|Posted by siglamy on April 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM|
Not exactly 10 days, but a progress report none the less...
He didn't really make progress in his last couple of weeks, more so just maintaining what we have worked on for the last 90 days. He will drag a tire, rope a bit, push cows, step over logs, tarps, etc. He will pony a horse, and he will tie to a trailer all day. He will yeild all parts of his body in all directions. He will stand to be mounted, stop, turn, spin, and walk on a loose rein. He will back on light contact and drop his head on command both from the ground and saddle. He is sold and leaves Saturday. We will miss him.
Scoop FINALLY made big progress. The whole neck reining concept just clicked last week. And now shes almost pro. lol. We have been working on it for 90 days now, and she finally got it. Scoop will stand to be mounted, stand until asked to move, walk, trot, lope, and stop from all 3. She will get her hind quarters under her and drop her head and back on a loose rein. She will do nice circles and good straight lines. She will push cows, drag tires, and will let you throw a rope from her. She will walk over poles and tarps. She will walk on a loose rein. She will let you touch her all over, stand to be saddled, and take a bit without fuss. She will let you pick up all four feet and boot all four legs. She will stand tied all day and will load and back out of a trailer. She has been a nice colt. She goes home this weekend.
Taffy is coming along well. She has another 30 days on her. She will stand to be saddled, take a bit, and stand to be mounted. She still does not like to be kicked, she does better with a riding crop. She will walk, trot, stop, and back. She had to spend a long time in long lines because she liked to rear up alot. She will load in a trailer and haul with other horses. But since she had her accident we have not tried to haul her tied by herself. You can pick up all 4 of her feet and boot all 4 legs. She is an easy going filly. A little in your face, but she reminds me of one of those huge dogs that still think they are a lap dog. lol. She does not realize that she is too big to be in my bubble.
Gypsy has come along way as far as catching and touching and brushing. You can touch her all over, throw a rope all over her. and you can saddle her, but she still bucks a little. She still will not let me touch her feet or legs. She is a horse that if you work with her for too long, she stops learning and goes back to square one. It is very frustrating. I think she is too mentally scarred from being abused to ever make a good riding horse. She would instead make a better broodmare or companion horse. She leaves next week.
Solo is a lazy one. lol. We managed to get 2 strides of lope out of her before she stopped. But, I have her to where you can walk without spurring her every step of the way and you can get a trot from her without getting a complete work out. She will stop on a dime. She will back on a loose rein. She is starting to neck rein. She goes home next week. She is a very sweet mare. Stands to be saddled, bridled, and mounted. Easy to catch, stands tied, no pawing. I like this filly, but she is lazy. We will be working cows on her today. I am in hopes that cows will liven her up. She is bred for it. We will see!
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