm not going to complain about it.
He's not perfect about the scary bits when he's by himself - we still have to gradually work our way up to the scary end, and he's become a bit attached to the gate to leave the arena, but he's relaxed enough that we're able to work through it.
|So much hair on the bottom of my new Lemieux saddle pad.|
|The Strip Hair worked great to get the hair out.|
Besides doing a bunch more canter to start strengthening that gait, I need to work on leg yields and installing the forward button. They're both partly installed, but they need to be much sharper and not up for negotiation. I'll have to start carrying the dressage whip on a regular basis instead of my little jump crop.
|Barn chickens decided that someone's saddle cart was a perfect roost. Thankfully, they didn't pick mine (which was next to this one) because I had a bunch of blanket liners thrown over it.|
After that though - it should be all good for the rest of the summer! Fingers crossed!