7/30/2008

How to get out of being ridden

Dakota was taking a lesson this evening on groundwork and picking up Ginger's feet. Ginger has turned out to be a great teacher. She won't put up with silly or rude behavior from Dakota, so he is learning how to treat a horse with respect. Dakota couldn't have ended up with a better horse to further his knowledge with and he has a very good instructor helping him along.


Ginger and Dakota's instructor worked with him on leading at the proper distance, stopping at objects, backing up, and how to play 'hide your hinny.'


Dakota worked on picking up Ginger's front feet and then he worked on picking up her back feet.

The ubber-farrier is on vacation and will be back shortly, Ginger is ready for a hoof trim. Dakota might want to learn how to do that too.


The DOR came out and caught me, her plan was to ride me while Dakota took his lesson. Well I thwarted her plans...all it took was standing under the sprinklers until I was soaking wet. She won't saddle me up if I am wet, doesn't want me to get a sore spot. It usually takes several days for the sprinkler line to move across my pasture, so I might get to slack off for a bit. Hopefully she won't bring out a towel to dry me off. If she does I am fully prepared to act like I have marbles in my nose and that a towel is a horse eating object.

Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR

2 comments:

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Cactus Jack Splash said...

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